With great innovative capacity and creative energy, the companies in the technology industry develop solutions to the challenges of our age – whether dealing with climate change, sustainable mobility, innovations in medical technology and food production, or resource-efficient power generation and use.
Having emerged from the tradition-steeped MEM industries, the Swiss technology industry now employs 320,000 workers in Switzerland and another 560,000 people around the world. It consists mainly of SMEs and trains around 20,000 young people in Switzerland to professional standards. The companies export 80% of their products and services. When it comes to high-tech, precision and quality, many Swiss companies are among the world leaders in their niche markets.