Bühler opens Insect Technology Center

Uzwil - Bühler has brought together expertise and infrastructure for efficient insect production at the new Insect Technology Center (ITC) in Uzwil in the canton of St Gallen. The ITC has obtained funding from Switzerland’s Federal Office for the Environment for its contribution to a more sustainable food system.
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Start-up MOOST wins the ABB Electrification Challenge

Zurich/Rapperswil-Jona - MOOST has been declared the winner of the Smart Buildings Challenge, which is part of the ABB Electrification Startup Challenge 2022. More than 100 applications from 34 countries were submitted for the three awards across different categories. MOOST will now seek to bring its solution to market with the support of ABB.
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Eastern Switzerland gains its first electric aviation charging pole

St.Gallen/Altenrhein - Sankt Gallisch-Appenzellische Kraftwerke AG and the People’s Airport St.Gallen-Altenrhein in the St.GallenBodenseeArea have created the first public charging station for electric aircraft in Eastern Switzerland. This investment marks a step toward the region’s energy future and increases capacities for carbon-neutral, low-noise aviation.
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IBH registers record year in 2021

Kreuzlingen - The International Association of Lake Constance Universities (IBH) was able to double participation in its practical, interregional research projects in 2021. In total, it funded 47 projects at 21 universities. As of 2023, the IBH is to be rebranded as the Wissenschaftsverbund Vierländerregion Bodensee.
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Kybun and Joya to merge into the Kybun Joya Group

Roggwil/Sennwald - The Müller family is combining its two shoe companies Kybun and Joya. From this point on, they will be managed under the umbrella of the Kybun Joya Group. Joya Schuh founder Karl Müller Jr. will assume responsibility for managing the shoe business from his father Karl Müller Sr.
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Quickpac opens new depot in St.Gallen

St.Gallen - The parcel service provider Quickpac has officially opened its new warehouse in St.Gallen. The collection point for parcel delivery by electric car has been in operation since April. From this location, the company delivers parcels throughout the cantons of St.Gallen, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Thurgau.
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SFS Group and Hoffmann SE joining forces

Heerbrugg/Munich - The SFS Group has completed the announced merger with the tool manufacturer and marketer Hoffmann SE. Hoffmann will continue to operate as an independent division within the SFS Group.
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Brusa grows from Buchs

Buchs - A total of 200 employees are currently employed in the new Brusa headquarters in Buchs in the canton of St.Gallen, while growth plans lay out expansion of up to 400 jobs. Brusa Electronic and the spin-off Brusa HyPower are moving to benefit from the switch to electromobility.
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Heierling and Flawa Consumer bring sustainable ski shoes to the slopes

Davos/Flawil - Heierling and Flawa Consumer hope to jointly develop sustainably manufactured ski shoes. At the 15th Eastern Switzerland Innovation Conference from OST – Eastern Switzerland University Ost, they enquired about the possibilities for manufacturing to meet the conditions of the circular economy.
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