Headquarters and International Services Centers

Switzerland has long served as a major European crossroads.

As a result of its excellent transportation and communication infrastructure, as well as its liberal business climate and tax regime, the country remains an ideal location for doing business in and from Europe.

Switzerland has been the gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for approximately 6,000 international companies which have expanded and operated their businesses throughout the EMEA region. Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has reinforced its strategic geographic position by offering moderate tax rates, an exceptional quality of life, sustained political stability combined with favorable government regulations, and a highly qualified and flexible workforce, especially when compared with other European countries.

For many reasons, Western Switzerland has traditionally attracted a variety of international companies engaged in the medical technology, biotechnology, microtechnology and information and communication technology industries. Building on these clusters, the region has also increasingly earned a reputation as a prime location for international headquarters, management and logistics centers. The French-speaking region of Switzerland is home to numerous Swiss companies, such as Nestlé, Adecco and Logitech, as well as large, multinational corporations who have reaped the benefits of running their operations from this region.

A few examples of worldwide or european headquarter