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March 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it achieved record results in all areas for full-year 2013. The company announced a 23.8% increase in net profit, to a record 344.7 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-achieves-record-results-for-2013-including-net-profit-up-23-8-percent_59310.html
March 4, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a more than doubling in net profits for 2013, compared with 2012, to 53.9 million Swiss francs ($61 million), mainly because of a favorable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_59291.html
March 4, 2014
Lonza says that its board of directors is proposing Barbara Richmond and Juergen Steinemann to be elected as new members of the board at the company’s next annual general meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-to-elect-two-new-board-members_59290.html
February 26, 2014
Lonza says that it will temporarily shut down its niacin, or nicotinic acid, production plant at Visp, Switzerland, for routine maintenance work. The planned shutdown will take place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-temporarily-shuts-niacin-plant-in-Switzerland_59106.html
February 21, 2014
Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) says that it acquired the entire business and product portfolio of amino acid building blocks from CordenPharma Switzerland, an active pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Chemie-Uetikon-acquires-amino-acid-building-blocks-business-in-Switzerland-from-CordenPharma_59019.html
February 20, 2014
Merck KGaA says that Simon Sturge will join the company from Boehringer Ingelheim (Ingelheim, Germany) effective 1 March 2014, to head the biosimilars unit. The Simon Sturge...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Merck-KGaA-appoints-Simon-Sturge-as-new-head-of-biosimilars-unit_58935.html
February 20, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) says that its board of directors has proposed the election of the current vice chairman Andreas Casutt as chairman of the board. Casutt will succeed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-to-elect-Andreas-Casutt-as-new-board-chairman_58932.html
February 19, 2014
Clariant today reported flat fourth-quarter net profit from continuing operations of 85 million Swiss francs ($95.7 million) on 8% higher sales, SF1.56 billion, of which 7% is due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Reshaped-Clariant-reports-improved-results-confirms-midterm-targets_58890.html
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/AMEC-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion-creating-an-E-and-C-powerhouse_58794.html
February 7, 2014
EMS Group (Domat/Ems, Switzerland) says earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for full-year 2013 jumped 15.4% to reach 369 million Swiss Francs ($409 million), compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/EMS-Group-reports-record-2013-net-sales-Ebit_58675.html
February 5, 2014
Syngenta, the world's largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is embarking on a cost-savings plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-savings-plan-as-earnings-decline-ups-margin-target_58560.html
February 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-to-acquire-Brazilian-waterproofing-materials-company_58529.html
February 3, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said today that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/AVA-Biochem-starts-commercial-production-of-renewable-5-HMF_58501.html
February 3, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has appointed Adrian Widmer, the current head/controlling and M&A, as the CFO and a member of group management with effect from 1 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-appoints-new-CFO_58497.html
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Gurit-reports-18-percent-YoY-increase-in-fourth-quarter-sales_58465.html
January 31, 2014
Machine and plant engineering firm Oerlikon (Pfäffikon, Switzerland) has signed an agreement to acquire Sulzer’s (Winterthur, Switzerland) Metco division for an enterprise...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Oerlikon-acquires-Sulzers-Metco-unit-creating-surface-solutions-leader_58458.html
January 30, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today reported its full-year net income rising 19.5%, to 490 million Swiss francs ($545.4 million), on sales 5.5%, higher at SF4.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Givaudan-reports-improved-full-year-results-confirms-midterm-objectives_58412.html
January 24, 2014
DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of DSM, says that it will cut about 120 jobs in Switzerland, as a result of the almost concluded integration of a number of significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/DSM-Nutritional-Products-to-cut-120-jobs-in-Switzerland_58286.html
January 23, 2014
Lonza recorded a 44.2% fall in profits for 2013 compared with 2012, to 87 million Swiss francs ($95.7 million). Sales for 2013 decreased by 4.2%, to SF3.58 billion, due to lower sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-reports-fall-in-profits-sales_58208.html
January 23, 2014
The state council of the Swiss canton of Valais and Lonza today announced the establishment of a coordinating committee to address the problem of mercury pollution between Visp and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-and-Swiss-authorities-agree-to-address-mercury-pollution_58204.html
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