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Swiss National Day Reception

Aug 1, 2022

The Ambassador of Switzerland to Hungary, Jean-François Paroz and his wife, Dr. Yulia Gusynina Paroz welcomed hundreds of guests to the garden of the Embassy of Switzerland in Budapest this Monday evening to celebrate Swiss National Day. The August 1 national day celebrates a treaty of alliance from 1291 between the cantons of Uri, Schwyz […]

Prestige Watch is Always Prestigious

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 19, 2021

In an earlier interview with Diplomacy&Trade László Bakonyi, the owner and General Manager of Btech Hungary Ltd., the market leader in the wholesale of watches (and in the retail under the name BL Óraszalon) in Hungary in terms of turnover, number of employees, product portfolio and the number of shops, noted that demand for top […]

Progress is a Must

Oct 18, 2021

In 2021, Nestlé Hungária is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Hungarian subsidiary of the Swiss food group is the largest Swiss investor, employer and food company in Hungary. Nestlé Hungária remains highly active and plans its future on sustainability and automatization. The company is not only proud of its history, but also looks to the […]

Tram-Trains and Double Deckers

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 17, 2021

Stadler Trains Hungary Ltd., head office of Stadler Rail in this country, is a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock, with an emphasis on suburban, regional and high-speed multiple units and trams. The company’s Managing Director, Zoltán Dunai tells Diplomacy&Trade about the company’s latest project, Hungary’s first Citylink tram-train, their successful cooperation with MÁV Hungarian […]

How Could a Smoke-Free Future Be Sustainable?

Oct 16, 2021

Leading tobacco companies of the world are working towards achieving a smoke-free future and their aim is none other than to ensure that as many adult smokers give up cigarettes as possible. The objective is clear: tobacco companies, different stakeholders and the society should work hand in hand together on accelerating the end of smoking. […]

Givaudan: Committed to Growth, with Purpose

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 15, 2021

Ten years ago, Switzerland’s Givaudan laid the first stones at its European savoury flavours manufacturing facility near Makó, SE Hungary. The global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances opened its factory the following year. As Head of Operations and Company Manager at the plant, Mihály Karkas tells Diplomacy&Trade, the company's management and shareholders […]

Cooperation with All Stakeholders

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 12, 2021

The intensification of the high-level political dialogue between Switzerland and Hungary, as demonstrated by three recent ministerial visits, reflects the developments which have taken place and still take place in both countries and in Europe. That is according to the old-new Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Budapest, Jean-François Paroz. In Diplomacy&Trade's recent Swiss Focus, […]

Swiss Federal Councillor Cassis Visits Hungary

Aug 27, 2021

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), gave an address highlighting Switzerland's foreign policy strategy at the Hungarian Ambassadors' Conference in Budapest this Friday. During the visit, he also held working meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Minister of Justice Judit Varga of the […]

New Deals Struck with Swiss Companies

Apr 21, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó signed investment agreements worth HUF 14 billion in Switzerland earlier this week, the state news agency MTI reported. He said the Hungarian delegation reach agreements with three Swiss companies to partly expand their activities in Hungary and partly to enter the Hungarian market as new investors, creating […]

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

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 […]

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