The electricity utilities of the Canton of Zurich (EKZ) want to open up new business fields outside their current area of activity. Within the company, there were already many ideas and approaches that needed to be expanded, concentrated, finalized and tested on […]
The world is becoming increasingly networked and more and more products are becoming part of the Internet of Things (IoT). A manufacturer of water dispensers asked himself whether and with what benefits he should connect his products. During an intensive workshop, product […]
As part of its growth strategy, a manufacturer of functional packaging wants to develop applicators for the hair dye market. The applicators should bring a concrete added value for the consumers. So far, the manufacturer has not been active in this field. […]
The project started with passionate people, who wanted to enhance the experience of drinking wine by the glass. Invineo offers an all-in-one patented solution for horeca managers. it includes a selection of wines packaged in a specific bottle and served by a […]
The transition to electromobility is forcing classic automotive suppliers into strategic realignment. Dependence on the combustion engine is increasingly becoming a corporate risk. No less so for the SME “Feinwerktechnik Otto Harrandt GmbH”, which manufactures automation systems for piston assembly, measurement and […]
In order to strengthen and expand its position in the US market, HUBER+SUHNER has begun to develop a new generation of coaxial connectors for RF cables. The focus is on a simple, ergonomic and reliable method of preparing and assembling cables. Due […]
The city of Zürich is being supported externally for the major infrastructure project Tram Zürich-West. In addition to the project-related cooperation and ensuring the redundancy within the project organization of the client, Helbling can incorporate its experience in handling major projects into […]
The Gotthard road tunnel has been in operation since 1980 and has to be extensively renovated and renewed due to its age. For this purpose, the federal government, which assumed responsibility for the national road network in 2008 as part of the […]
The project Interim storage and disposal of contaminated components (ZENT) includes the construction of an active storage hall on the site of the Leibstadt nuclear power plant. In the interests of redundancy, the radioactive components should continue to be available at short […]
Our client was in the process of introducing a novel, wearable electromechanical drug delivery device to the market. As part of the production ramp-up efforts, our client observed several rare occurrences of motor start-up failures in fully assembled devices. The extreme rarity […]
Our client specializes in the development of automated Frozen Sample Aliquotters (aFSA). These systems allow for the retrieval of multiple frozen samples from a single frozen biospecimen without exposing the source specimen to the freeze/thaw cycling. This unique process increases sample quality, […]
Our client is a world leader in surgical tools, engaged in developing a new suite of robotic instruments for a state-of-the-art robotic system. We were tasked to develop and build a “surrogate” robotic arm system, which allows our client to quantify the […]
For the globally operating company Schoeller Textil AG, sustainable farbrication of its products is of paramount importance. A preliminary energy analysis of their plant in Sevelen clarifies the usability of different waste heat sources. It is shown which area of the plantare […]
The steam system of a swiss production plant that is part of an international paper company is analyzed. Suitable alternative steam to power concepts to the planned conversion are designed. These concepts are evaluated and compared with regard to technical feasibility, investment, […]
For Molkerei Biedermann Helbling carries out an energy analysis using the pinch method. It should uncover further waste heat recovery potential and point out measures for its economic development. The analysis shows a theoretical heat recovery potential (WRG potential) of 1.6 GWh / […]
Currently, a Swiss chemical company gets its cooling water through an open system from a watercourse. For ecological and economic reasons, the company wants to replace this open system with a closed cooling circuit. Helbling develops different alternatives and carries out the […]
Prodigio is Nespresso’s first capsule coffee maker that can be operated with an app via smartphone. It gives users feedback on the number of available capsules and how to use them. Helbling developed the fluid structure, mechanics and software, including the Bluetooth […]
Nespresso’s Vertuo line is an innovative coffee maker system which, in contrast to conventional systems, uses low pressure and rotating capsules. For the first time, the larger capsules make it possible to prepare large quantities of coffee. Helbling developed the machine technology […]
The Bosch GHO 12V-20 Professional Cordless Planer is a compact cordless planer for mobile woodworking. It is distinguished by unbeaten practicality and sets a new standard in tool control. Helbling developed various mechanical aspects, the ergonomics, the user friendliness and the underlying […]
The Lengg district is home to numerous healthcare organizations that wish to coordinate their architectural development. The project comprehensively investigated a nexus of related issues. Helbling was tasked with detailed research of the supply of energy until 2040 which was summarized in […]
We supported Sto SE & Co. KGaA, Germany, in the acquisition of 49.8% of Jonas Farbenwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. Sto is strong in the field of facade paints and coatings, JONAS‘ particular strength is in interior wall paints.
