This article showcases our top picks for the best Switzerland based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Switzerland Industrial Engineering Startups
ABB is engaged in power and automation technologies. The company provides a range of products, systems, solutions, and services.
Its power businesses focus on power transmission, distribution, and power-plant automation and serve electric, gas and water utilities, as well as industrial and commercial customers. Its automation businesses serve a range of industries with measurement, control, protection, and process optimization applications.
It operates in approximately 100 countries across four regions: Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). During the year ended December 31, 2011, the business consisted of five divisions: Power Products, Power Systems, Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Products and Process Automation.
On January 26, 2011, the company acquired Baldor Electric Company (Baldor). In May 2011, it purchased a controlling interest in United States-based Validus DC Systems..
Climeworks captures CO2 from air via commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. Its direct air capture plants capture CO2 with a filter, using mainly low-grade heat as an energy source.
The pure CO2 gas is then sold to customers in key markets, including commercial agriculture, food and beverage industries, the energy sector and the automotive industry. Customers utilize this atmospheric CO2 in carbonated drinks or to produce carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels and materials.
Additionally, the company enables customers to realize their climate goals by reversing their emissions and safely storing the captured CO2.. .
9T Labs brings together advanced software, additive manufacturing and industry-standard materials to deliver digital composite production solution. With proprietary 9T Labs Additive Fusion Technology (AFT) technology , manufacturers can create lighter structural parts with true 3d fibre orientation and mass-produce carbon composite at lower cost.
Intuitive design software for optimal fiber placement and automated production equipment allows companies to increase competitiveness throughout their whole value chain.. .
Miraex develops, manufactures and offers photonic and quantum solutions for next generation sensing, networking and computing. Our industrial sensing solutions prevent asset failure before it happens in the most demanding environments, where standard electronic sensors do not work.
At Miraex, we also build quantum integrated circuits for high sensitivity measurements and distributed quantum computing infrastructures.. .
EH Group Engineering
EH Group Engineering (EHG) aims to become a leading player in the emerging hydrogen economy. This is via the commercialisation of a low temperature fuel cell (FC) based on a radical new design and the development of a transformative manufacturing technique that dramatically reduces costs.
They are based in Canton de Vaud in Switzerland, in close proximity to their key industrial partners. Together with them and in collaboration with their sources of academic expertise, EHG seeks to accelerate the commercialisation and large scale deployment of hydrogen fuel cells in a decarbonising world..
Sensima Inspection is a high tech company founded in 2009 as a spin off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Sensima Inspection develops and markets advanced electro-magnetic solutions for non destructive testing (NDT) and quality control, with a focus on crack detection, sizing, and monitoring in metallic components.
They offer a unique combination of the most advanced technologies including IC design and a recognized expertise in non destructive testing. Their innovative products are designed to improve performance, to reduce equipment size and weight, and to facilitate integration in and interfacing with your inspection systems.
Advanced Microfluidics is based in the heart of the Swiss watch and med-tech valley, in the EPFL innovation park, their team is committed to designing high-end, user-friendly fluidic solutions. Their first partners were developing a complex lab automation project and could not find suitable components on the market.
Knowing their passion for microfluidics, they approached us. Together, they developed a solution that specifically corresponded to their needs.
Their first product was born, the automated sample preparator.. .
Celeroton produces and sells ultra-high-speed electric motor-drive systems and turbo compressors, achieving speeds up to 1 million rpm. They offer complete solutions consisting of motors with optimized converters and turbo compressors.
Their solutions achieve the maximum operating efficiency for your application. Sensorless speed control is one of their key technologies.
With their converters they drive your motor, spindle or test stand with full torque, from standstill to maximum speed, all without speed sensors.. .
Vir2sense provides ready to use, optimized fast combustion and emission models for internal combustion engine calibration, continuous emissions monitoring and real-time control. The virtual sensors have been used successfully in automotive, heavy duty, power generation, and ship propulsion applications.
The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Zürich, Switzerland.. .
Optotune develops and manufactures industry shaping active optical components that allow customers around the globe to innovate. Founded in 2008, they started out with their core technology of focus tunable lenses, which was inspired by the working principle of the human eye.
Laser speckle reducers, 2D mirrors and tunable prisms are further additions to their product lines. Thanks to their deep understanding of optics and mechanics and a passion for technology, Optotune is your ideal partner when it comes to solving challenges where conventional optics fail.
Optotune’s goal is to enable customers to create innovative products by providing them with unique optical components.. .
