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. Swisslog is an inspiring global organization with 2 500 talented employees in more than 20 countries on four continents and customers in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, the Swisslog group is organized in two business areas, Healthcare Solutions (HCS) and Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS).


Healthcare Solutions

Swisslog delivers best-in-class automation solutions that increase efficiency and enhance the patient experience in forward-thinking hospitals. Swisslog drives customer value by improving workflows and reducing the time clinicians spend doing routine and repetitive tasks – giving them more time to care for their patients. Our automation solutions reduce the labor necessary to manage and move materials within healthcare systems and eliminate opportunities for errors in medication management.

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Warehouse & Distribution Solutions

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class intralogistics automation solutions that enable forward-thinking customers to provide the right products, to the right place, at the right time. Swisslog delivers everything companies need to optimize logistics – from planning through implementation and customer service. Our order fulfillment and inventory solutions enable companies to achieve the highest throughput at the lowest cost, efficiently handle large catalogs of SKUs and accurately meet customers‘ delivery demands and specific requirements.

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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.

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Facts and Figures

  • Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland
  • 2 500 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)
  • Part of the KUKA group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions

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.

In December 2014, KUKA, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, acquired Swisslog in the course of a public tender offer. Until July 2015, Swisslog was listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange. Since August 2015, Swisslog has been fully integrated in the KUKA Group.