20 May 2024

swissQprint sources 70% of its machine parts within 80 km radius

swissQprint sources 70% of its machine parts within 80 km radius.

Doing business in an ecologically sound way is a guiding principle at swissQprint, the Swiss manufacturer of high-quality large format printers.

With a strong focus on regional supply chains, the company strives for production that is as environmentally friendly as possible, while also embracing its corporate social responsibility.

swissQprint sources 70% of its machine parts from suppliers within an 80 km radius, which minimizes CO₂ emissions in the manufacturing process. 3000 parts go into a swissQprint large format printer. A strategy of short delivery distances for their procurement is central to the company’s sustainability policy.

Assembly all in-house

swissQprint develops and builds its printers 100% in-house at headquarters in Kriessern, Switzerland. Machine covers and mechanical parts all come from suppliers within a 10-kilometre radius of Kriessern, reducing the environmental impact and boosting the regional economy. As an example, the massive machine frame is built in a welding shop one floor below in the same headquarters building.

Contributing to the regional economy and social projects

With a major proportion of Swiss companies (80% in total) among its suppliers, swissQprint underlines its commitment to Swiss industry. One of the local suppliers is RHYBOOT, a social economy enterprise that provides living and working spaces for people with disabilities. This partnership exemplifies swissQprint’s endeavours to do business in an ecologically as well as socially sound way.