Cavotec SA is a Switzerland-based company active in four business segments: Ports and Maritime, Airports, Mining and Tunneling, and General Industry. Through the Ports and Maritime segment, it offers automated mooring equipment, shore-to-ship electrical systems and electrical transmission and control systems, such as collector columns, swivel joint units and cable reels.
The Airports segment includes propulsion controlled aircraft systems, fuelling arms, units for power and dry preconditioned air supply of aircrafts, cable coilers and power conversion equipment. The Mining and Tunneling segment comprises various mining equipment, such as cables, cable reels, power connectors and industrial radio remote controls..
Scientific Visual SA is a privately held company located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It develops quality control systems for optical materials to improve watch, LED and smartphone production.
Scientific Visual technologies improve the quality and speed of sapphire processing by objectively identifying and quantifying internal defects in sapphire at earlier stages in the production cycle than previously possible. For the first time sapphire users are able to establish objective, observer-independent and traceable quality control processes that reduce production costs and streamline their supply chain..
IHT Industrie Haute Technologie
IHT Industrie Haute Technologie, based in Monthey, Switzerland, is engaged in the design, manufacturing and overhauling of water high-pressure electrolysers for the mass production of hydrogen. They supply the full manufacturing and engineering services for the electrolysis units and undertake their installation and commissioning.
Hydrogen applications include many industrial uses but also cover the energy market, with the utilisation of hydrogen as an energy storage vector or as fuel for motive power. IHTs H2 market niche is about to become a key strategic market for the supply of clean energy..
PROFORM AG is the specialist for complex small and smallest parts, down to the micro-range (microstereolithography). Their customers come from the fields of medical technology, electronics, watch and jewelery, scientific institutions, as well as from the automotive and consumer goods industries.
They offer you an extremely fast availability for functional tests, vision models, microfluidic components made of transparent materials, elastomeric parts of adapted hardness (also 2K technique) and color or final products of the desired metal alloy or also from biocompatible materials. Whether stereolithography, vacuum casting, FDM, 3D printing or fine casting, they have the optimum process for your prototypes made of plastic or metal.
Their technologies enable tailor-made solutions to meet your needs.. .
Amberg Group is a unique knowledge, engineering and technology provider of logistics and infrastructures for smart cities, hubs, and networks. The company creates new products and services that cover in a digitalized manner the entire life cycle of the infrastructures and all engineering and technology aspects.
The company’s subsidiaries combine knowledge and experience in the sectors of underground structures, underground railway, road and metro tunnels, and infrastructure galleries in a unique way. Amberg Group was founded on 1966 and is headquartered in Regensdorf, Zurich, Switzerland..
streamwise provides innovation and problem-tailored advice in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Analytical thinking, experimental testing, and computational methods are their tools.
Based on analytical/empirical models they efficiently identify the optimization potential in terms of time and money. They design, plan and perform experimental and numerical (CFD) campaigns and set up your measurements to validate simulations..
SUSS MicroOptics SA was formed in 1999 with the remit to supply its parent SUSS MicroTec AG with micro-optical elements for their lithography equipment. As the market for micro-optics grew, SUSS MicroOptics expanded to meet the new and diverse requirements, developing its product portfolio and expertise to become one of the leading producers of precision refractive and diffractive micro-optics in the world.
SUSS MicroOptics is recognized by Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH as a Preferred Supplier and first became ISO 9001certified in 2008. In 2013 it moved to its current premises, complete with state-of-the-art cleanroom, from where it continues to deliver excellence to its international customer base.
SUSS MicroOptics is a wholly owned subsidiary of SUSS MicroTec SE, a leading supplier of products and solutions for backend lithography, wafer bonding and photomask processing.. .
ZAK-IT Systems GmbH
ZAK-IT aims to be a lean and flexible design company with a strong and continuously developing portfolio of attractive innovative solutions that create value to their partners and end-customers, while creating value for their shareholders. ZAK-IT’s vision is to be recognized for innovative, sustainable, intelligent engineered and customer-focused solutions – that optimize total costs of construction and improve worker health and safety conditions.
They believe that their focus on efficient process, material use, ergonomics and modular opportunities in constructions – can allow further improvements in construction time and make projects more profitable.. .
Dynamic Devices AG designs, manufactures and sells self-learning interactive robots for the treatment of neuro-muscular pathologies and orthopedic ailments, as well as for athletic training, fitness and wellness. Their vision: turn training, therapy and prevention into a visceral and emotionally engaging experience.
The company took its beginnings in 2003 as a platform for technology transfer from the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics into different branches of industry. In 2010, the company began developing and selling products into the sports and rehabilitation markets..
