Good job. Good life.

The Rhine Valley is home to global high-tech producers just as it is to regional businesses. Our successful Rhine Valley companies offer great jobs and opportunities for career development. It is a feature of the Rhine Valley that the region offers people not only the opportunity to make a career for themselves, but also a high quality of life und housing at the same time. The St. Gallen Rhine Valley region has one of the highest proportions of industrial companies in the high-tech sector throughout Switzerland. Sectors such as mechanical engineering, electronics and optics are also strongly represented here – by companies that are often global market leaders. The companies in these sectors, which number over 500, range from small businesses and supply firms to companies with several thousand employees, such as SFS Group and Leica Geosystems AG.


Home for elephants.

The recently opened elephant park Kaeng Krachan in Zurich Zoo is an animal house second to none. The centrepiece of the new elephant park is its striking roof. An organically shaped wooden bowl with a reticular structure.

The impressive and widely regarded design sets new standards in terms of wooden constructions. It takes the right fastening technology to make the unusual wooden construction at all possible. The special fully threaded locking screws come from SFS

SFS is a world leading company for mechanical fastening systems and precision mouldings. The company with strong roots in the Rhine Valley develops, produces and markets fastening systems with high customer benefits for selected applications, such as the flat roof, the window mounting and the structural timberwork.