The engineering, electrical and metal industry occupies a key position in the Swiss national economy: it is the largest industrial employer, with approximately 330,000 employees and contributes 35 percent of the goods exported from Switzerland.
Today, the engineering, electrical and metal industry represents itself as an unquestionably high-tech sector with many facets. It influences all spheres of life and the economy, from homes and mobility to health and safety, including nutrition. Many companies in the Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry occupy an internationally leading role in their sub-sectors. Successes in the foreign markets make a decisive contribution to the Swiss context for work and thought in this way.