Case Studies

Designing Flood Defences to Stand the Test of Time

Kasper Fredriksen, sales engineer with Sulzer, explains how the company’s design expertise is ensuring the protection of a Danish town from flood damage until (according to company estimates) 2110. Looking ahead at rising sea levels, water utilities in low-lying areas need to be planning how to handle increased risks of flooding. In Denmark, defenses in…


Serco Acquires European Immigration Services Provider

Serco has announced the acquisition of ORS, a provider of specialist immigration services to public sector customers in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The business is to be acquired for a total consideration of up to CHF44 million (approx. £39 million).  ORS’s revenue for the year ended 31 December 2021 was CHF110 million (approx. £97…


Delivering Secure Edge Computing Environments

A new partnership between confidential computing software provider Cysec and edge application orchestration platform Avassa will offer automated, scalable, and secure solutions for edge computing environments. For many enterprises today, it’s no longer a matter of cloud or edge — it’s a matter of both. And with a hybrid infrastructure, businesses need to apply tooling…


Tamoil-Autogrill Collaboration Wins 30-year Zürich Motorway Services Concession

Swiss Oil Company Tamoil SA, in close collaboration with Autogrill, has secured a new concession for the operation of the Herrlisberg Nord motorway service area in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. The 30-year concession (with an option for a further 10 years) is expected to generate sales of around 400 million euros1 (over the 30…

Automation & AI

Honourable Mention for Schneider Electric IntenCity Net-zero Carbon Building Operation

Schneider Electric has achieved an Honourable Mention in the Architecture category of Fast Company’s 2022 ‘World Changing Ideas Awards’ for IntenCity, its new net-zero carbon in building operation Building of the Future in Grenoble, France. With buildings responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions and more than 30 per cent of the…


Aura Blockchain Consortium Welcomes Mercedes-Benz

The Aura Blockchain Consortium has announced Mercedes-Benz as its fifth and newest founding member. The consortium was established to realise a common ambition shared by its international players in the luxury industry to raise standards in relation to innovation transparency and blockchain technology, and increase customer trust in members’ sustainable practices and product sourcing. Mercedes-Benz…


Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

30.09.2021, 09:44 Changing European Supply Chains for the Better A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises. Like traditional businesses, social enterprises aim to make a profit but do so…


Picture Perfect in the Swiss Alps

15.09.2021, 11:36 Picture Perfect in the Swiss Alps Grand Hotel Kronenhof, the iconic travel destination at Pontresina in the Swiss Alps, has installed Philips MediaSuite professional TVs within all 112 guest rooms as part of a major refurbishment.   First opened in 1848, the luxury hotel which is a favourite with royalty and celebrities (notably,…


Hailing Building Materials Testing

06.01.2021, 18:41 Hailing Building Materials Testing A specialised testing service from TÜV Rheinland can prevent damage to buildings, cars and caravans caused by hailsontes. Damage which typically includes dents (including often expensive-to-repair water damage) and perforations, increasingly requires project owners and construction companies in Switzerland and Austria to submit a hail test for components of…


Grid Edge Study Reveals Climate Change Preparedness

25.11.2020, 13:41 Grid Edge Study Reveals Climate Change Preparedness A new grid edge study by Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Oxford compares the effectiveness of policies introduced by different countries as they transition energy provision in response to climate change. Energy generation is increasingly relying on renewables, and formerly passive…


The Future of Concrete Repairs

26.05.2020, 15:24 The Future of Concrete Repairs With concrete repair accounting for more than 3 per cent of the concrete market, Jamie Squires, product manager at Sika, considers the technical innovation that supports it. Concrete repair is big business. It is also a process that remains crucial to the maintenance of the buildings and infrastructure which…


Dataflex Tour to Visit Four European Countries

09.08.2019, 15:51 Dataflex Tour to Visit Four European Countries Ergonomics and consumer accessories specialist Dataflex will showcase its latest solutions at V8 Motorworld in Stuttgart, Allianz Arena (the home of FC Bayern Munich) and eight other cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland during its annual roadshow from 5th September to 17th October. Commencing in…

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