List of Swiss companies by revenue

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Switzerland has a large economy and highly skilled labor force. Fifteen Swiss companies are included on Fortune's "Global 500" list (in 2011). As at 2005 the largest non-financial companies in terms of annual revenue were Glencore, Nestlé and Novartis, with Nestlé as the largest employer. The largest banks were UBS and Credit Suisse, and the largest insurance company was Zurich Insurance Group.


Largest companies[edit]

Ranked by revenue 2005.

Rank Name Headquarters Revenue
(Mil. CHF)
Net income
(Mil. CHF)
Employees Industry Director
1. Glencore Baar 119 938 181 000[1] commodity trading
2. Nestlé Vevey 91 075 7 995 253 000 agriculture/food Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
3. Novartis Basel 42 455 8 093 90 924 chemical/pharmaceutical
4. Roche Basel 35 511 2 390 68 218 chemical/pharmaceutical
5. ABB Zurich 29 169 955 104 000 engineering
6. Adecco Opfikon 28 534 706 33 000 temp workers
7. Migros Zurich 20 385 699 59 934 retail/services
8. Holcim Jona 18 468 1 818 59 901 construction materials
9. Cargill International SA Geneva 18 275 475 commodity trading
10. Coop Basel 14 901 270 37 370 retail/services
11. Kühne + Nagel Schindellegi 14 048 315 25 607 international transport/logistics
12. Mercuria Energy Trading Geneva 11 200 200 petroleum
13. Syngenta Basel 10 681 779 19 337 chemical/pharmaceutical
14. Xstrata Zug 10 609 2 249 17 000 mining
15. Swisscom Bern 9 732 2 346 16 088 telecommunications
16. Schindler Ebikon 8 870 401 40 385 engineering
17. Atel / Motor-Columbus Olten 8 580 413 8 649 energy production/distribution
18. Alstom Suisse Baden 8 500 4 500 engineering/manufacturing
19. Panalpina Basel 8 293 120 13 583 international shipping/logistics
20. Liebherr Bulle 8 270 23 762 engineering
21. Clariant Muttenz 8 181 192 23 383 chemical/pharmaceutical
22. La Poste Bern 7 499 811 41 073 service
23. DKSH Management AG Zurich 7 454 20 500 import/export
24. Ciba Basel 7 419 -256 19 105 chemical/pharmaceutical
25. CFF Bern 7 087 -166 28 383 public transport/railroads
26. Axpo Baden 6 716 571 2 990 energy production/distribution
27. Richemont Geneva 6 716
28. Globus-Cosmos Montagnola 5 600 5 000 travel agency/tourism
29. Swatch Bienne 4 497 621 20 650 watchmaking
30. Fenaco Bern 4 380 54 7 244 retail
31. Careal Holding Zurich 4 174 6 889
32. Barry Callebaut Zurich 4 061 68 8 542 chocolate
33. EG Laufenburg Laufenbourg 4 010 124 322 energy production/distribution
34. Omya Oftringen 3 700 6 500
35. Georg Fischer Schaffhausen 3 692 175 12 403 engineering
36. Kuoni Zurich 3 688 -42 6 943 travel agency/tourism
37. Hilti Schaan 3 638 284 16 062 power tools
38. Swiss Basel 3 580 -178 6 094 air transport
39. Rehau Muri bei Bern 3 500 14 800 synthetic materials
40. SGS Geneva 3 308 388 41 460 service
41. AMAG Zurich 3 200 3 946 automobile sales/imports
42. Rieter Winterthur 3 160 138 14 652 engineering
43. Serono Coinsins 3 082 -138 4 826 chemical/pharmaceutical
44. Sika Baar 2 916 152 10 852 construction materials
45. Rolex Les Acacias 2 850 5 800 watchmaking
46. Valora Bern 2 846 7 454 retail
47. Tamoil Collombey 2 829 13 382 petroleum
48. Manor Basel 2 803 11 500 retail
49. Givaudan Vernier 2 778 407 5 924 chemical/pharmaceutical
50. Synthes Oberdorf 2 739 402 7 627 medical technology
51. Ziegler Basel 2 700 4 300 international transport/logistics
52. Swiss Steel Emmen 2 633 122 5 389 metallurgy
53. Lonza Basel 2 521 188 5 984 chemical/pharmaceutical
54. Gate Gourmet Kloten 2 500 catering
55. Sulzer Winterthur 2 498 130 9 656 engineering
56. Saurer Arbon 2 431 85 10 021 engineering
57. Triumph Zurzach 2 430 42 881 clothing
58. Oettinger Davidoff Basel 2 420 2 856 tobacco
59. Logitech Apples 2 368 238 software
60. SIG Neuhausen am Rheinfall 2 262 73 4 776 packaging
61. Lindt & Sprüngli Kilchberg 2 246 172 6 713 food products
62. Siemens Suisse Zurich 2 232 55 electronics
63. Rast Holding Wollerau 2 190 3 652 retail
64. Denner Zurich 2 150 3 577 retail
65. Galenica Bern 2 088 80 2 460 wholesale (pharmacy)
66. Asea Brown Boveri Suisse Baden 2 058 engineering
67. Firmenich Geneva 2 035 chemical/pharmaceutical
68. Emmi Lucerne 2 027 51 2 765 food products
69. NOK Baden 2 018 347 1 242 energy production/distribution
70. PubliGroupe Lausanne 2 015 advertising agency
71. Sunrise Zurich 1 991 208 2 300 telecommunications
72. ALSO Group Hergiswil 1 980 17 623 computers
73. Franke Aarburg 1 959 7 040 electrical appliances
74. Mettler-Toledo Greifensee 1 953 143 8 700 tools
75. Emil Frey Zurich 1 950 2 144 automobile sales/imports
76. Bucher Industries Niederweningen 1 948 86 6 874 engineering
77. BKW FMB Energie Bern 1 931 306 2 120 energy production/distribution
78. Geberit Rapperswil 1 922 5 162
79. Hotelplan Glattbrugg 1 728 16 3 109 travel agency/tourism
80. Esso Suisse Zurich 1 720 155 petroleum
81. Forbo Baar 1 702 5 538 carpets/floor coverings
82. Nuance Glattbrugg 1 690 4 936
83. Cementia Zurich 1 650 6 000 construction materials
84. BP Suisse Zug 1 634 32 134 petroleum
85. Unaxis Pfäffikon 1 605 6 434
86. SRG SSR idée suisse Bern 1 591 -0.3 service
87. Bobst Prilly 1 591 46 5 587 engineering
88. Hewlett-Packard Suisse Dübendorf 1 550 1 400 computers
89. Krupp Presta Eschen 1 550 4 600 engineering
90. Allied Steel Lugano 1 519 33 70 import/export
91. Bühler Uzwil 1 502 72 6 266 engineering
92. Swissport Opfikon 1 499 21 000 service
93. Migrol Zurich 1 496 285 petroleum
94. Shell Suisse Baar 1 466 171 petroleum
95. Bell Basel 1 443 35 3 326 meat products
96. DaimlerChrysler Suisse Schlieren 1 427 403 automobile sales/imports
97. Sicpa Prilly 1 400 3 400 chemicals/pharmaceuticals
98. BMW Suisse Dielsdorf 1 392 299 automobile sales/imports
99. Steiner Group Zurich 1 379 500 general contractors
100. EOS Holding Lausanne 1 371 51 333 energy production/distribution

