Swiss Business Hub

The Swiss Business Hub India (SBH India) is the India based representative of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), the official international trade and investment promotion organisation of the Swiss federal government. SBH India is headquartered within the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai with a regional chapter in the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi.

Our Services

We support small and medium sized enterprises from Switzerland and Liechtenstein expanding their market presence in India. We also advice Indian companies looking at establishing a direct presence in in Switzerland to access the Swiss as well as larger European market

As part of the Consulate General of Switzerland and with close relationships to Swiss business and academic stakeholders, the SBH India can draw on selected networks in both Switzerland and India. With a client-centred attitude and the flexibility to offer bespoke services, the SBH India is uniquely positioned to meet and support your business requirements.

Specific areas of expertise

While the SBH India provides support to companies across a wide range of sectors, its specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, building interior materials, medical technology, branded food and food processing technology, renewable energy, railways and machinery. Our list of focus sectors is reviewed periodically to ensure that we present opportunities in a timely and structured manner.

Export promotion

The SBH India is the point of contact for Swiss and Liechtenstein companies, which want to develop their business in India.

Our locally well-established team will help you decide on a suitable market strategy for India. We will prepare a service package based on your specific requirements and business priorities. We work with a wide network of local partners and industry experts.

Our customised services are based on the below platform of basic services.

Market Analysis

Industry and product analysis, sector-based trend-spotting, market studies and compatibility tests, in-depth competition assessments and customer analysis.

Partner Search

Identification and profiling of suitable importers/distributors, agents, representatives, etc. Introduction to a verified shortlist of potential partners, with portfolios consistent with your targeting strategy. As a further evaluation measure, the SBH India also plans and co-ordinates meetings with shortlisted potential partners.

Legal Services

Advise on local regulatory norms, including legal company structures, taxation issues, product registration, human resource related requirements, etc.

Check S-GE Export for more information.

Investment promotion

The SBH India offers advisory services to Indian companies considering outbound greenfield investments in Europe in general and specifically in Switzerland, with the intention of establishing a direct presence in Switzerland. Our focus sectors include life science (pharmaceutical, biotech and nutraceuticals), ICT, data analytics, banking and financial services, chemicals, engineering, and commodity trading.

Our advisory services cover the following aspects related to conducting business in Switzerland:

  • Economic and legal environment

  • Provisions and limitations of different legal entities

  • Company incorporation process

  • Labour market and laws

  • Cost structures

  • Tax structures

  • Information on benefits of allocating key functions such as R&D centres, trading/ sales/marketing offices, licenses/IPR structures and European/Global headquarters in Switzerland.

Link to local networks

The SBH India has strong links to and works in close collaboration with the economic development offices of the different cantons and regions of Switzerland. This enables us to introduce Indian companies to key stakeholders who can help accelerate their expansion plans by way of assistance with real estate requirements, organisation of fact finding visits to possible locations/partners/contacts, guidance on staff recruitment, introduction to relevant research and technological transfer centres, industry associations, etc.

Check S-GE Invest for more information.