For over 100 years, the aerospace industry has connected, explored, and inspired the world. Collaboration has always been the cornerstone of the aviation industry’s success. Since 2020 crisis, the aerospace industry is in serious trouble, but it can transform and enjoy a successful, low-carbon future. GAIN is the leader in Switzerland to that end. Our focus is to enhance business and innovation synergies between aerospace companies with the ultimate goal to contribute to a safer and a more sustainable world. It is also the only way to assure long term value for our stakeholders. The future will be resilient, collaborative and responsible. We are here to make it happen. “

-Andy Ras-Work





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GAIN is the aerospace companies’ organization here in Switzerland.

It’s also a unique platform bringing together SMEs, startups, research institutions and associations.

GAIN was founded in 2017 by four Geneva-based aerospace companies and is currently composed of over 15 Western Switzerland SMEs. Together, they employ over 6,300 people with a market capitalization of CHF 1.9 billion. They design, manufacture and deliver innovative Swiss aerospace solutions to major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) around a 3 pillar based approach : Electronic, Metal, and Services.

Its purpose is to create business and innovation synergies among its members, with the ultimate goal to contribute to a safer and a more sustainable world.

The organization supports its members by enhancing their competitiveness and providing needs-based services, such as participating in the offset transactions under Air2030 Program (Business Committee), sharing quality-oriented training courses and leading joint projects (Quality Committee), reducing our Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Decarbonization Committee), and developing the aerospace applications of tomorrow with research institutions by jointly undertaking R&D programs (Innovation Committee).

Since 2019, the organisation has been chaired by Andy RAS-WORK, CEO of Niklaus LNI.




Andy Ras-Work

CEO Niklaus LNI


Philippe Candolfi

Vice-Chairman & Head of the Innovation Committee
COO Mercury Systems

Sylvain Calzaroni

Tresure & Head of the Quality Committee
CEO KEP Technologies

Vincent Gillet

Head of the Decarbonisation Committee
CEO Kugler Bimetal

Eric Chaubert

Head of the Business Committee
CEO ELIX Systems

Yves Mathys

Secretary General



Franck Madignier

President Dassault Aviation Business Services

Franco Antoniazza

CEO Dynatec

Patrick Antonietti

Nagravision, Kudelski Security

Claude Bienfait

CEO Rollvis

Patrik Gisel

CEO Jean Gallay

Marc Umbricht

CEO Pie Aeronefs

Julien Martinez

CTO LD Switzerland

Jean-Pierre Pollien

CTO Quality Control



We believe that collaborative and cooperative interaction builds consensus and produces meaningful outcomes. The stakeholders’ work is conducted throughout the year.


Trustworthiness is at the core of who we are and what we do. The annual report and financial statements are public.


In all its activities, GAIN bases itself on the concept of sustainable development and its Charter.


2022 Capabilities

2021 Annual Report



Rooted in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the GAIN’s team is led by their respective company leaders. They share our mission and play a vital role in making this happen, starting from their own company. Apply to become a new GAIN member and be a part of our community on this link.

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