A total of three finalists were nominated for the 2020 Export Award: Berlinger & Co. AG from Ganterschwil, Sensirion AG from Stäfa and Storz Medical AG from Tägerwilen. The independent jury comprising representatives from the world of business, science and media chose Berlinger & Co. AG from Toggenburg. The company convinced the jurors with its internationalization strategy, based on careful market analyses, the cultivation of worldwide partnerships and a clever growth strategy.
Award presentation by Ruth Metzler-Arnold
The trophy of the 2020 Export Award was presented by Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at S-GE. “International business has been becoming increasingly uncertain and volatile for years,” says Ruth Metzler-Arnold. “Berlinger & Co. AG has managed to prove itself in this difficult environment, becoming the global market leader with a remarkable internationalization strategy and outstanding risk management.”
Innovation meets tradition
Berlinger & Co. AG’s high-tech products are used for the temperature monitoring of pharmaceutical and medical products, as well as for the safe transport and storage of doping samples in top-class sport. Thanks to personal contacts with international pharmaceutical companies and humanitarian organizations, as well as sports associations and organizers of major sporting events, the hardware and software solutions from the Toggenburg region are in demand in over 180 countries. “Feel safe” is the motto of the 155-year-old family business, which is defined by its continuity and innovations and plays an important role in patient safety and in the commitment to clean sports worldwide.
About the Export Award
Every year, the Switzerland Global Enterprise Export Award is presented to a company that has successfully established itself abroad. The candidates and winners of the last few years show in an exemplary manner how successfully Swiss SMEs have overcome numerous obstacles to operate on the international scene through innovation, agility and cleverness. Hidden champions with huge potential for internationalization have repeatedly been discovered among the applicants. More