Self-Driving Grocery Deliveries Trialled on Schindler’s Ebikon Campus

Leading Swiss supermarket chain Migros, autonomous EV startup LOXO and Schindler are trialling an electrically propelled delivery service called “Migronomous” using an autonomous vehicle to transport groceries to employees of Schindler’s campus at Ebikon in Lucerne. The pilot trial of LOXO’s “Alpha” self-driving vehicle began on 8th February, and is the first self-driving delivery vehicle…


Holcim Announces Acquisition of Duro-Last

Holcim has signed an agreement to acquire Duro-Last, a leader in commercial roofing systems within the United States, with pro forma net sales of USD 540 million. Duro-Last has a track record of double-digit growth in North America’s highly profitable USD >40 billion roofing market, driven by premium brands, proprietary technologies and custom-made solutions. Duro-Last’s…


Dufry Receives Green Light for Autogrill Acquisition

The proposed acquisition of Italian multinational food and beverage leader Autogrill S.p.A by Swiss global travel retail company Dufry AG has received unconditional approval from antitrust authorities around the world, paving the way for the establishment of a combined entity with 5,500 outlets at 1,200 airport and other locations in 75 countries. First announced in…


Factory of the Year 2022

Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure production facility in Zug, Switzerland, has been named winner in the “Excellence in Supply Chain Resilience” category of this year’s Factory of the Year (Fabrik des Jahresin) Awards. The awards are organised by international management consultancy firm, Kearney. Siemens was recognised for supply chain resilience and preventive risk management practices in the…


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…

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