160 years of commitment to Switzerland
One hundred and sixty years ago, the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt – today's Credit Suisse – was founded by Alfred Escher, among other things to develop the railways in Switzerland. Alfred Escher was not only the founder of Credit Suisse, but also the driving force behind the Gotthard Railway and the first Gotthard Tunnel – a masterpiece of its time. For Credit Suisse, it is thus both an honor and an obligation to support "Gottardo 2016" – the opening celebrations for the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel – as a main partner.
Coop and SBB – for shared values
"The Gotthard base tunnel represents values such as innovation and reliability. These are Swiss values which have also shaped Coop in the past and will continue to do so in future. The shared, uniting values of SBB and Coop should be tangible in the Gottardo campaign: proximity, Swissness and quality. We are proud of our contribution to this once-in-a-lifetime event."
– Joos Sutter, Chairman of the Coop Executive Committee
Swiss Mobiliar – social responsibility by tradition
The centennial project "Gottardo" represents a vision that is being realised thanks to creativity and perseverance and that is on its way to becoming a landmark in Swiss history. Our partnership with "Gottardo 2016" offers an ideal platform for making our long-term commitment to Swiss society known to a wider public, especially as art and culture form a key element of this commitment. Swiss Mobiliar with its mutual structure has upheld a tradition of social responsibility since its foundation in 1826.
Powerful innovation talent is something the SBB and Swiss watchmaker Mondaine share - not only as of 2016 with the opening of the world’s longest rail tunnel. In fact, concerning travel, Mondaine was a step ahead with an innovative station clock that made its way from platform to wrist in 1986. The legendary 1944-born SBB station clock thus initiated its journey round the world - and has since become a Swiss design icon that we’re proud of. We’re equally as proud in participating as main partner of the aforementioned tunnel project too!
Stadler Rail builds NRLA trains
Stadler Rail has been a supplier of customer-specific solutions for rail vehicle construction. It has 18 locations in 11 countries: Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Belarus, the Netherlands, Algeria and the USA. The Group employs a total of 6,000 people, of which 3,000 are based in Switzerland. In future, Stadler Rail’s newly developed EC250 will travel through the Gotthard Tunnel as a NRLA train. This train is the first single-decker low-floor multiple-unit train in the world that can reach speeds of 250 km/h.
Power and productivity for a better world
ABB has been at the forefront of technological progress in Switzerland and around the world since 1891 – from the efficient production of electrical energy, to enhancements to industrial productivity, all the way to sustainable mobility. Thus, the history of Swiss rail traffic is inseparably linked to the company’s leading edge technologies – from the Gotthardbahn rail network to the Gotthard Base Tunnel. This project of the century stands for entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and quality – all values embodied by ABB. This is why ABB is proud to be a main partner of the «Gottardo 2016» grand opening period.
"The Gotthard Base Tunnel is an appealing, effective and environmentally friendly piece of infrastructure. With a tradition going back 115 years, APG|SGA too stands for efficient, sustainable and professional Out of Home Media services. As the leading outdoor advertising company in Switzerland, we specialize in digital and analogue posters. Together with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) we develop highly effective advertising at stations, and we are proud to support the national communication campaign for the project of the century, Gottardo."
– Markus Ehrle, CEO of APG|SGA
Swiss Post Ltd
The Gotthard Base Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the world with a route length of 57 kilometres, will be formally opened in 2016. Participants in the opening ceremony will include Swiss Post, which for over 160 years has had a close relationship with Gotthard as a link between north and south. During this period, both Swiss Post and technology in general have experienced rapid development: from sealed letters to encrypted IncaMail, from carrier pigeons to WiFi in Postbuses, from mail coaches over the Gotthard Pass to goods transport through the Saint-Gotthard Massif – innovation is a strength typical to Switzerland and Swiss Post. And those who prefer to enjoy the traditional view can of course still take the trip over the Gotthard Pass with Switzerland’s leading bus company: it’s easy and comfortable with PostBus.