For a customer from the machine and equipment manufacturing industry (high-precision measurement technology), we needed to optimise the process landscape, which had been heterogeneous until that point, as well as the inconsistent ERP support. To achieve that goal, a high level of […]
A long-standing and very successful manufacturer of machines and equipment found its existence threatened as a result of two incorrectly calculated and poorly executed major projects abroad. To protect the company in this critical situation, we needed to initiate and implement effective […]
The NESCAFÉ Milano 2.0 developed by Helbling is the world’s most advanced tabletop coffee machine. With its unrivalled levels of user friendliness and beverage quality, a host of recipe and blending functions, and integration into the “Internet of Things”, the machine sets […]
We supported AZ Elektro AG, Switzerland, in the sale to CMP Capital Management-Partners GmbH, Germany. AZ Elektro is specialized in engineering, installation and service in the fields of high and low voltage electrical installations, telematics, switchgear and building system technology
We supported AS Aufzüge AG, Switzerland, in the acquisition of GTA Solutions AG, Switzerland. AS Aufzüge is the largest multi-brand elevator service organization in Switzerland with twelve formerly family-owned elevator companies
The customer’s initial situation when granting this order was as follows: Rising price and cost pressure, an increasing number of product launches and mounting production volumes at a technology corporation in the security technology sector made an assessment of production operation necessary […]
The company does business in the field of sanitary technology and has a stable, above-average sales and turnover growth. To date, its main markets have been in Germany and Europe. Production capacities were planned at new locations to enable strong future growth […]
In the course of this project, the material costs needed to be reduced in all of a building supplier’s divisions and business units. For this purpose, the procurement portfolio and processes, as well as potential ways of optimising individual commodity groups and […]
We developed an overarching location concept for an international, family-owned company in the furniture manufacturing and shopfitting sector. This concept suited the uneven growth of the individual corporate areas while taking the different requirements placed on the various production locations into consideration. […]
We was contracted to reformulate the strategy of a leading Swiss building supplier in the building shell sector. Organic and inorganic growth goals and the proprietors’ financial goals provided the framework conditions in a challenging market environment. Strategies for four business areas […]
A globally active technology group in machine and equipment manufacture (photovoltaic semi-conductors and optoelectronics) contracted us to develop strategic options to put a halt to the significant decreases in turnover and profit – which were primarily caused by the collapse of the […]
The Financial Services Standards Association (VQF) offers single-source compliance services to financial intermediaries of the Swiss para-banking sector. Helbling developed a collaboration platform for the VQF so it could monitor compliance regulations more easily and transparently. It also implemented a state-of-the-art, process-oriented […]
Fixcontrol GmbH is a start-up. The idea behind the business is to offer a control and time measurement system for various sports that is based on fixed, readable control points and a data logger worn by the athlete. The system’s enhanced flexibility […]
“SecuriFire” is the redundant, modular fire detection system from Securiton. It enables the lightning-fast detection of incipient fires. Helbling developed “SecuriFire Studio”, a modern application that can be used to plan, configure and operate the fire detection system efficiently and at a […]
Helbling remodeled combined commissioning and test equipment for the SecuriWall M3 mobile alarm system from Securiton. The system is used to temporarily monitor large spaces, such as airfields or factory areas. Securiton turned to Helbling with the goal of remodeling the existing […]
One of the goals of energy-efficient building technology is to ensure that rooms are only lighted, ventilated and heated when they are actually occupied. Modern buildings can achieve this through the use of presence detectors. Created by Theben HTS, the market leader […]
The “Daphne Pocket Autorefractor” is an extremely compact, easy-to-use diagnostic tool for the quick, objective measurement of defective vision in the human eye. Helbling developed the entire system most notably the design, implementation of the optical measurement system, the embedded electronics and […]
“PIXIE” is the smallest, fastest and smartest capsule coffee machine on the market. To achieve this superlative, Helbling developed new functions and innovative concepts for the mechanical elements, electronics and hydraulic system, before preparing this marvel of household appliances for series production.
