The Grenchen area has evolved from a center of watchmaking to a cluster of high-tech precision, medtech, and synthetics industries. Running the high-tech gamut from CSL Behring to Biogen, and close to the national Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, the industry cluster at the southern foot of the Jura has easy access to a unique pool of skilled labor.
The benefits of setting up in the Grenchen area:
- Tradition of precision
The Grenchen area is one of the main centers of Swiss watchmaking. Many prestigious companies have evolved from their roots in watchmaking into important international players.
- Easily accessible by road, rail, and air
Thanks to the A5 road, Grenchen is connected to the European freeway network, with all major cities in Switzerland and business centers in the neighboring countries directly accessible. Grenchen is served by two of Switzerland’s main railroad lines: Geneva-Zurich runs through Grenchen Süd in the south of the town, and Geneva-Basel via Grenchen Nord in the north. Grenchen Airport has business flights and customs clearance. There are extensive public rail and bus networks serving local destinations.
- Low-cost: more to live on
The Grenchen area boasts corporation-friendly taxes and low real estate prices. In terms of the rankings of disposable income, Grenchen is one of the best places to live in the country.