Industry & Watchmaking

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The Issues of the Industrial Sector
The Issues of the Industrial Sector

The Swiss industry is recognized as a worldwide leader with its extensive cartelization and export activities:

50% of the world’s watch production comes from Swiss manufacturers. The chemical industry, which specializes in coloring agents, perfumes and flavors, has turned Basel into its metropolis. The machinery industry is the country’s first industrial employer, exporting 78% of the production.
A host to major international producers, Switzerland is a stronghold of the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

The world of watchmaking in particular is undergoing profound changes and development. Rapidly evolving techniques and technologies allow for a daring and reliable approach to component design and typology.

The Issues of the Industrial Sector

Antaes guidance and support

Antaes draws on its areas of expertise to support and assist industry leaders in their quest for performance, competitiveness and operational flexibility. These initiatives are carried out in partnership with watchmaking, railway transportation, pharmaceuticals, food processing, mechanics and precision industry players.

  • Improvement and Lean Management: Operational audit, risk management, continuous progress and quality measures, problem solving, productivity through automation.
  • Supply Chain Management: Support with the definition of performance indicators and implementation of improvement measures, flow optimization / flexibility, stock management.
  • Research and Development: Assisting the teams in defining product assortments, development project steering, integration of new materials and technologies, AMDEC product/process, design.
  • Industrialization: Product/process management, launching of investments, steering of project teams and partners.

A Word from the Expert

Jean-François, Practice Leader, Industrial Engineering, Antaes

Composed of engineers and technicians with complementary skills and know-how, our Industrial Expertise Practice provides efficient support and guidance to our clients and their suppliers in the fields of mechanics, watchmaking, railway transportation, aeronautics, special machinery design and manufacturing. They assist the development of various industrial projects, i.e.: Investment in new equipment, Technology watch and…

The Antaes method

Antaes puts its extensive skills, experience and expertise at the service of the products and culture pertaining to its field of intervention, in order to:

  • Create the project teams with the client,
  • Draft equipment specifications and validate them as part of a risk measurement approach,
  • Assess the partners,
  • Integrate new innovative technologies,
  • Prepare and support the teams in a changing environment,
  • Improve process robustness,
  • Improve industrial performance,
  • Justify and argue choices,
  • Present a detailed and thorough schedule,
  • Communicate and validate the project stages with the stakeholders.

A Word from the Expert

Thierry, Expert Consultant Antaes - Business Management Consulting Offer

Our consultants’ expertise in logistics, industrial management, information systems, and digital transformation enables us to provide our clients with solutions that promote their development and profitability within a controlled performance framework. Our innovative yet robust approaches are vectors of differentiation and added value for our clients. Above all, we value pragmatism, efficiency, innovation, teamwork, and…

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