Cherry red, gray and white – black isn’t always a must when it comes to achieving the ultimate coffee experience. The “MINI ME” capsule coffee machine from NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is impressive not only with regard to its fresh design and low […]
Helbling developed a mobile app (iOS and Android) for the service technicians of Nestlé and external supply services. The app makes it easy for technicians to check, service and configure a variety of different beverage machine types on site. It also enables […]
Eco Medics is a Swiss company that has developed a globally unique analytical method and corresponding devices for measuring pulmonary function. Areas of application range from neonatology and sports medicine to routine diagnostics and scientific research. Helbling conceived and developed a user-friendly […]
Helbling used innovative technology to design a motor control board for brushless direct current motors (BLDC motors) for Faulhaber, a traditional family business. Faulhaber’s high-tech miniature and micro drive technology can be found in automated production equipment and robotics, the aerospace industry, […]
Generating power using steam turbines calls for efficient cooling systems that can condense steam after it leaves the turbine. Air-cooled condensers (ACC) are an ideal solution if a dry location or environmental regulations make cooling water unavailable or too costly for a […]
The Vertera 6G cash recycler from Glory Global Solutions represents the state of the art in automated cash recycling. It offers new and improved features, particularly in terms of storage capacity and space requirements. Helbling developed the entire mechanical system for the […]
A thermoelectric generator (TEG) is capable of transforming heat flows into electrical power. Helbling developed a TEG for a diesel-electric locomotive for Bombardier Transportation from start to finish, from the initial product idea through to a demo locomotive on a 1:1 scale. […]
Scientists used to require several pieces of equipment and a multi-step process to purify biomolecules like nucleic acids or proteins. Nowadays, the QIAcube does it all automatically – in one square meter of space. Helbling developed this device for and in collaboration […]
In 2015, BLS AG launched a three-year retrofit project for its 36 NINA multiple units (low-floor commuter trains). These include the optimization of the cooling system for the rooftop power converters in compliance with new requirements. Helbling analyzed the factors that had […]
The follow-up system for a mobile hotplate makes cooking and baking a piece of cake. The hotplate communicates wirelessly with the pot to automatically set the right temperature and perfect cooking time. And that’s not all: if you turn the mobile hotplate […]
Helbling developed an alignment unit for Asitrade (now Bobst Grenchen) that is used on high-performance litho-laminators to precisely align and synchronize preprinted sheets with the continuous corrugated board line. With its revolutionary mechatronic process, the Power Aligner ventures into entirely new dimensions […]
The Interroll Group, one of the world’s leading specialists in intralogistics, offers a series of motor control modules for conveyor roller systems. These can be used to control a variety of EC motors and achieve a wide range of different bus topologies. […]
A manufacturer of home appliances planned to bring an app to market that would allow one of its devices to be controlled via Bluetooth. To achieve this, Helbling developed the lower software layers (API) needed for the connection and data exchange via […]
Based on a pilot and technology study, Helbling developed an innovative flow meter until it was ready for series production. Since the device combines small size with functionality in any position, it can be installed flexibly in a variety of different devices […]
Helbling developed the electronic system as well as the software and hardware for Nespresso’s lightest and most compact coffee machine to date – from the pilot study to large-scale production for the global market. The electronic control system for the “Essenza Mini” […]
