Scheurer Swiss expands its core team and opens its first foreign branch in the United Kingdom
Scheurer Swiss GmbH, the engineering and recruitment company known for its many years of expertise in fibre composite technologies and licensed by the Swiss state, is setting the course for international expansion. The company opens its first foreign branch in the United Kingdom with co-founder Robert Tween as branch manager. It also expands its core competence team with an experienced and well-connected consultant in the nautical sector.
Stronghold of fibre composite technology
More than 30 years of experience in composite engineering in Formula 1, the royal class of motor and racing sports, distinguish Scheurer Swiss GmbH. The specialist in the field of fibre composite technology has also been able to demonstrate its expertise in the development of customer-specific composite components made of carbon, glass fibre or other fibre composite materials in numerous well-known projects in other internationally important sectors such as aerospace, defence and security, nautics and industry. Since March 2019 Scheurer Swiss has also been one of the state-licensed recruitment agencies – since then it has been successfully recruiting, hiring and placing competent specialist personnel in a wide range of fields, particularly in the field of fibre composite technology. Since the United Kingdom is the largest and most influential market in terms of technology and application of composite materials – especially in the areas of motor sports and aerospace – and since there is a correspondingly competent and highly qualified staff available and Scheurer Swiss already successfully serves customers there, establishing Scheurer Swiss in the UK market, with a permanent branch office and a competent contact person directly on site, was a natural step.
The former co-founder, Robert Tween, himself for many years a member of well-known English Formula 1 motor sport teams such as Jordan, BAR and Tyrrell, will act as a local strategic partner and managing director of the UK branch office abroad, providing the necessary information and contacts for existing and future customers and potential employees, thus contributing to the growth and maintenance of Scheurer Swiss’s already strong customer base.
“We are looking forward to expanding our business in the UK and with the experienced expert for carbon fibre reinforced plastics and long term partner, Robert Tween, we have the best and most competent local representation we can imagine”, emphasises Dominik Scheurer, CEO of the Swiss head office “Scheurer Swiss GmbH”.
Robert Tween, CEO of the newly founded “Scheurer Swiss Ltd”, adds: “We see great potential for our growth strategy in the UK, as the UK market is the stronghold of fibre composite technology and the expertise of the workforce is correspondingly high. With the local branch office we can simplify, strengthen and expand our already successful engineering and placement activities”.
Scheurer Swiss will continue to offer its engineering services and pioneering carbon-reinforced 3D printing via the new UK location, but in future will also place employees directly on site and promote the hiring of highly qualified composite workers to Switzerland.
“We want to make the good conditions that we have established for our workforce here in Switzerland over the past few years available to the employees we hire from the UK to Switzerland. This is not only an advantage for the future employees, but also proves to be profitable for Swiss companies, because there is hardly any other country where the density of competent and experienced employees in the field of fibre composite technology is as high as in the UK,” Scheurer emphasizes.
“The Swiss market is interested in qualified composite employees with a lot of practical experience. This is demonstrated by numerous enquiries and discussions with Swiss customers and partners,” adds Tween.
On to new shores
The expansion strategy of Scheurer Swiss is not only manifested geographically with the foreign branch. The core competence team has recently been joined by another member: Andreas Scheurer, former founder of Scheurer Bootswerft AG, will support Scheurer Swiss in the future with his expert knowledge and extensive network as a consultant in the nautical sector.
The CEO of Scheurer Swiss praises: “Andreas Scheurer can look back on a success story of more than fifty years and can open new doors for us thanks to its extraordinary know-how in the field of fibre-reinforced boat building. We are very pleased to have him on board as a consultant and are looking forward to new nautical projects”.
Your project in good hands
Scheurer Swiss GmbH is the only provider in Switzerland that offers the complete process from consulting to engineering and production within its service portfolio in the field of lightweight composite engineering. In addition, Scheurer Swiss GmbH provides high performance composite know-how in the context of professional and licensed personnel placement as well as customer-specific composite training on a long-term basis. We will be happy to advise you!