Welcome to Dow in Switzerland
DOW combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture.
In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe.
In Switzerland, Dow employs approximately 900 employees from around 54 countries in 3 facilities: Horgen, Buchs (SG) and Lucerne. Horgen functions as the regional hub which oversees all activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In Buchs (in the canton of St Gallen), and Lucerne, the company operates two further production and research facilities.