PMRexpo digital
PMRexpo digital
The fair is an ideal setting for identifying new trends, getting to know the latest innovations in the field of professional secure communications.  Visit our virtual booth and discover our holistic solutions intended for indoor, outdoor and vehicle professional communication applications. 
24/11/2020 - 26/11/2020
We use cookies to improve the website and our services. You accept the use of the cookies if you navigate further on this page or close this banner. To find out more, see our data protection statement.
Company Media News

HUBER+SUHNER introduces structural measures to maintain competitiveness in Switzerland

As an export-oriented company with important production sites in Switzerland, HUBER+SUHNER is impacted strongly by the negative effects due to the strong Swiss franc. Following the short-term measures that were already announced in February, the company has now decided structural measures for 2015. This will allow HUBER+SUHNER to adjust to the new currency situation.

Among others, the set of measures includes the relocation of certain service and logistics functions to Poland, the relocation of the center of excellence for Space-flight to the USA and the accelerated ramp-up of the already existing cable production plant in China. In Switzerland, the company will invest into specific process improvements. For example, the logistics center in Pfäffikon will be expanded and the injection moulding in Herisau will be optimised.

Due to this set of measures, redundancies in Switzerland cannot be avoided unfortunately. This will largely be achieved through the reduction of temporary staff. Furthermore, around 25 early retirements and 25 lay-offs are planned in Herisau and Pfäffikon in 2015. The Executive Group Management will implement these measures very carefully and in close dialogue with the employee representatives. The existing social plan will be complemented by a generous voluntary package. Among other things, this will include additional contributions to the pension fund for early retirements as well as professional support and active assistance in the search for alternative employment.

Karin Freyenmuth
Leiterin Corporate Communication
+41 44 952 2560

Media release structural measures

Media contact

Patrick G. Köppe
Corporate Communications

+41 44 952 25 60

Axel Rienitz
Trade media

+41 71 353 42 20