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More than 60 international sports organizations are headquartered in the canton of Vaud, making it the undisputed nerve center of world sport. Cutting-edge scientific and technological research institutions and an environment encouraging innovative business ventures make the region an ideal hub for the global sports industry.

One business leader who credits his company’s recent successes to the many opportunities on offer in Switzerland is Josep Castellet, General Manager of Pomoca. The company is located just outside Lausanne and enjoys one-third of the global market share for skins used in backcountry skiing. 

One business magazine recently ranked Pomoca as one of the 10 most innovative and successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Lake Geneva region.

Founded in the 1930s, the Italian group Oberalp bought the company in 2011 and modernized and restructured it like a startup.

Pomoca was forced to consider relocating abroad due to a strong Swiss Franc. 

“While looking at options in other countries, we quickly realized that Switzerland’s political stability, its incentives for innovation, and the potential for talent attraction are unrivaled,” 

Castellet said, explaining why the company stayed in Vaud. 

In addition, we received significant support through funds from Innosuisse and SPEI, which helped us maintain and increase our production and improve the features of our products.

Manoj Thacker


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