Welcome to the Switzerland Group

There are around 180 members based in Switzerland supported by a newly-formed group

The main aims and goals of the Switzerland group are:

  • Promote the status of the engineering profession within Switzerland and Europe
  • Increase added value to the members based in Switzerland.
  • Organise technical visits and networking and social events.
  • Provide support for mentoring and professional reviews "in country".
  • Spread the word about engineering to school and college students and inform, encourage and inspire the next generation.
  • Forge links with Swiss universities and higher educational institutions.

We can only achieve these goals through the active support and participation of the membership based in Switzerland.

If you are an existing member based in Switzerland, or have recently moved to Switzerland, or currently reside in Switzerland and are considering joining the Institution, we would certainly like to hear from you.

The membership in Switzerland consists of approximately 13 Fellows, 76 Corporate Members, 67 Affiliates and 22 Associate members.

The geographical distribution of the membership is 37 members in Western Switzerland (Valais), 25 Central Switzerland (Bern/Luzern), 53 Northern Switzerland (Basel/Aarau) and 63 in Eastern Switzerland (Zurich/St Gallen).

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Visit our Flickr photostream to see photos of many of our events.


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Social Event
    28 April 2014 18:45 to 23:00
    Restaurant zum Braunen Mutz - Basel
    All members are warmly invited to an evening at the Restaurant zum Braunen Mutz in Basel. Over a meal and drinks, there will be the opportunity to meet with other members and discuss the latest news in the engineering community (as well as other topics!). Cost will be the responsibility of each individual.
    Industry: Food Engineering
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    08 May 2014 16:00 to 18:00
    Autoneum - Winterthur
    The first motor cars were hot, noisy affairs compared to today’s vehicles. Autoneum makes sure that the heat and noise of the world’s automobiles are kept under control with its acoustic and thermal management solutions. Join the IMechE’s Switzerland Group on a tour of the showroom, test bench and laboratory facilities at Autoneum’s global headquarters in Winterthur. This visit has kindly been organised by Robin LaBarre.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: AGM
    23 May 2014 14:00 to 17:45
    L. Kellenberger & Co. AG - Biel
    Join the IMechE Switzerland Group on a tour of the L. Kellenberger assembly line and demonstration facilities to see how their machines are put together. Afterwards we will hold our 2014 AGM. The visit has kindly been organised by Bob Seach.
    Industry: Manufacturing
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