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THE HUB FOR THE SWISS AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES

Founded in 2017 and based in Geneva, our goal is to create business and innovation synergies between its members in order to contribute to a safer and a more sustainable world.

In 2021, GAIN brought together 14 aerospace companies from Western Switzerland, delivering products to the aero industry worldwide, employed a combined total of 5,300 people and combined sales of CHF 1.5 billion. Those members consist of SMEs and large companies, and cover a wide spectrum of industrial services and activities specilized in the study, development, production, marketing and maintenance of aerospace civil-military programs and products.

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

 

2022 Focuses

 Strengthening Western Switzerland’s aerospace key players’ place in the industry

Creating opportunities to involve members in current aerospace innovation

Enabling aerospace products and technologies to contribute to the Global Sustainable Development Goals

   Partnerships with OEMs

Members are committed to provide products, technologies and services that meet OEMs’ requirements. To this end, GAIN’s member companies design, manufacture and deliver innovative Swiss aero solutions around a 3 pillars based approach:

1. Electronics & Electronic Systems

2. Metalworking & Metal fabrication

3. Services

Innovative

GAIN develops links with other associations and groups facing similar challenges (companies, Research labs, Universities, Public Authorities).

We are working on new concepts and projects to contribute to a safer and a more sustainable world

ACTIVITES

We aim to offer a portfolio of projects that evolve with members’ needs. We strive to create projects that  are right for aerospace companies and that contribute to the common interest. This guides the choices we make today and shapes our portfolio for tomorrow 

 

WORKING COMMITTEES GAIN aims to accelerate synergies between its members throught collaborative projects and R&D program : business, quality, innovation and decarbonization 

ORGANIZATION OF EVENTS & WORKSHOPS with external speakers dedicated to aerospace new challenges and opportunities (e.g. aircraft manufacturers, politicians and experts)

 

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGICAL, REGULATORY AND MARKET RESEARCH to deepen members knowledge 

RESEARCH SUPPORT GAIN invests more than 20% of its revenue in R&D every year

SHARED TRAINING COURSE focusing on auditing, audit procedures and techniques for GAIN member companies

DEVELOP JOINT PROJECTS with laboratories, Universities researchers and start-ups

PARTICIPATION IN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TRADE FAIRS

AWARNESS RAISING ACTIONS about the strenghts of GAIN’s members, on a local, national and global level

PARTICIPATION IN DIRECT AND INDIRECT OFFSETS of the Air2030 Program and define the elements that could be subcontracted by GAIN member companies

SWISS MADE

  • GAIN’s member are ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certified companies
  • Forms an ecosystem bringing member companies into contact with universities so that they can together transform research results into marketable products
  • Offers a favorable ground for innovation and sharing of know-how
  • Allows Switzerland to remain one of the most secure and innovative partners in the world

      Members

      GAIN’s member companies accelerate innovation throught collaborative projects for a safer and a more sustainable world 

      OUR TEAM

      Andy Ras-Work

      Andy Ras-Work

      Chairman of the Board

      CEO, Niklaus LNI

      Yves Mathys

      Yves Mathys

      Vice-Chairman of the Board & Head of the Innovation Committee

      COO, Mercury Systems

      Nicolas Lavarini

      Nicolas Lavarini

      CEO, Jean Gallay

      Sylvain Calzaroni

      Sylvain Calzaroni

      Treasure & Head of the Quality Committee

      CEO, KEP Technologies

      Eric Chaubert

      Eric Chaubert

      Head of the Business Committee

      CEO, ELIX Systems

      Vincent Gillet

      Vincent Gillet

      Head of the Decarbonization Committee

      CEO, Kugler Bimetal

      Valérie Redron

      Valérie Redron

      CEO, Safran Colibrys

      Franco Antoniazza

      Franco Antoniazza

      CEO, Dynatec

      Manu Lubrano

      Manu Lubrano

      CEO, Involi

      Eva-Maria Kerner

      Eva-Maria Kerner

      CEO, Swissport International Ltd., Station Geneva

      Julien Martinez

      Julien Martinez

      CTO, LD Switzerland

      Claude Bienfait

      Claude Bienfait

      CEO, Rollvis

      Marc Umbricht

      Marc Umbricht

      CEO, Pie Aeronefs

      Patrick Antonietti

      Patrick Antonietti

      Nagravision, Kudelski Security

      Fanny Randanne

      Fanny Randanne

      Secretary General

      Mikaal Ahmad

      Mikaal Ahmad

      Digital Content Manager

      2020 Capacities

      2020 Annual Report

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      PARTNERS

      We are proud to be supported by our partners with the common goal of facilitating innovation and cooperation projects.