List of the 3 largest machine builders from Zurich (Canton)

List of the 3 largest mechanical engineering companies from Zurich

Located in the southeast of Switzerland, the canton of Zurich is one of the most economically important in the country. The capital of the canton is the city of Zurich with 421 thousand inhabitants. This makes Zurich the largest city in Switzerland. Many engineering companies have also settled in the canton of Zurich. We present the largest 3 below. All 3 companies are part of our list of the largest mechanical engineering companies in Switzerland.

  • Contains the 100 top-selling mechanical engineering companies from Switzerland that are active in numerous subdivisions such as machine tools, packaging machinery, construction machinery, industrial equipment, textile machinery, etc.
  • Excellent level of detail: industry and field of activity, customer segments and application fields, net sales if publicly available (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015), number of employees if publicly available, general contact details, names of the top management, etc.
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1. ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, Zurich: 26.1 billion US dollars turnover

ABB Asea Brown Boveri is a global power and automation engineering group. The company was formed in 1988 by the merger of the Swiss “Brown, Boveri & Cie” with the Swedish “Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget” (ASEA). The ABB Group employs a total of 110,000 people and is represented in approximately 100 countries around the globe. There are four global business areas: Electrification (technical solutions for power supply), Robotics and Manufacturing Automation (motors, generators, drives and robots), Power Grids (power grids, joint venture with Hitachi) and Industrial Automation (automation solutions for various industries).

2. Sulzer Management Ltd, Winterthur: CHF 3.3 billion sales

Sulzer Management is the leading subsidiary of the Sulzer Corporation, a Swiss industrial company with a long tradition. Its origins lie in a foundry founded in 1834. Today, the corporation is active in four divisions: Pumps Equipment, Rotating Equipment Services, Chemtech, and Applicator Systems. In these areas, Sulzer offers, among other things, pumping technology, services for the optimization and operation of rotating equipment (generators, motors, thermal turbomachinery), as well as agitation, mixing, and separation technologies for liquids. The company employs around 15,000 people. A good 48.8 percent of shares are owned by Liwet Holding of the Russian investor Vekselberg, the rest is free float.

3. Bucher Industries AG, Niederweningen: 2.7 billion CHF sales

Bucher Industries is a diversified Swiss engineering group that grew out of a forge in Niederweningen acquired in 1807. The business is divided into five divisions: Kuhn Agricultural Machinery (agricultural machinery for various applications, core business), Bucher Municipal (municipal vehicles for clearing and cleaning), Bucher Hydraulics (hydraulic equipment, e.g. pumps, motors, valves, power units, elevator drives), Bucher Emhart Glass (machinery for glass container manufacturing) and Bucher Specials (special machinery for various applications). The Bucher Group employs about 13,000 people. The descendants of the founding family hold 35.2 percent of the shares, the rest is free float.

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