List of the 3 largest food companies in the Lake Geneva region

List of the 3 largest food companies in the Lake Geneva region

The food industry is one of the most important sectors of the Swiss economy. Below we have picked out 3 highly interesting companies for you. All 3 are part of our list of the 100 largest food producers in Switzerland.

  • Contains the 100 top-selling food producers from Switzerland from numerous segments such as bakery products, meat products, dairy products, ready meals, confectionery, coffee and tea, beverages, etc.
  • Excellent level of detail: industry and area of activity, sales if publicly available (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015), number of employees if publicly available, general contact details, names of management, etc.
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1. Nestlé S.A., Vevey: CHF 84.3 billion sales

Nestlé is the largest Swiss industrial company and also the largest food manufacturer in the world. The group employs around 273,000 people worldwide and has more than 400 production sites around the globe. The product portfolio is diverse and includes beverages (also in powder form), mineral waters, confectionery, ready meals, infant nutrition, health food, dairy products, ice cream and pet food. Well-known Nestlé brands include Nesquik, Nescafé, Nespresso, Perrier, S. Pellegrino, Vittel, Häagen-Dazs, Mövenpick, Schöller, Alete and Maggi. The shares are almost exclusively in free float.

2. Givaudan SA, Vernier: CHF 6.3 billion in sales

Givaudan is one of the 30 largest Swiss companies and the world’s largest manufacturer of flavors and fragrances. It has a global market share of around a quarter. Givaudan products are used in the food and beverage industry as well as in the manufacture of perfumes and personal care products. In the food sector, Givaudan flavors are used in beverages, convenience food, confectionery, snacks, dairy and cheese products and nutraceuticals, among others. Most of these are contract manufacturing. Givaudan has around 16,000 employees. The company was founded in 1895 by brothers Léon and Xavier Givaudan. Most of the shares are in free float.

3. Aproz Sources Minérales SA, Nendaz-Aproz: approx. CHF 100 million turnover (no current turnover available)

Aproz Sources Minérales SA, a leading Swiss mineral water and syrup producer, is named after the mineral springs in the area surrounding Aproz in the canton of Valais. The company was founded in 1946 to commercially exploit the natural mineral water deposits in the Nendaz region. From the beginning, the main customer was the Swiss Migros Group, which took over the company in 1958. Aproz Sources Minérales is still part of the Migros Group. In addition to mineral water and syrup, soft drinks and soda concentrates are produced. Approximately 170 people are employed at Aproz Sources Minérales.

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