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Swiss Manufacturing Survey

Outlook is bright and growth is back on the agenda

Swiss manufacturing companies have a much brighter outlook than two years ago and growth is back on the agenda again.

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Key takeaways of the Swiss Manufacturing Survey include:

  • Swiss manufacturing companies have a much brighter outlook than two years ago and growth is back on the agenda again;
  • Exchange rate issues continue to be a key topic;
  • Manufacturing companies are even more concerned about the increased productivity and innovative products of their competitors;
  • Cutting back-office cost and improving production efficiency are on top of the management agenda;
  • Future growth will be driven by a better understanding of customer segments and needs – just producing a good product will not be enough;
  • The relocation of production and R&D continues;
  • Innovation is of strategic importance in light of previously linear growth paths being increasingly impacted by abrupt and rapid changes due to exponential technologies.
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