Preserving values. Sharing visions.
President Integra Holding AG
Integra Holding Ltd. is a Swiss financial holding company with shareholdings in a variety of markets at home and abroad.
The current Integra portfolio comprises participations in real estate, flow metering and energy measuring technology, life science laboratory equipment technologies, road signing and marking solutions, as well as in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Integra Holding's main shareholder is a foundation under Swiss law. Its foremost objective is to support innovative companies by co-financing future-oriented, new developments.
Founding of the first companies
The activities of Integra go back to the 30ies of the twenties century. The founder Adolf Gutzwiller aimed at establishing important industries in Switzerland to foster the country’s independence from abroad.
Thus he founded in 1928 Wasserzählerfabrik Basel (today’s Aquametro Ltd.) producing water meters, in 1936 Agrar Ltd. for the production of agriculture machinery, in 1945 Integra Ltd. for the development and project management of railway signaling systems, in 1946 SIGNAL Ltd. in the field of road signing and marking, and various other companies.
During the course of time the portfolio of Integra Holding has developed further. In 1991 Integra Signum was acquired by Siemens and Agrar was sold in 2001. But also new participations were added, such as Integra Biosciences Group acquired in 1986 and Integra Engineering India taken over in 2011. 2016 then the stake in Yzatec SAS. In 2017, the spin-off of Aquametro's Oil & Marine business into Aquametro Oil & Marine AG took place. Also in 2017: Aquametro AG's merger of the water and energy sectors with Yzatec to become INTEGRA Metering AG.
Order to build up a Swiss railway safety industry
management of Swiss signal box factory Wallisellen
Foundation Signum Ltd.
Foundation Aquametro Ltd.
Foundation Emaillerie Corgémont
Foundation Agrar Ltd.
Foundation Integra AG
Foundation Signal Ltd., Integra Holding Ltd.
Foundation ORGU foundation
Full indipendence of Integra
death of A. Gutzwiller
Takeover INTEGRA Biosciences Ltd.
Foundation INTEGRA Hindustan as JV with ABB
Sale of Integra Signum Ltd. to Siemens
Sale of Emalco Group
Sale of Agrar Ltd.
Restructuring INTEGRA Biosciences Group
Buyout of JV partner ABB at INTEGRA Hindustan
Merger INTEGRA Biosciences Ltd. with Viaflo Corp.
Takeover Schlafhorst Engineering India
Merger INTEGRA India Group Ltd. with INTEGRA Engineering India Ltd.
Takeover of the remaining 50% of Signal AG.
Participation in Yzatec SAS
Spin-off of the Aquametro Oil X Marine business into Aquametro Oil X Marine AG
Merger of Aquametro AG's water and energy businesses with Yzatec to become INTEGRA Metering AG
On behalf of the ORGU Foundation, we preserve and develop the Group’s investments in line with the founding father’s objectives
Our objectives include continuing to independently grow the existing business lines of real estate, energy measurement technology, laboratory equipment, transportation technology and contract manufacturing. In addition to preserving industry in Switzerland, we also plan to increasingly seek growth internationally. We further invest into additional majority holdings in promising technology-driven production companies in our business segments.
We share a vision
With targeted investments in new, pioneering products and growth markets, in line with our financial and organizational resources, we intend to achieve sustainable and above-average profitable growth – financially, geographically, as well as in terms of our personnel. Our real estate holdings in Switzerland comprise the stable, anchoring core of our portfolio.
Our mission is innovation
Our passion is to promote innovation, while also continuing to remain independent at all times. Our ambition is to generate jobs and value that benefit all our stakeholders by means of long-term oriented and sustainable growth of the Integra Group companies, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Our Management Principles
We take long- term, sustainable decisions
In line with the philosophy of founder of the Integra Group, we take forward-looking decisions, as the successful long-term existence and independence of the Group should always be accorded highest priority. In doing so, we take a responsible approach to our social environment and natural resources.
We display entrepreneurial courage, but also have a high risk awareness
We act entrepreneurially, seize opportunities, act quickly and decisively, but also carefully weigh the risks. Stability and sustainability are more important than rapid short-term growth.
We act with integrity and show solidarity
We distinguish ourselves by acting with integrity, honesty, conscientiously and fairly via-a-vis our business environment. We value our employees and treat each other fairly.
We are innovative and constantly looking for improvements
We actively question the status quo and are always seeking improvements. We have the courage to be frank and open. Innovation characterizes our companies and the spirit of our staff.
We are results and performance-oriented
We work hard but fair. Performance counts. We are an attractive employer, because we promote and encourage our staff. But we also demand performance from them. The objectives of the company precede personal goals.