On small surfaces and at highly frequented locations, Valora satisfies a great variety of different customer requirements every day. At every train station in Switzerland, from early in the morning until late in the evening, fast and close to the people. Setting impulses. And thereby simplifying everyday life.
Constant change and new course settings are also decisive for Valora, which will allow them to react to new customer requirements in an agile manner and to create the technical prerequisites needed for this. Valora is proud to attest to the values of Switzerland as a partner of the centennial project "Gottardo 2016".
Feldschlösschen – a direct link to the rail network for the past 126 years
We owe it to the foresight of the founders that the Feldschlösschen Brewery has had a direct link to the Swiss rail network since 1889. This enabled fast deliveries to be made all over Switzerland. Feldschlösschen became the beer of choice of a whole nation and the logistician for major events.
Then as now Feldschlösschen unites Switzerland. That is why it is only natural for us to support the SBB through our commitment on the occasion of the ceremonies to mark the inauguration of the world’s longest railway tunnel, making this an unforgettable event of the century for the population.
Pandinavia ltd. – Merchandising at its best!
The creation and production of promotional products and merchandising items is our daily business.
Together with Swiss Railway, we have been developping an interesting range of merchandising items. We are very plaesed to be a partner of this outstanding event.
It takes courage to build the longest tunnel in the world. It takes innovation to revolutionize rail freight transport. And it takes precision and reliability to implement such plans. Gottardo 2016 has unique appeal for Switzerland as a driver of innovation and a junction between Northern and Southern Europe. We at Victorinox are committed to the same values – and therefore also to «Gottardo 2016». We would like to warmly congratulate the entire «Gottardo 2016» organization on this groundbreaking achievement.
Mobility and SBB: a smart combination
Take the train to cover a long distance conveniently and punctually, then continue your journey seamlessly in a Mobility car: growing numbers of people are excited about the intelligent combination of public transportation and Mobility car sharing. Gottardo 2016 will provide a further boost for this future-oriented form of mobility. We look forward to being part of it.
As a full service provider of railway technology, Sersa offers virtually the entire range of services in the fields of railway construction, equipment and service. It has enjoyed a reputation for customer-orientated and tailor-made solutions for Swiss railways for more than 65 years. The company has around 1,000 employees who work at interesting workplaces in Switzerland. In the visionary Gotthard Base Tunnel construction project, Sersa was commissioned by the consortium Transtec Gotthard to develop the entire rail-bound construction site logistics and the track systems for both installation sites, and also ran the first train, a Sersa engine, through the tunnel. We are proud to have helped our long-standing and valued partner SBB in being able to now put this historic construction project of the century into operation on schedule.
dreiplus Werbearchitekten GmbH
"Everything your ideas want." With this motto we have been committed to the projects of our clients with all our heart and soul for more than a decade. As a leader in advertising technology, signage and advertising logistics, we are looking forward to supporting the SBB in planning and executing the "Gottardo 2016" celebration.
Kärcher - Totally Committed to a Clean Railway Infrastructure
The Gotthart base tunnel, a Swiss showpiece, which stands for innovation, quality and peak performance. Values, to which Kärcher is committed on a daily basis in order to distinguish themselves as the globally leading provider of efficient and resource-saving cleaning systems. We are proud that we are able to support “Gottardo 2016” and are fully committed to ensuring that the opening ceremonies are conducted as efficiently as possible. As a long-standing partner of the SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), we also ensure that the once-in-a-century structure and its associated railway infrastructure can appear in new splendour on a daily basis with the help of our products and services.
Hupac relies on St. Gotthard
Hupac is the leading combined transport operator through Switzerland and one of the market leaders in Europe. The company works to ensure that an increasing volume of goods can be transported by rail and not by road, thus making an important contribution to modal shift and environment protection.
«But 1 June 2016 will be a red-letter day: the inauguration of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest rail tunnel, will mark a new era. The first test runs by our trains passed off successfully. On 11 December 2016, we shall be allowed to start operational services through the 57-kilometer tunnel. For the first time, our shuttle trains will pass below the Alps at base level, providing a safer and more reliable link between the economic regions of Lombardy and northern Europe.» - Bernhard Kunz, director of Hupac