A matter of trust
The national Swiss television is run in the interests of its viewers and listeners. Ensuring value for money is a core responsibility for the employees every day dedicated to produce fi rst class radio and television. The Schweizer Fernsehen has a portfolio of services in place which is suited to the digital age, and which enables the SF to bring more value than ever before.
A Starck presence
Duravit AG, Hornberg, produces sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture, accessories, baths, shower bases and health products and has undergone considerable growth in recent years, particularly in its export business. The company (2,300 employees, turnover around €160 million) has been influential in the development of the sanitary industry worldwide and has become a trend setter for innovative bathroom design.
Banking on Hungary
Optimal Hungária is the Hungarian branch of Optimal – a french company that specialises in equipment installation and facility management. Based on previous good experience with Grundfos, the managing director of Optimal regarded Grundfos as the preferred supplier of equipment for a new office block that would serve as the headquarters of ING Bank Hungary, in Budapest.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station)
A superlative railway station, which forms both an architectural and logistical zenith, has been developed close to governmental area in Berlin. The station welcomes 300,000 travellers and visitors each day and trains depart every 90 seconds to all points of the compass.
Customised solution for Switzerland’s largest shopping centre
Einkaufszentrum Glatt is the largest independent shopping centre in Switzerland, and is at the top of the Swiss league in terms of annual turnover (CHF 632.5 million in 2003). Covering more than 43,000 m2, this complex features two department stores, four specialised retail stores, fi ve restaurants, four bars and 90 specialty shops, with parking space for 4,750 cars. The shopping centre employs approximately 1,250 people and was visited by 6,925 million customers in 2003.
Cutting the cost of district heating
Göteborg Energi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Göteborg Kommunala Förvaltnings AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides district heating, cooling, natural gas, energy services, an optical fibre network and an electricity supply network. The Göteborg Energi district heating network extends over a length of 700 km, and provides heating for more than 90% of all the apartment blocks in Gothenburg.
Drinking water for the University of Aachen Medical Faculty
Almost all of the University of Aachen Medical Faculty's facilities are located in the truly gigantic building that is the University Clinic. The clinic employees around 6,300 people, and treats around 45,000 in-patients and 120,000 out-patients each year. Furthermore, each year 900 children come into the world at the Uni Clinic in Aachen!
Ecology first for Central Japan Railway Company
Since its establishment in 1987, the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) has vigorously promoted technological development. July 2002 saw the opening of their newest research centre in Komaki in southern Japan.