With its DW288, Meyer Burger launched the world’s first machine developed exclusively for the purpose of slicing silicon bricks using diamond wire technology. The saw is capable of exploiting the advantages of this pioneering wafer production technique like no other wire saw […]
Cochlear’s Codacs™ implant is the world’s first hearing implant specially developed to treat severe to profound mixed hearing loss. It circumvents both the outer and middle ear to transfer vibrations directly to the fluid within the inner ear (direct acoustic cochlea stimulation […]
Helbling developed the “Professional Beverage Studio” for Nestlé (Nescafé), a modern cloud application designed to telemetrically configure, monitor and maintain machines and devices. The application allows new recipes and coffee creations to be added to several different machines at once, all in […]
The Satin Hair 7 SensoCare Styler from Braun is a straightener that automatically adjusts its temperature during use to protect hair against heat damage. With the risk of damage eliminated, healthy-looking, shiny hair can be crafted into long-lasting hairstyles. Helbling developed the […]
The ANM T30 CR Neurostimulator is the first device developed for treating tinnitus, an ailment that affects 5 to 10 percent of the population to varying degrees. Helbling developed the system from the ground up based on the findings of scientific research […]
Meyer Burger’s fully automated and integrated production line for photovoltaic modules (Integrated Module Line) produces glass/glass modules using state-of-the-art cell interconnection technology. Unlike standard glass/backsheet modules, pioneering glass/glass modules are constructed without an aluminum frame. Instead, a thinner sheet of glass is […]
The innovative Air-On® room air-conditioning unit from the company of the same name combines heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, humidification, dehumidification and air purification functions with state-of-the-art IT. As a result, the unit is able to quickly satisfy the customer’s specific needs while creating […]
The customer contracted us to prepare a commercial due diligence report focused on the markets “high-performing diesel components” and “high-pressure technology”. Targeted growth and the market positioning of the company were the key driving forces.
Gel card technology is used to determine blood type and has become a well-established and widespread standard method. Gel cards on laboratory machines are automatically processed in high throughput applications. Together with a medtech company, Helbling has developed a gel card spinner […]
A fusion caused inconsistent business models and overlap at production locations in the contracting party’s company in machine and equipment construction. The customer contracted us with optimising order processing and performing a post-merger integration.
Elenza, a US medtech firm, has developed the world’s first electronic Autofocal Intraocular Lens (AF-IOL). The “ELENZA Sapphire AutoFocal IOL” is designed to give patients a seamless visual range, providing effective near, intermediate and distance vision after a cataract operation. The technology […]
Surgeons need information about bone quality in order to provide the best possible treatment for femoral neck or vertebral fractures. In the past, they have relied on computed tomography (CT) scans performed prior to the surgical procedure. This kind of imaging, however, […]
The Swiss Federal Act on the Equalization of Persons with Disabilities (BehiG) calls for flush access to public transport so that passengers with disabilities can enter without assistance. To comply with this requirement, Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) raised the platform level of their […]
Working with a blower can be quite disruptive in quiet areas around hospitals or schools, for instance. On an extremely tight deadline, Helbling developed a complete leaf blower for STIHL that operates on battery power, enabling it to be used anywhere, even […]
The goal of the contracting party, a machine and equipment manufacturer, was to double corporate turnover through organic and anorganic growth within a certain time period. We developed an appropriate growth strategy to that end.
