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The Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries

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

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A glimpse of the MEM industries

The sector in context

Workforce

The mechanical and electrical engineering industries are Switzerland's largest industrial employer. It employs  320,000 employees including 20,000 apprentices. About the industry.

Added Value

The Swiss MEM industries are responsible for 30% of Swiss goods exports. As such they are a cornerstone of the Swiss economy. The MEM industries account for 7.4% of total added value in Switzerland. About the industry. 

Goods Exports

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

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Facts & Figures

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.