During the expansion to Europe in 1952, Dow chose Zurich as the location for its first European sales office. Today, Dow is represented by an ample network of production and sales offices in over 40 countries in the EMEAI region.
In 1974, Dow moved into its headquarters for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in Horgen (Zurich). Since 2014 this region also includes India (EMEAI). As the headquarters, Dow manages all business in the EMEAI region, which includes 14,000 employees. In Horgen itself, there are more than 650 employees in the fields of Business Management, Marketing & Sales, Research & Development and Finance, HR, Law and Communications. Switzerland, with its position in the heart of Europe, is the ideal location for the headquarters of Dow EMEAI because of the efficient infrastructure, stable legal and tax system, highly skilled workforce, and high quality of life.
A total of more than 700 employees from 51 countries work for Dow in Switzerland. In addition to the headquarters in Horgen, the Company has other production and research facilities in Switzerland: The production facility for our ‘Consumer Care’ business Dow Microbial Control in Buchs SG, the technical customer service for applications in our ‘Electronics’ division in Littau LU, and our application development in the automotive sector in Freienbach SZ.
Linked with our passion to make a difference in the world, we value diversity as a source of competitive advantage. We welcome the differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives our employees bring, and rely on those differences to fuel innovation. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base — and invest in each employee’s growth and development as part of Dow's inclusive global community.
Dow Switzerland is among the Top 10 in the national Great Place To Work® competition. In 2015, Dow Switzerland received this coveted award for the second time. This award confirms the valued workplace culture, created jointly by our satisfied, loyal and very motivated employees.