Largest banks[edit]

Ranked by total assets in 2005.

Ranked Name Headquarters Total assets
(Mio. CHF)
Income
(Mio. CHF)
Employees Manager
1. UBS Basel 2 060 250 14 690 69 569 Marcel Ospel, Basler, 2008 abgewählt
2. Credit Suisse Zurich 1 339 052 5 850 63 523
3. Raiffeisen St. Gallen 108 187 608 6 549
4. Zürcher Kantonalbank Zurich 85 914 810 4 276
5. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) Geneva 54 012 374 1 929
6. BNP Paribas (Suisse) Geneva 37 657 309 1 736
7. Banque cantonale vaudoise Lausanne 34 875 457 2 349
8. Julius Baer Group Zurich 28 648 144 3 427
9. Banque Migros Zurich 28 000 87 1 124
10. Basler Kantonalbank Basel 24 654 263 1 348
11. Crédit Agricole (Suisse) Geneva 24 512 154 1 119
12. Berner Kantonalbank Bern 20 724 85 1 441
13. Saint Galler Kantonalbank St. Gallen 19 117 168 957
14. Luzerner Kantonalbank Lucerne 18 879 120 951
15. Coutts Bank von Ernst Zurich 18 799 44 975
16. Neur Aargauer Bank Aarau 17 526 138 797
17. Valiant Holding AG Lucerne 17 138 122 960
18. Union Bancaire Privée Geneva 15 901 326 1 168
19. Aargauische Kantonalbank Laufenburg 15 546 84 641
20. Lugano 15 237 82 1 150

Largest insurance companies[edit]

Ranked by gross inflow of premiums in 2005.

Rang Name Headquarters Ranked by gross inflow of premimus
(Mio. CHF)
Net profit
(Mio. CHF)
Employees Manager
1. Zurich Financial Services Zurich 61 678 4 388
2. Swiss Re Zurich 27 779 1 451
3. Winterthur Group Winterthur 21 269 1 061
4. Swiss Life Zurich 20 211 874
5. Bâloise Basel 6 839 403
6. Helvetia Patria St. Gallen 5 176 301
7. Suva Lucerne 4 149
8. Groupe Allianz (Suisse) 3 631 258
9. La Mobilière Bern 2 608 272
10. Vaudoise Assurances Lausanne 1 955 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who we are | Glencore". www.glencore.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  • Handelszeitung, PME Magazine - Top 2006, Les plus grandes entreprises en Suisse

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