A selection of innovative, international and export-oriented companies – from Nidwalden to the world.
Founded in 1995, the Ennetbürgen-based company specialises in designing and implementing innovative interior fittings for rescue helicopters, ambulance aircraft and business aircraft. It operates all over the world. Customers in Switzerland include Pilatus Aircraft, Rega, Jet Aviation and other operators. Aerolite employs around 110 specialists.
Artemis Group comprises the Franke Group, the Artemis Real Estate Group, the majority stake in Feintool Group and the Artemis Asset Management Group (various strategic investments in international companies listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange as well as in private companies). In 2021, the Group, with around 11,000 employees worldwide, generated sales of almost CHF 3.3 billion.
Bettermann AG is one of the leading manufacturers of installation systems for the electrical equipment of buildings and technical facilities. OBO Bettermann products (OBO stands for “ohne Bohren”, or “without drilling”) were used in the Swisspor Arena in Lucerne, in the new buildings of Pilatus Aircraft Works, in the Gotthard Base Tunnel and in The Circle at Zurich Airport.
CAG Cartonnagen AG
Since 1932, Cartonnagen AG has been manufacturing and developing packaging for almost every type of consumer goods, from chocolate to screws, from medication to toothbrushes, as standard or individual solutions. The company with its 1,001 boxes, sleeves and packaging also includes a state-of-the-art machine park.
Druckerei Odermatt AG
Odermatt produces art books for Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, Urs Fischer and many other well-known artists. With their extensive portfolio and 60 award-winning books in the “Schönste Schweizer Bücher” competition, the printing specialists from Dallenwil have gained an international reputation. In doing so, they attach particular importance to advice, quality and excellent customer service.
Engelberger Druck AG
Engelberger Druck AG in Stans has been on the cutting edge of monochrome printmaking since 1896. In the 127-year history of the family business, 73 printing presses were purchased, 151 apprentices trained and around 1.68 million litres of ink were printed on over 136 million tonnes of paper. Today, the fifth generation of Engelbergers fulfils every kind of printing requirement.
Frank Türen AG
Over the course of 125 years, Frank Türen AG has evolved from the village carpentry workshop of 1897 to become a specialist in security doors. The company, now in its fourth generation, is successfully pushing the bar in Switzerland and beyond – against burglars, fire, noise and smoke. Examples include the Rolex office building in Biel, the UN headquarters in New York, the Bundeshaus Berne and Zurich Airport.
Fresenius Medical Care (Switzerland) AG
Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for patients with chronic kidney failure. Around the world, 3.9 million patients undergo regular dialysis treatment to cleanse their blood. In a global network of over 4,153 clinics, the company takes care of 344,000 patients.
Frey AG Stans
One of the world’s leading companies for the planning and manufacture of cable car controls and drives is based in Nidwalden, the country of a “thousand railways”. The best-known of the 100 or so completed projects are the CabriO cableway to the Stanserhorn, the Arosa-Weisshorn cableway, the Eibsee cableway to the Zugspitze, and the cableways to Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio and the Teide Mountain in Tenerife.
Glas Trösch AG, FIRESWISS Buochs branch
In the imposing glass building on the A2 motorway in Stans, one of Europe’s leading flat glass manufacturing and processing companies has its branch office. Glas Trösch AG operates at 70 locations in 13 countries and employs around 6,000 people.
Hergiswiler Glas AG
The Hergiswil glassworks has been in existence at its current location at the foot of Mount Pilatus for more than 200 years. In 1975, Roberto Niederer prevented its closure and, together with his son Robert, shaped the design of the “Glasi”. It is the last glassworks in Switzerland to process glass into contemporary, unique shapes by mouth and hand.
ROSEN Swiss AG
The family-owned company has been growing for over 40 years and is represented as a technology group in over 120 countries with almost 4,300 employees. “Empowered by technology” and to protect people and the environment, ROSEN Swiss AG offers innovative products and services for oil and gas as well as other industries.
For superior security. As a future-oriented technology partner of the Swiss Armed Forces, the focus is on life-cycle management, operation and availability of military systems. The comprehensive product and service portfolio includes unique subsystems and components for tracked and wheeled vehicles, fighter jets, military helicopters, anti-aircraft and information and communication solutions as well as maintenance services.
Schindler Holding AG
Schindler is one of the world’s leading suppliers of elevators and escalators and associated services. Founded in Lucerne in 1874, Schindler’s mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people around the world every day. This success is backed by some 70,000 employees in over 100 countries.
Sigrist-Photometer AG develops, manufactures and sells high-quality optical measuring instruments for water treatment, the food industry, industrial processes, transport and the environment. With its measuring instruments, the company headquartered and rooted in Ennetbürgen is one of the world’s leading technology and quality leaders.
IT and electrical services for biometric access controls and automated door systems. The team of specialists has been working on palm vein biometrics since 2015 and offers advice on biometric access systems in residential and office areas as well as the IT installations of biometric access controls with finger and palm vein scanners.
Werner Keller Technik AG
Werner Keller Technik AG in Dallenwil operates throughout Switzerland. Specialising in intelligent, contemporary in-house developments of aluminium systems such as balconies, railings, mailboxes, canopies, etc., it also offers solutions in metal and façade construction.
Zimmermann Holding AG
The Group includes Zimmermann Umweltlogistik AG, a specialist in transport, recycling, dismantling, home clearing and disposal of all kinds. At Zimmermann Tiefbau AG, the main focus is on subsoil. Another area of business for the Group is real estate development.