Our customer from the financial service sector contracted us to establish a group procurement because its procurement was decentralised. At the same time, we needed to integrate the purchasing activities of the 7 country subsidiaries to reduce procurement costs and optimise processes. […]
An international automotive supplier belonging to tier 1 in the premium segment contracted us to organise new financing for the company as part of a restructuring and growth phase. In addition to an international bank consortium (> EUR 100 million), this concerned […]
As an M&A consultant, we advised and supported WITTE Automotive, an automotive supplier for vehicle access systems, during the execution of the entire sales process. The transaction included both the German production sites in Stromberg in the Rheinland-Palatinate and the hinge production […]
Due to the economic and financial crisis, the turnover of a medium-sized company from the construction supply industry decreased considerably. To counteract this negative trend, this company contracted us to examine the extent to which it could be reorganised and create a […]
We supervised Soho Flordis Group (SFI), a manufacturer of clinically effective natural remedies, during its acquisition of Potter’s Herbals, a leading manufacturer of traditional plant-based medications in Great Britain. The transaction included the portfolio of EQUAZENTM, a nutritional supplement featuring a specific combination […]
The project involved a comprehensive feasible study for the complete renovation of the central workshop for VBZ, including a plan for procurement and disposal as well as various renovation options for the car park. Construction occurred while the company was open for […]
In three subprojects, Helbling analyzed the effect of construction standards on the costs of national road construction. In subproject A, the consequences of standards were analyzed, before the special conditions in Switzerland were analyzed in subproject B. Subproject C analyzed the structure […]
The existing residential care center will be replaced by an optimized facility. In a first stage, the project involves created two nursing care departments with 48 beds, and a 24-bed comprehensive residential section for people suffering from dementia. In a second stage, […]
Helbling is providing quality assurance for the construction of the Vulcano project by the renowned Parisian architect, Dominique Perrault. The project consists of three 80-meter residential towers that house 296 apartments. There is also a hotel with 320 rooms, a spa and […]
The project involved a construction and building analysis of two properties in Adliswil and one property in Nyon. This technical due diligence report provided a foundation for the ongoing use, maintenance and development of the reviewed buildings.
Based on a concept of their own, Helbling developed plans for installing a vapor condenser. The aim was to exploit waste heat from degasser vapors which were then used to heat feedwater. This involved installing a new condenser and associated pipes, instruments […]
The project was for a tenant’s prime office space in a five-story building with 3,000 m² office space. Helbling was responsible for supervising the planning of HVAC, plumbing and building automation. English was the language of choice for communication during the project.
The master project is a pilot project for setting up an overall traffic management system in the Baden-Wettingen region. It comprises 23 local and 8 higher-level projects and involves the realization of a central traffic computer system.
In addition to an energy and process analysis, the primary aim of the project was to identify measures to reduce energy costs and CO² emissions by controlling energy in the new PM7 building. Consultation services were also provided with regard to the […]
The overall Mobilität Thurgau project consists of four subprojects: Bodensee-Thurtalstrasse (BTS) – New federal roadway (highway and road): 1st stage: West Arbon – West Amriswil (12 km) 2nd stage: West Amriswil – East Weinfelden (12 km) 3rd stage: East Weinfelden – Bonau […]
The international leading provider of electrical contacts and connector system solutions has thanks to the PDM solution significantly increased efficiency of their development departments as well as substantially improved the product IP exchange across the multiple development and manufacturing sites (Knowhow, Collaboration, […]
The young and innovative Team of SLIK Architekten GmbH has decided to apply the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform On the Cloud solution for their BIM processes. “By means of our urban development strategies and projects we strive to create aesthetically ambitious and ecologically reasonable […]
Landis+Gyr is global industry leader for integrated Energy Management and Smart Metering Solutions. ENOVIA SmarTeam PDM is the solution for their worldwide Management of Development Data and Electronic Components.
The Racing Team of the Emil Frey Group competes in the „Blancpain GT Endurance Series“ with their Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar and intends to further expand their engagement. The team’s Engineering Department relies on the up-to-date Cloud Platform to massively facilitate collaboration […]
In an investor study contract, the city of Zürich sought a team of bidders that allowed the selection of a project and a financing strategy. Aside from a soccer stadium, also nonprofit housing and an investor project were proposed in Hardturm Park.
