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    • Latest News

      • October 19, 2018 Swiss Leclanché survives in lithium-ion battery market

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The world market for lithium-ion batteries is controlled almost completely by Japanese, Korean and Chinese companies. Last year, Panasonic was the world’s largest producer of cells due to its participation in the so-called gigafactory of Tesla in the U.S. China’s CATL is catching up fast and plans to build its first factory in Europe. Despite this Asian dominance, Leclanché from Yverdon-les-Bains, the eldest and biggest producer of lithium-ion batteries in Switzerland, is still in business. In fact, it is currently in the successful process of mastering earlier financial distress and expanding into new markets and fields. [more]

      • October 15, 2018 Switzerland also conducts tsunami research

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland and cheese is a well-known combination, but Switzerland and tsunami does not look like such a “natural” pair because Switzerland has no maritime borders. But largely unknown outside of Europe, there are earthquakes in Switzerland due to some faults under the Alps. As a result, there have been tsunamis in Swiss lakes in the past. This is the reason why researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Bern are now studying lakes in Switzerland to learn about tsunamis and their hazard, what triggers them and how often they have occurred in the past.[more]

      • October 12, 2018 BIG KAISER Precision Tooling celebrates 70 years

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – BIG KAISER, a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metal-working industries and now a member of the BIG Daishowa Group of companies, is celebrating 70 years since the original KAISER company was founded in Rümlang, Switzerland. Seven decades of dedication to detail and quality combined with hard work form the basis for continued success and strong market presence. In honor of this 70th anniversary, the parent company BIG Daishowa invited the entire BIG KAISER team to its headquarters in Osaka.[more]

      • October 09, 2018 Switzerland chooses 100 most promising startups

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – A fertility bracelet for women, a software for autonomous driving and a new way of tumor diagnostics – the startups behind these technological innovations have been chosen as the Top 3 best young companies in Switzerland of this year at the annual “Top 100 Swiss Startup Award”. Their activities are particularly important for Switzerland which has been the leader of the annual Global Innovation Index for the last eight years. The Top 100 list generates also a good opportunity to recognize technological trends and developments in Switzerland and worldwide. One interesting fact is that almost half of the Top 100 2018 startup companies are located in the canton of Zurich and about a quarter in the canton of Vaud.[more]

      • October 05, 2018 Lindt and Nestlé launch Japan-flavored sweets

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The two Swiss food giants Lindt and Nestlé have recently launched independently from each other new products in Japan with specific Japan flavors. Lindt created Matcha Lindor balls as its first-ever chocolate retail product with a Japanese touch, whereas Nestlé launched a KitKat bar with the taste of a sake-based plum liquor. Both Swiss companies are using a formula which many foreign retailers in Japan have followed successfully – generate consumer interest by launching new products regularly and adapt their products to the local taste. [more]

      • October 01, 2018 Oris Group Chairman: “Young Japanese inspired me”

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – At the September Luncheon, about 40 members and guests of the SCCIJ learned from Mr. Ulrich W. Herzog, Chairman of the Oris Group, one of the last independent premium watchmakers in Switzerland, how to go as a company your own way. They were fascinated to learn how young Japanese consumers in the eighties of the last century influenced the brand strategy of Oris and how its management buy-out during the quartz crisis was turned into success by completely turning against the market trend of that time. Mr. Herzog spoke on the occasion of the opening of a pop-up store in Aoyama after Oris founded a subsidiary in Japan earlier this year. The group is represented in 75 countries.[more]

      • September 28, 2018 Nomura and Julius Baer to serve wealthy clients in Japan

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Nomura Holdings, Japan's leading investment bank, and the Swiss private banking group Julius Baer have entered into a strategic partnership for asset management in Japan. This represents a significant step forward for both firms’ strategic ambition for the Japanese market. Julius Baer gains access to the wealthy private clients of Japan's leading securities firm, thereby expanding its presence in Japan. Nomura, in turn, intends for such clients to expand its offering currently focused on its home market to include the internationally oriented portfolio solutions of the Swiss private bank. Thus, Nomura can better meet the growing competition for such customers in Japan. [more]

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