Industrial Manufacturing 

The mechanical, electrical, metal and engineering industry is the largest industrial sector of Switzerland and employed over 330,000 persons in 2009. This sector produces almost 50% of the total Swiss industrial output and exports 35% of its products. Switzerland is one of the world's leading exporters of mechanical and electrical engineering products. The exports from this sector are valued at CHF 63 billion in 2009. (Source: Swissmem)

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What are the challenges?


The challenges of the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industry included:


  • Moving the manufacturing footprint without losing control over the processes or quality of products
  • Managing the ever-strengthening Swiss franc
  • Influencing the Swiss government to open up Switzerland to more qualified personnel
  • Reducing cost by clustering and streamlining back office processes into shared service centers
  • Managing liquidity and improving transparency of this process.


How can KPMG help?


KPMG, with its in-depth industry sector knowledge and experience, can help with:

  • Operational Excellence - address efficiency in supply chain
  • Treasury - help in managing foreign exchange exposure
  • Legal and People Services - support in designing compensation systems to keep employees satisfied and handling regulatory pressures
  • Shared Service Center Advisory Services - support in measuring efficiency of internal support functions
  • Business Intelligence - address your needs for faster accessibility to management information

Bryan DeBlanc

Bryan DeBlanc

Partner, Sector Head Industrial Manufacturing, Switzerland

+41 58 249 29 44

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