Over the decades, Switzerland has proved to be one of the most successful economies in the world. Its competitiveness in terms of productivity, innovation capacity and satisfaction for workers and residents means Switzerland sits atop most international rankings. Many companies based here are industry leaders, attracting businesses with one of the most efficient financial systems in the world. These accolades, added to the attractiveness of the country, means that in recent years there has been a rise in many foreign multinationals moving their headquarters to Switzerland as their base for international operations.
Executives around the world also consider that Switzerland offers the easiest access to financing in the world, increasing its attractiveness. For those working in and around Switzerland, a further benefit is the chance to invest in a property, primed to deliver great profits. The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos offer attractive returns on investment – in a property situated amidst the breath-taking Swiss Alps. A complex of fully furnished apartments with access to bespoke Hard Rock Hotel services, The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos are a unique property investment in health and wealth, to be enjoyed by you and yours.
The impressive nature of Switzerland has been proved tenfold with 15 Swiss headquartered businesses listed in Fortune's "Global 500" list. Here we take a look five of these impressive businesses:
Glencore International: while Glencore International may not be a household name, this commodities company is 14th in the overall Fortune Global 500 ranking and the highest ranked Swiss company. Headquartered in the Swiss city of Barr (approximately a 2.5hr drive from The Residences), Glencore International makes and trades the bulk commodities (metals, minerals, oil, cotton, coal, jet fuel, crude oil, gasoline) that power industries throughout the world.
UBS AG: a global financial services company, known across the world as a leader in wealth and asset management, and investment banking products to corporate, private, and institutional clients. In Switzerland, UBS also offers retail and commercial banking. UBS was formed following the 1997 merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank. This headquarters are in Zurich, a comfortable two hour drive to the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos.
Nestlé: the number one player in the food industry, Nestlé's portfolio covers almost every branch of the food and beverage industry. Nestlé has been headquartered in Vevey on since 1867. Nestlé's Vevey workforce is extremely diverse, made up of people from 85 different countries.
Roche Group: in addition to making prescription drugs, Roche Group's diagnostics division produces clinical lab supplies, genetic tests, and diabetes monitoring equipment. Roche's products are sold in over 180 countries. Headquartered in Basel. Aside from its pharmaceuticals, Basel is also well known for its vibrant cultural scene, particularly in art and theatre. Basel has a generous offering of art galleries, museums, opera houses, and theatres. The Carnival of Basel is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel. It has been listed as one of the top fifty local festivities in Europe. Since 2017, the Carnival of Basel has been included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage. Basel is a three-hour drive from the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos.
Holcim: one of the world's largest cement makers, producing an impressive 200 million tons of cement each year. Operating in 70 countries worldwide, Holcim has subsidiaries in Canada, the UK, Australia and Mexico. Holcim is based in Rapperswil-Jona, known as the town of roses located on the upper end of Lake Zurich. This town combines sights, cultural life, hiking and sports possibilities with a Mediterranean holiday atmosphere. This part of Switzerland is the reminiscent of the Riviera, but located on the upper end of Lake Zurich.