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Headquarter functions

Switzerland is an attractive location for global and regional headquarters of foreign companies. 

The modern Würth-Haus in Rorschach
The modern Würth-Haus in Rorschach

More than 850 international companies have their head office or other central functions in Switzerland. Almost three quarters of companies come from North America and Europe. Followed by Japan, China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. Prominent examples are Biogen, Caterpillar, Dow, DuPont, Google, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, or Procter & Gamble.

These companies are convinced by Switzerland’s location and its excellent general conditions. Key criteria for choosing the location are its flexible labor law, the availability of qualified personnel, an attractive tax environment, an excellent infrastructure, political stability, proximity to universities and world-class research centers, a high quality of life, and international environment. Neutrality in an economic sense is also important. All the major European markets are comfortable having a Swiss main office. Switzerland is also perfectly suited as a test market because it provides great diversity within a very small area.

What is this business model based on? Would you like to maximize your innovative capabilities or optimize your processes and structures? Do you keep an eye on new markets? Switzerland as a business location offers specific advantages in all areas of the value chain, which can help you to develop your business in the best way possible.


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