Swisslog – Inspired Solutions

Best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers

Company Overview

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers.

Message of the Delegate of the Board



Welcome to the website of the Swisslog group, a global company headquartered in Switzerland.

We endeavor to create inspired solutions. That is, solutions that create outstanding benefits for our customers. Solutions that improve the way our customers work.

Would you like to know more about us and our automation solutions? Just call us or email us. We look forward to talking to you and discussing your needs.

Kind regards,

Peter Hettich
Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO

Our Vision

Lead change through automation

  • Market-driving

  • Improve the way how people do their work

  • Add value to our customers' processes

  • Be recognized for outstanding expertise, service and quality


To achieve this, we are guided by four main strategic targets:

Swisslog company strategy

Expertise and presence in key markets: We are a global player with a strong local presence and a focus on key industry segments. 

Best-in-class solutions and products: Our software and technology competence and continued innovations are key determinants of our competitiveness.

Outstanding customer value: Our solutions and services create long-term competitive advantage. As a trusted, committed and life-time partner, we provide peace of mind and confidence to our customers.

Organizational excellence: We have a wealth of talented employees all around the world. We put great emphasis on effective and efficient project execution and transparent business processes.

Facts and Figures

  • Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland
  • Over 2 300 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide
  • Customers in over 50 countries worldwide
  • Organized in two divisions, Healthcare Solutions (HCS) and Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS)
  • Listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, majority shareholder KUKA AG (>96%) 
  • Key financial figures for 2014 business year: net sales of MCHF 669.6, order intake of MCHF 735.4, order backlog of MCHF 628.2 (31 Dec 2014)

Our history

Swisslog traces its roots back to Sprecher + Schuh AG, founded in the year 1900 in the Swiss town of Aarau. Initially, the company’s primary area of activity was energy distribution. Beginning in the mid-1980s, its core businesses were sold to the French Alstom Group (high and medium voltage, 1985) and the U.S. company Rockwell/Allen-Bradley (low voltage, 1993). Increasingly, Sprecher + Schuh began to focus on automation technology, today’s core business. Acquisitions such as Translift, Digitron and OWL expanded the group. In 1994, Sprecher + Schuh changed its name to Swisslog. Swisslog quickly established itself as a leading global provider of best-in-class automation solutions for hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers recognized for its outstanding expertise, service and quality.