Swiss mechanical, electrical and metal industry: the key points at a glance

Swiss mechanical, electrical and metal industry: the key points at a glance
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The Swiss mechanical, electrical, and metal industry (MEM) is the largest industrial employer in Switzerland with more than 330,000 employees. The success of the industry lies in its great innovative ability: continuous investments in research and development help Swiss companies to succeed in continuously improving their products, technologies, and processes, as well as obtaining its leading international position. The “Swiss Made” label stands for excellent quality, reliability, and security, which the Swiss precision technology has been able to achieve worldwide thanks, primarily, to its first-class reputation. 

Due to its high standards, this sector is competitive on an international level, despite the strong Swiss franc. Almost 80% of Swiss MEM products are exported, 60% of which goes to the EU. Switzerland holds second place in an international comparison of per capita exports of machinery. The MEM is therefore an important pillar of the Swiss export business. MEM products represent 32% of all Swiss exports. Machine and vehicle construction are both particularly important: this sector contributes 34% to MEM exports, followed by precision instruments with 22% and the metal industry with 19%. 

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The Swiss mechanical, electrical, and metal industry (MEM) is the largest industrial employer in Switzerland with more than 330,000 employees. The success of the industry lies in its great innovative ability: continuous investments in research and development help Swiss companies to succeed in continuously improving their products, technologies, and processes, as well as obtaining its leading international position. The “Swiss Made” label stands for excellent quality, reliability, and security, which the Swiss precision technology has been able to achieve worldwide thanks, primarily, to its first-class reputation. 

Due to its high standards, this sector is competitive on an international level, despite the strong Swiss franc. Almost 80% of Swiss MEM products are exported, 60% of which goes to the EU. Switzerland holds second place in an international comparison of per capita exports of machinery. The MEM is therefore an important pillar of the Swiss export business. MEM products represent 32% of all Swiss exports. Machine and vehicle construction are both particularly important: this sector contributes 34% to MEM exports, followed by precision instruments with 22% and the metal industry with 19%. 

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