List of the 200 largest chemical companies Switzerland [2023]

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Contains the 200 top-selling chemical companies from Switzerland from numerous segments such as pharmaceuticals, coatings and inks, construction chemicals, adhesives and sealants, cleaning chemicals, specialty chemicals, cosmetics, gases, etc.

Excellent level of detail: industry and field of activity, sales (2021 – 2015) if publicly available, number of employees (2021 – 2018) if publicly available, general contact details, names of the top management, etc.

Download valid at any time, free updates for at least 12 months, free preview available via contact [at] Last Update: 25.01.2023.

This list is part of our list of the 1,500 largest Swiss companies.

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Database of the largest chemical companies in Switzerland

List of the 4 largest chemical companies in Switzerland

Below we present the three largest Swiss chemical companies that are part of our concise database. This will help you get a feel for the major players in the industry.

1. F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (pharmaceuticals): CHF 58.3 billion in sales (2020).

Ranking first among the largest Swiss chemical companies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company employs more than 100,000 people and is headquartered in Basel in northwestern Switzerland. In recent decades, the Roche Group has repeatedly strengthened its position with acquisitions and is active in numerous pharmaceutical segments.

2. Novartis AG (pharmaceuticals): CHF 48.7 billion in sales (2020).

In second place among the top-selling chemical companies in Switzerland is Novartis AG. Novartis is also headquartered in Basel and manages its global pharmaceutical and biotech activities from here. Novartis is one of the most valuable listed companies in Switzerland and, like the Roche Group, also employs more than 100,000 people.

3. Debiopharm International SA (Pharma): CHF 25 billion in sales (2020)

The third place of the largest chemical companies in Switzerland is also occupied by a pharmaceutical group, which illustrates the great importance of this industry for Switzerland. Debiopharm is a biopharmaceutical group based in Lausanne in the Lake Geneva region. The group is family-owned and operates worldwide.

4. Syngenta AG (agrochemicals): CHF 14.3 billion in sales (2020).

Syngenta, an international agricultural technology group, has its administrative headquarters in Switzerland. With its registered office in Shanghai, the company focuses on seeds and crop protection, where Syngenta is one of the global market leaders.


Overview of the largest chemical companies in Switzerland for immediate download as an Excel list.

Our list of the largest chemical companies in Switzerland is ideally suited for anyone looking for a comprehensive market overview of the Swiss chemical industry. The dataset contains all relevant companies in the country and is ideal for acquiring new partners and customers. In addition to general contact data, the list also includes segmentation by area of activity (logistics, cosmetics, coatings and inks, gases, cleaning chemicals, construction chemicals, adhesives and sealants, etc.) and information on sales and employee numbers, provided these are publicly available. The list is available for uncomplicated purchase via our online store. Directly after payment, you will receive a download link to the Excel file so that you can start working immediately. Lead generation has never been easier. We are pleased to be able to support you with our data and are of course always available to answer any questions you may have about the product.

Maps chemical companies Switzerland

Locations of the largest firms in the Swiss chemical industry

The map on the left shows the largest chemical companies in Switzerland. Each company is marked by a dot. As can be seen on the map, most of the companies are located in the northern part of Switzerland.

Included information in this list

  • Company name, legal form and parent company (if there are unified consolidated financial statements)
  • General contact details (address incl. major region and canton, e-mail address, telephone number, URL, names of the executives)
  • Segmentation by industry and field of activity
  • If publicly available via annual report or similar: sales figures for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 and number of employees for the last three years
Statistics largest chemical companies Switzerland

The firms in our list are located in these regions

Most of the chemical companies represented in our list are in northwestern Switzerland. Just under 50 companies are based there. Northwestern Switzerland is followed by the regions Zurich and Central Switzerland, with just under 40 and 30 companies, respectively.


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