"Running a multinational business here is a pleasure. There is a great pool of high quality workers, and we have no difficulty in recruiting high level specialists from all over the world to live and work here."

Michel Pettigrew
Chief Operating Officer
Ferring International

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Your business, Swiss Made

Swiss Made: a world-famous label that sums up the quality of products created by Swiss enterprise. A quality born of an environment that is particularly favourable to smooth business activities.

Could your company also benefit from the quality of a Swiss Made environment in the canton of Vaud?

A growing number of international companies are choosing Switzerland and the canton of Vaud as a base for developing their operations in Europe. Switzerland is by far the most popular choice as a location for European or global headquarters. According to a study carried out by international management consultants Ernst & Young (Swiss Attractiveness Survey 2006 - pdf), 45% of decision-makers made Switzerland their first choice, way ahead of the UK in second place with 19.4%.

What’s more, companies that have chosen to set up shop in Switzerland have not regretted it: 74% of them are considering setting up more operations or extending their existing operations in Switzerland.


  • Unemployment rate : 4.9 % (2014)
  • VAT : 8%, the lowest rate in Europe
  • Working hours : 40 - 42 hours per week
  • More than 400 financial institutions and 150 foreign banks based in Switzerland