The Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries

With approximately 320,000 employees it is the largest industrial employer in Switzerland.

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The sector in context

The mechanical and electrical engineering industries are Switzerland's largest industrial employer. It employs 10.5% of Switzerland's workforce, including 20.000 apprentices.

 

 

Workforce

About the industry

The mechanical and electrical engineering industries represent the largest industrial sector in Switzerland. The industry contributed 18 per cent to the gross domestic product in 2012; the proportion of the added value of the engineering, electrical and metal industry corresponded to 9 per cent. 

 

Added Value

The mechanical and electrical engineering industries are Switzerland's largest export industry besides the chemical-pharmaceutical sector.

 

 

Goods Exports

About the industry

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Panorama

The mechanical and electrical engineering industry is an important pillar of the Swiss economy with a high export ratio.

 

Its products offer solutions for all all spheres of life and the economy, ranging from homes and mobility to health and safety, including nutrition.

Swissmem's magazine Panorama provides detailed information about the MEM industry.

Political Positions

Political commitment to Switzerland as a place for work and research

To offer attractive jobs in the future the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industry needs a favorable political framework and a fruitful economic environment.