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A Good Location for Swiss Business

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 30, 2020

Earlier this year, two Swiss companies announced that they had chosen Hungary to invest in: Sensirion is establishing its first European production site outside Switzerland in Debrecen, while Flisom chose Kecskemét for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. As the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland in Budapest, István […]

Sika Hungaqry General Manager András Berecz

Building Trust

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 6, 2020

As a sign of further development, Sika Hungária, the local subsidiary of Sika AG, the Swiss chemical company of building supplies, has moved to a larger site in Biatorbágy, just outside Budapest. As General Manager András Berecz tells Diplomacy&Trade, the company is constantly introducing new products and solutions to keep ahead of competition, increasing their […]

Stadler: Better Than Expected Performance

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 4, 2020

This year, Stadler Trains Hungary Ltd. celebrates its 15th anniversary. The company’s Country Manager, Zoltán Dunai tells Diplomacy&Trade about the company’s successful one and a half decades in this country since contracting with MÁV Hungarian State Railways to supply FLIRT trains in 2005. “The past 15 years were very exciting for us, nobody would have […]

A Valued Member of the Givaudan Family

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 30, 2020

Ten years ago this year, Givaudan, the world's largest company in the flavor and fragrance segment, announced it would build a factory in Makó, SE Hungary, creating hundreds of jobs. Head of Operations and Company Manager Mihály Karkas talks to Diplomacy&Trade about the operations and achievements of this Givaudan plant. “This important investment project contributes […]

Carl Lutz Anniversary Year

D&T
Aug 29, 2020

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth and the 45th anniversary of the death of Carl Lutz (March 30, 1895 – February 12, 1975), the Swiss diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. Carl Lutz worked as a vice consul at the Swiss Embassy between 1942 and […]

Spreading a Message of Global Solidarity and Stability

Edith Balázs
Aug 26, 2020

As an international pioneer of environment protection, international solidarity and peace promotion, Switzerland propagates these core values in Hungary as well through the presence of Swiss enterprises and Swisscham Hungary, the bilateral chamber operating in the country, says Peter Burkhard, Swiss Ambassador to Hungary. The diplomat stresses that an extensive overhaul of the nation’s education […]

Swiss Firm to Produce Solar Panels in Hungary

D&T
Apr 28, 2020

Flisom, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar cells, located near Zurich, Switzerland, has chosen Kecskemét, southeast of Budapest for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. The Swiss technology company is going to produce ultra-thin, light and flexible solar cells using the most modern technology available. The 50 MW […]

Hungarian flag projected at the Matterhorn

Hungarian Flag Projected at the Matterhorn

D&T
Apr 25, 2020

On the night of April 24, Zermatt Tourism officials projected the Hungarian flag onto the 1.000-meter-high east wall of the Matterhorn mountain situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy. With the #hope project whose motto is ‘Light is hope!’, the Swiss town of Zermatt wants to give people hope and strength in this difficult […]

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Swiss business survey

D&T
Nov 20, 2017

At the Fourth Swiss Business Day in Hungary, Swiss companies that boost Hungary’s economy await visitors with the topic of Innovation and Talent. The firms have responded about their relations to innovation in an online survey.

| Dávid Harangozó

Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary

D&T
May 18, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Swiss Embassy in Budapest has announced the 'Grand Tour of Switzerland in Hungary', presenting towns, cities or regions in Hungary with historical, cultural or economic ties to Switzerland.

János Áder with Christa Markwalder on the terrace of the Sándor Palace overlooking the Danuve | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Swiss National Council President visits Hungary

D&T
Apr 13, 2016

Switzerland is a “very important strategic partner” for Hungary, parliamentary speaker László Kövér said after meeting Christa Markwalder, President of the National Council of Switzerland, who was also received by Hungarian President János Áder.

Cheese and crackling scones by Fornetti | fornetti.hu

Hungary's Fornetti sold to Swiss firm

D&T
Aug 7, 2015

Hungarian frozen bakery products company Fornetti has been bought by Switzerland’s Aryzta for an undisclosed sum, the financial website portfolio.hu reported former Fornetti managing director József Szabó as saying. Aryzta is to invest into Fornetti EUR 1 mn this year.

Max Schnellmann | Dávid Harangozó

Tangible and sustainable benefits

D&T
Feb 26, 2015

In its recent country focus on Switzerland, Diplomacy & Trade included a piece on the role, the objectives and achievements of the Swiss Contribution Program in Hungary. The main aim of the Program is to reduce economic and social disparities.

István Béres | Dávid Harangozó

A chamber with innovation and creativity

D&T
Feb 13, 2015

This year, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (SwissCham) celebrates the 20th anniversary of its foundation. In the recent Swiss Focus of Diplomacy & Trade, the President of the organization talked about the past two decades and the years to come.

Jean-Francois Paroz | Dávid Harangozó

Cherishing the strong Swiss presence

D&T
Feb 6, 2015

Having arrived to Hungary over two years ago, the Swiss Ambassador to Hungary, Jean-François Paroz says in an interview in the January issue of Diplomacy & Trade that he is satisfied with the achievement of several goals he set at the beginning of his term.

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