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

Global Manufacturing Outlook

Global Manufacturing Outlook
Key findings from KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015 (GMO 2015)which surveys manufacturers across the world on challenges, key issues and future strategy in supply chain, cost and performance management and innovation and R&D.