Ionplus was incorporated as a spin-off company by the Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics at ETH Zurich. Based on years of research and experience in radiocarbon dating, they develop, build and distribute innovative instruments for radiocarbon sample preparation and measurements.
Their products are designed for fast and efficient processing of samples and cover virtually the entire range of dedicated radiocarbon laboratory equipment. Ionplus offers fully automated graphitization systems, gas interface systems, automated carbonate handling systems, pneumatic sample presses and vacuum lines for sealing tubes and a range of accessories for all products.
Their goal for these products is a high degree of automation and versatility, as well as a compact and user-friendly design achieved through excellent engineering. The new flagship product of Ionplus is the MICADAS, a 200 kV AMS system developed at the Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics (LIP) at ETH Zurich..
Markem-Imaje is a recognized and established manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions. It has a complete set of innovative and reliable inkjet, thermal transfer, laser and print labeling systems.
The fully integrated solution from Markem-Imaje guarantees product quality and safety, compliance with regulatory and retail requirements, and better product recall and manufacturing processes. Markem-Imaje has 30 subsidiaries worldwide and provides the best product identification solutions for more than 40,000 customers.
In addition, Markem-Imaje also supports customers in six strategic centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants in strategic locations.. .
Micos Engineering is an advanced engineering company that focuses on optical instrumentation for the European space market. They deliver (pre-) design, engineering, AIT (assembly, integration and testing) and services for optical measurement systems.
They also offer development of highly reliable products for industrial applications in synergy with their technology/product know-how for scientific and commercial space-borne missions. Their activities includes instrumentation, ground support, data processing and analysis based on their technology expertise in optical spectrometers, sensors and encoders.
Their multi-disciplinary team runs joint space projects within professional networks with industrial and institutional partners. Micos offices and facilities are embedded in the premises of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), Dübendorf, Switzerland which notably augments the quality and range of their services to customers and partners..
Idonus was founded in 2004 as a start-up company from the Institute of Microengineering – Neuchâtel (IMT), in Neuchatel, Switzerland. They are specialized in the development and fabrication of equipment for the MEMS industry.
Their strength lies in the customization of their products for every customer. The vertical integration of the company enables a fast prototyping, which results in short lead times for the customer.
The company is based in the heart of the Swiss Watch Valley, where precision micromachining meets a growing cluster of companies working micro- and nanotechnology.. .
Limmat Scientific AG is a spin off company of ETH Zurich. The prime goals of the company include the provision of Engineering Services and Measurement Technologies for the Aerospace, Power Generation, Automotive, Medical and Process Engineering Industries.
The company aims to improve productivity using cutting edge technology. One of the main products of LSc is the complete turn-key measurement system for aerodynamic probe measurements.
The company also provides engineering services in the aero-thermal engineering sector, including calibration services for probes, measurement campaigns for new blading designs along with system design consultancy services.. .
HighStep Systems offers innovative product solutions to access high buildings or constructions such as high-voltage, telecommunication and broadcasting towers, cranes, wind power plants and vertical installations of all kinds. The HighStep climbing system always consists of two different components, the aluminium rail as the system bearer and at least one selectable climbing device.
High Step’s climbing solutions are highly adaptive to meet a variety of present and future challenges.. .
VON ALLMEN AG is a highly qualified, independent partner for mold making and injection molding. More than twenty specialists are committed to their customers every day for over 40 years! During this time, they have learned to discover new ways, to overcome boundaries and to make “the impossible possible” possible.
They use this know-how every day for their customers.. .
Solneva is the development, production, marketing and maintenance of machines for the solar industry company can hold and grant licenses. The company’s may establish branches and affiliates both domestically and abroad, and participate in other domestic and foreign companies, and may conduct any business that is directly or indirectly related to its purpose.
The company may acquire, encumber, dispose and manage real estate at home and abroad.. .
THELKIN develops a new generation of test systems for the mechanical characterization of products, components, and materials. The company also manufactures and sells high-level simulators and other testing equipment for the mechanical characterization of products and materials, such as orthopedic implants, plastics, microelectronics.
The mechanical device testing is further provided as a service. High quality and technically advanced systems allow for a significant reduction of testing times and expenses while improving data accuracy..
As a competent partner in the field of product development, FME AG offers you everything from a single source: from the concept to the finished product. Their work is result-oriented and interdisciplinary.
As an external developer and Rapidprototyper, they have expertise from various areas, which they use for synergies. They offer you concentrated development competence and an unbiased view of the external partner..
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