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Manufacturing situation in European countries - taking Switzerland as an example

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Update time : 2019-09-27 13:23:01
Manufacturing situation in European countries - taking Switzerland as an example

When it comes to Switzerland, people often think of Swiss watches. The scarce Swiss people turned their weaknesses into advantages, and through their wisdom and perseverance, they opened up their own path, forging a small amount of steel materials into the world's most sophisticated and diverse high-end watches.

Why are Swiss watches the best in the world? Because in the hearts of the Swiss, there is no "casual" word, the accuracy, integrity, harmony, durability, practicality, and aesthetics of the design are particularly particular. When dealing with every detail of the work, they all think that God is watching themselves, as if every part of the hand is a piece of art being appreciated.

Therefore, they will carefully polish them, and each person will perform his duties and do his best. Often a screw that is as thick as a silky hair, they will be polished to the full fit process requirements, including length, thickness and height. When the engraved threads are all clear to the finest, they will be put down, and then the second, the third... so reciprocating, for a hundred years.

In addition to watches and clocks, the Swiss have brought this rigorous attitude to other manufacturing industries.

Precision Swiss machine tools

“Swiss Machine Tool” is world-renowned. As one of the German-speaking countries, the Swiss have followed the rigorous craftsmanship of the German-speaking countries and have a persistent commitment to craftsmanship. Regardless of the economic crisis, regardless of any European debt crisis, Swiss machine tools are always invisible champions.

Someone once asked a Swiss boss, "You are not afraid that I will take your company and tear down your entire product for reverse engineering?" This man shrugged a "try", you try. You know, the company's machines are all hand-built, and no one in the world can imitate it; including some molds and spare parts in key places, all of which were hand-grinded by the Swiss boss.

Intelligent manufacturing

Taking robots as an example, the world's first writing robot originated in Switzerland. Today, in addition to large companies such as the industrial robot giant ABB, Switzerland also has Maxon motors used by Mars probes, Hocoma, which is firmly in the medical rehabilitation industry, and well-known companies such as the four-legged robot ANYmal.

ABB Group is a veteran Fortune 500 company with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. It was formed in 1988 by two Swiss companies in the past 100 years. It has operations in nearly 100 countries and has 135,000 employees. There are 18,000 employees in China alone. ABB has established four divisions of electrical products, robotics and motion control, industrial automation and power grids. Today, it has become a leader in power and automation technology.

Looking at the global market, ABB's four business divisions are second to none: the electrical products market ranks second; the motion control market ranks first, the robot market ranks second; the process control market ranks first; the transmission and distribution market ranks the first.

Switzerland is the world's pharmaceutical factory

Switzerland is one of the world's pharmaceutical research and development centers, with pharmaceutical giants such as Roche and Novartis and hundreds of small and medium-sized pharmaceutical R&D companies. In the 2018 list of global pharmaceutical companies, Switzerland ranks second in the top three.

Among them, Roche is the largest pharmaceutical company in Switzerland. It competes with Pfizer, who is the world's largest pharmaceutical company. Roche is in a dominant position in anti-cancer drugs. The developed "oseltamivir" is recognized as the only drug that has significant effects on severe avian influenza, influenza A and other epidemics. Gleevec, which was developed by Novartis, generated $52.6 billion in sales, and even after the patent period, there were still $1.94 billion in sales in 2017.