Find out what’s new in our June 2019 newsletter!





SCC Newsletter June 2019

Dear Swiss Centers Members, Partners and Friends,


In this newsletter, we are pleased to announce the newly joined member companies, Steinemann, Tschudin and PB Swiss Tools. We also warmly thank Mikron Tool and Widler & Schiemann for their renewal of the membership. The Swiss Centers development has been possible only thanks to the trust and continuous support of the member companies.


In return, we continue to bring more benefits and value-added services to our growing cluster. For example, our facility at Shanghai Waigaoqiao gathers some 20 companies, who are benefiting from the Free Trade Zone policies and our trade specialist’s support in handling the custom declaration, logistics, and application of Sino-Swiss FTA.


This year we also engage ourselves to organize a Swiss Centers Cluster Booth in the 2nd CIIE, in the Food and Quality Life area, to help increase the visibility and raise the awareness of the Swiss brands and products towards the Chinese consumers. More than a dozen of Swiss companies already confirmed their participation, and for those who are interested to join, please kindly contact us as soon as possible to catch the last remaining spots.


Last but not least, we would like to introduce you Mr. Kuno Gschwend, as our new Deputy General Manager in China. He takes over the position from Ms. Emmanuelle Roduit, who decides to return to Switzerland after years in China. We thank Emma for her great work and contribution and wish her all the best in the future. Kuno Gschwend, together with the Swiss Centers team, will continue to serve our members and support the Swiss businesses development in China!



Zhen Xiao



Swiss Centers China




§   New Members

§   Members Renewal

§   New Team Member

§   Last Call: Join 2nd Chinese International Import Expo

§   Available Facility

§   Latest Delegations & Events








New Members


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Steinemann AG was founded by Georg Steinemann in Flawil (CH) in 1906 as a blacksmith's shop for hooves and wagons. Developing into an industrial open die and hammer forge for producing tools was a very important step for the company. Other production branches were added over the years through the creation of construction workshops.

Today Steinemann AG's activities are concentrated on the wholesale trade and the manufacturing of quality tools, devices and signals. This makes the company, which is still family-owned, one of the leading Swiss wholesalers of tools for the building and construction trades as well as garden maintenance.






Tschudin AG is an international high-tech grinding machine manufacturer based in Grenchen, Switzerland, and a special designer and manufacturer of CNC centerless grinding machines for various industries.

For over 70 years, Tschudin has been a well- recognized Swiss brand in the industry.

In a challenging environment, Tschudin offers technically and commercially intelligent grinding solutions for the production of high precision mechanical components.

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PB Swiss Tools develops and manufactures uncompromising Swiss quality: precise, durable and reliable hand tools.

By producing everything in-house and implementing continuous quality control, the company is able to provide a lifetime warranty covering material and manufacturing defects. With the serial number marked on every tool and instrument, every single production step can be traced back to the raw material.

Every year, PB Swiss Tools invests 20% of its turnover in the development of new products.











Members Renewal


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Mikron Tool is a globally active tool supplier in high precision machining of small dimensions and challenging materials, with main office in Switzerland (Agno Ticino), a branch office with sales and manufacturing in Germany (Rottweil) as well as sales branches in USA and China.

More than two years after moving to the Swiss Center Shanghai Machinery, Trading and Business Center, Mikron Tool has been increasing its presence in China.




Widler & Schiemann is a consultancy that provides clients with experienced business professionals to deliver effective and productive business solutions in the areas of Clinical Quality Management.

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New Team Member









The Swiss Centers China has the pleasure to welcome Mr. Kuno Gschwend as the Deputy General Manager of our five locations in China.

Before joining SCC's team in Shanghai, Kuno Gschwend worked as a Business Development Manager at the trade fair organizer BERNEXPO in the Swiss capital. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration - majoring in International Business. He has years of experience working for the Asia and Pacific region thanks to the seven years he used to worked at the Swiss Foreign Ministry and Swiss Public Transportation companies. Kuno speaks German, French, English and Chinese.

In China, Kuno Gschwend will contribute to SCC's services in order to serve Swiss SME on their journey to China. With a passion for events, sales, new business models and pragmatic solutions, he is ready for an adventurous new position.

Mr. Kuno Gschwend will take over the position of Ms. Emmanuelle Roduit who decided to head back to Switzerland after seven years in China.

Ms. Emmanuelle Roduit contributed with great commitment to the development of the Swiss Centers China and we wish her great success and satisfaction in Switzerland.







Mr. Kuno Gschwend

Deputy General Manager


Work: +86 21 2076 5613








Last Call: Join 2nd Chinese International Import Expo (CIIE)









The Swiss presence at the 2018 China International Import Expo was impressive with 44 companies taking up 3669 sqm as the 4th largest country of the European continent in exhibition space, and Swiss companies contracted deals valued at USD 3.59 billion. This reflects the strong engagement the Swiss industry has with China.

This year Swiss Centers China and Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Zurich continue to be the official partner of CIIE for Swiss participation.

We are grouping the Swiss companies in two focus industries, namely Food & Agricultural Products and Quality Life, to form Swiss Cluster Booth at 2nd CIIE. It will be clearly identifiable by its Swissness and offers Swiss exhibitors a strong visibility.

Since the application was open, 11 Swiss companies have signed up for Food & Agricultural Products and 4 for Quality Life.

Available space is very limited. For more details on the Swiss Cluster and how to apply, please contact us.








Food & Agricultural Products

Quality Life












Ms. Yulia Jin

Operations Manager


Work: +86 21 2076 5593

Ms. Aline Ballaman-Garibian

General Manager


Work: +41 79 772 63 15








Available Facility










Hongqiao CBD


Swiss Center Hongqiao CBD comes into operation from 2018.

The center’s proximity to the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, and established amenities has attracted 4 Swiss companies, from the industries of technology, medical equipment, high-end manufacturing and entertainment that wish to capitalize on the location’s advantage of international traffic and connectivity.

Join Swiss Center Hongqiao CBD!

More information click here.





Free Trade Zone



Since its grand opening in 2014, the Swiss Center in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone has witnessed Swiss SME members establish and grow their businesses in China.

Joining hands with IMT, the state-owned trading platform for machine tools companies, the Center offers Swiss SMEs tailor-made services including space rental (office, warehouse), company registration, employee hosting, trading, marketing communication, and other business development services.

Check out the available space at the Center click here.








Latest Delegations & Events


Association Industrielle et Patronale


5-10 May


Company visit in Tianjin

Company visit in Beijing







International Executive MBA,

University of St.Gallen


15, 19, 22 May