Complex renovation and expansion of an archive and library in a landmarked historical building in the inner city of Bern. The envisioned complex structural modification of the historic building occurred during ongoing business while modernizing business processes and services. Helbling assumed the […]
The new Vulcano building project was drafted by the Paris architect, Dominique Perrault, and consisted of three residential towers with 296 apartments, a hotel with 320 rooms, a spa and restaurant, retail areas, a car and bicycle parking area as well as […]
The aim of the master project was to erect a new campus for the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) for the departments of Architecture, Wood and Construction (BFH-AHB), and Technology and Information Science (BFH-TI). The campus offered an optimum infrastructure for […]
Eawag wished to expand and convert its research and laboratory building at its the existing location by adding rooms for test series under stable climatic conditions, and experiments on drinking water with highly specialized laboratory facilities, storage rooms and a roof for […]
The integral management system is a business-specific quality management system which directs essential processes of the Civil Engineering Department. It functions as the key tool for employees in operative organizations in the Civil Engineering Department, thus enhancing project efficiency. Helbling offered the […]
Helbling assumed the responsibility for developing a renovation strategy for the inpatient section of the original main building of the Hirslanden Clinic. The aim was to match the modernized equipment and comfort of the reference building and simultaneously minimize room inaccessibility.
The project involved a market and location analysis as well as the sale of a currently unnecessary business property for Halter Bonbons in Beinwil am See. Helbling accompanied and managed the entire process for the seller.
USM Haller E literally casts a new light on the iconic USM Haller modular furniture system: with almost invisible integrated lighting. Helbling Technik supported USM in an innovation pre-development project to bring about this innovative enhancement of the design classic. The same […]
Helbling was tasked with the total renovation of the energy center at the St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital (8 MW of heat and the 2 MW of steam). A cogeneration plant was planned for generating energy in-house and also providing the hospital with […]
At the Zistersdorf waste incineration plant, Helbling will perform a pinch energy analysis with the aim of identifying additional waste heat and suitable measures for economically exploiting it. In addition, strategies will be identified for relieving the existing re-cooling system in midsummer.
The Flughafen Zürich AG wished to totally renovate its airport water treatment plants for softened and fully desalinated water. Helbling was responsible for planning the comprehensive renovation, including the renovation of various distribution systems. The particular challenge was to carry out renovations […]
The replacement of the Herzogenmühle development in Zürich Schwamendingen is a competition project by Zimmermann Sutter Architekten AG. The project involved replacing a building development from the 1940s in Zürich Schwamendingen. The development area comprises 16,250 m² and included 254 residential units […]
Hunziker + Co AG specializes in producing candy, fruit gummies and instant beverages. This requires a reliable source of steam. Helbling assisted Hunziker + Co AG in planning and realizing a new steam supply system. In line with projected demand, a steam […]
In the context of the WESTRA real estate strategy by SBB Immobilien, Helbling was hired to assess the status quo of construction at the Stadelhofen train station in Zürich. By outsourcing this project, SBB Immobilien ensured a strictly impartial and objective review.
In this project, Helbling represented the contractor in the preliminary study phase for the Department of Transportation of Canton Zürich. For this project, the process for realizing the 19 pending rural routes in the structure plan of Canton Zürich was optimized and […]
The Linth-Limmern pump storage plant is one of the most important hydroelectric expansion projects throughout Switzerland. The 1,000 MW pump storage plant has been operating since 2017. As a contractor representative, Helbling was responsible for a number of subtasks
In this project, Helbling assisted the owner with building renovation in the Bern SBB Wylerpark: This included adapting the tenant’s basic configuration to a desk sharing layout, and an overall renovation of the refrigeration plant (450 kW output). This involved tight control […]
Helbling offered the contractors consulting services ranging from project definition to planning and approval, all the way through realization. This wild animal overpass restores one of the most important North-South connections for wild animals in Switzerland (wild animal corridor AG No. 6) […]
In auditing the railway buildings throughout Switzerland, Helbling assessed the current status of the facilities as well as their maintenance. In addition to updating existing planning figures, the following facilities were reviewed: Railway infrastructure buildings and rooms, transportation and delivery systems, heating, […]
Following the Business Process analysis at this leading household appliance manufacturer, the processes were redefined and ultimately implemented in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform close to standard functionality. Replacing two legacy systems, the entire PDM and CAD data from ideation to production start is […]