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Market research solutions in Switzerland for Europe

Switzerland is considered to be a key test market in Europe where new services and technology products are often introduced and used in advance of national launches elsewhere. This may be due to the nuances of culture brought on by the country's linguistic diversity:

  • Switzerland has an approximate population of eight million. Temporary foreign workers and resident foreigners make up about one-fifth of the population. Most of the foreigners are from other European countries, but there are also immigrants from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania.
  • Switzerland is one of the countries where globalization performs and flourishes very well. The country has received top marks for its R&D market structure, which is one of the best in the world for meeting the needs of a globalized economy. When it comes to cultural integration into the global village, the cross-border exchange of innovation and technology and transnational capital movements, Switzerland has proven itself to be a leader.
  • Switzerland has the fifth-highest gross domestic product in the world – fourth-highest when adjusted at purchase-power parity. It is also a stable country with a low rate of inflation. Furthermore, the country has low interest rates that are due to large inflows of foreign money and high saving rates among Swiss inhabitants.

The Swiss market

Switzerland has one of the world's most competitive economies. The country has an extensive industrial sector, which seems not very well known around the world. However, the CIA World Factbook estimates Switzerland's 2011 exports at $308.3 billion and the 2010 exports at $258.5 billion. Imports are estimated to be $299.6 billion in 2011 and $246.2 billion in 2010. According to the World Factbook numbers, Switzerland is the 20th largest exporter and the 18th largest importer.

Switzerland is the home for many multi-national companies in different industrial sectors, such as: food processing like Nestlé, chemical for industrial and construction use like Sika AG, pharmaceutical like Novartis and Roche and roof coating chemicals Sarnafil.

Trade & industry

Trade and industry are the country's main sources of revenue, and the majority of the working sector is involved in the service or tertiary sector of the economy.  Pharmaceutical and medicinal products, metalworking tools and machinery, watches and clocks, and machinery for special industry are the main exports. The United States, Germany, France, Italy and the rest of the European Union are the main export partners. Switzerland’s economic and trade dealings with the EU are primarily managed through a sequence of accords where Switzerland has agreed to assume certain sections of EU legislation in exchange for access to the area’s single market.

How we may help you

Consultinghouse aims to assist international and regional investors in developing and understanding of what it takes to grow sustainable business within and across the European markets. We align your products and/or services with European's three strongest economies.

Our analysts study - in depth - the market growth potential together with you. The outcome of our close collaboration: Your individual expansion strategy for Europe. The strategy will be based on key demand drivers and relevant industry trends. Furthermore our exclusive partner Counselhouse will independently provide tax, legal and labour aspects which may be critical in the evaluation of expanding your business to Europe's most imporant economies.

Using proprietary methodologies and processes, combined with project management skills and software applications, our professionals focus quickly and effectively on developing and delivering creative ideas that support long-term strategies. Your individual market expansion strategy for Europe may very well draw upon Consultinghouse's expertise in a whole range of areas, some of which are listed below:

  • Market entry strategy for the European markets
  • Go-to-market strategies
  • Market penetration & war gaming
  • Organizational structuring
  • HR & talent management
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Accounting & payroll services

Consultinghouse can help you stay competitive by delivering full insight in the business landscape through market opportunity research, competitor analysis or market intelligence among other services.

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