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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
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 14, 2014
Lonza and Index Ventures, a leading venture capital investment firm, have signed an exclusive five-year agreement for process development and cGMP production for all biological...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-signs-agreement-with-Index-Ventures-for-development-and-manufacture-of-biologics_57823.html
January 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (FW; Zug, Switzerland) announced today that following a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, it has provisionally agreed with AMEC (London) on non-binding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/AMEC-signs-preliminary-agreement-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion_57916.html
December 6, 2013
Nestlé has announced plans to sell its 10% stake in Givaudan via a private placement to investors. The placement is being managed by Goldman Sachs. The stake is valued...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Nestle-to-sell-its-10-percent-stake-in-Givaudan_57172.html
November 28, 2013
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), has appointed Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Archroma-appoints-new-COO_56995.html
November 28, 2013
DSM says that the Bühler Technology Group (Uzwil, Switzerland) has acquired the 50% stake held by DSM in their Wuxi NutriRice Co. (Wuxi, China) joint venture. Wuxi NutriRice was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Buhler-buys-out-DSM-in-Wuxi-NutriRice-JV_56993.html
November 19, 2013
Nestlé will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven multinationals that produce consumer goods, to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Nestle-joins-Bioplastic-Feedstock-Alliance_56779.html
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