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Export Award 2022: Three innovative Swiss companies with strong growth nominated

The Export Award conferred annually by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) honors companies with international operations that show impressive results from their expansion strategy, the clarity of their internationalization concept, and their consistent and successful implementation of these. Altoo, BÜCHI Labortechnik and GWF MessSysteme have been nominated for this year’s prize. The Export Award will be presented on April 7, 2022, as part of the International Trade Forum.

Export Award

Companies that successfully sell their products or services abroad are recognized each year with the Export Award. Zug-based startup Altoo (Altoo Wealth Platform), BÜCHI Labortechnik (laboratory and process solutions) from Flawil, and family company GWF MessSysteme (complete solutions for the sustainable handling of valuable resources) from Lucerne have made it into the final. Which of the three companies has emerged ahead of its competitors will be announced at the award ceremony on April 7, 2022. The ceremony will take place as part of the International Trade Forum at the KKL in Lucerne. The Export Award will be presented by Ruth Metzler-Arnold, President of the Supervisory Board at S-GE.

Jury with renowned personalities

The three finalists were selected by an honorary and independent jury, made up of well-known individuals from the worlds of business, academia and the media within Switzerland: Ralph Siegl (Jury President), Stefan Barmettler (Editor-in-Chief Handelszeitung), Martin Naville (CEO Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce), Emanuel Probst (CEO JURA Elektroapparate), Winfried Ruigrok (Professor of Business Economics at the University of St. Gallen HSG), Nicola Thibaudeau (CEO of MPS Micro Precision Systems), Franziska Tschudi Sauber (CEO and Delegate of the Supervisory Board of Wicor Holding) and Monika Walser (CEO of de Sede).

One prize with many advantages

The award not only provides companies with a good reputation among customers and partners but also motivates the workforce and honors their strong performance in international business. All applicants receive an invitation to the International Trade Forum. The finalists and the winner also get vouchers for export services from S-GE for a new market entry, free S-GE Gold membership for a year and a certificate. The winning company can use the “Export Award” label after April 7.

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Christine Moser
Senior Communications Manager 
+41 44 365 50 69

Über Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion with offices throughout Switzerland and in 31 countries. Swiss SMEs realize their international business potential in new and existing markets. In doing so, we rely on a unique network of national and international partners. This is how we create added value for our clients and prosperity for Switzerland. As a non-profit organization, we provide a public service for our clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons. We operate our 27 offices, the so-called Swiss Business Hubs and Trade Points, in 31 countries jointly with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Thanks to our global network of partners, we support our customers in many other countries.

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