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Our focus.

Innovative and professional

Innovative and professional

We focus on the result. As an innovative, responsible company, we are obliged to think and act with foresight. Only in this way can undeveloped land be transformed into flourishing residential districts, plans into worthwhile investments and projects into satisfied customers.

We focus on the future. We are a leading company for all services in the fields of development, realisation and modernisation of all types of real estate. To ensure that we remain so, we take care of all our tasks with great passion and responsibility towards both people and the environment.

We focus on you. By putting our entrepreneurial thinking into practice and adopting a personal approach to everyone we work with, we ensure that everything takes place as agreed and on schedule, from the development of the empty field to the handover of the finished property.

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Become part of the WSG team.

Become part of the WSG team.

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History.

Sustainability is in our DNA

Sustainability is in our DNA

The company W. Schmid & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft AG was established by Walter Schmid in Glattbrugg in 1966. Initially, the construction firm concentrated on road building and underground engineering. Gradually, however, the focus shifted towards above-ground structures, in particular apartment construction. When the company began not only taking care of the construction work but also doing the fit-out with painter and decorators, floorers and kitchen installers, the general contractor was born. It now offered everything from a single source, ready for occupation and at a fixed price.

Given its location in the immediate vicinity of the airport, many of W. Schmid AG’s orders and customers came the airport region around Kloten. Swissair was a regular customer, as were the local hotel chains with their airport hotels. These projects also formed the basis of the company’s first large-scale development activities. Underused car parks in the vicinity of the airport were transformed into hotels with an international flair and works yards became modern business centres. As you can see, our motto of “Seeing what will be” has been with us from the very start.

The topic of sustainability is also in the company’s DNA. It completed its first solar façade in 1988 and its first Minergie-certified apartment building in 1998. The final milestone was the world’s first energy-self-sufficient apartment building, which is completely independent of the electricity grid, supplying its own electricity via a photovoltaic façade. You can read more about this in the section on sustainability.

In 2012, the company founder then arranged for the business to be handed over to the next generation. This laid the foundations for the firm to continue operating as an owner-managed SME that always puts customer needs first.

1966

Establishment of W.S. + Co.

1985

First orders as a general contractor specialising in apartment construction

1991

25-year anniversary, number of employees exceeds 120

2001

Certification according to ISO 9001

2004

First large order for over 200 apartments

2012

Solution for Walter Schmid’s succession

2017

Takeover of the general contractor Glanzmann Basel

2019

Sale of the construction company to Feldmann AG

2021

W. Schmid AG rebranded to become WSG

An overview over our customers.

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Management

Owner-run SME for more than 55 years

Owner-run SME for more than 55 years

mmettauer

M. Mettauer

CEO

mbuechli

M. Bucheli

CFO

ustreckeisen

U. Streckeisen

Managing Director Zurich

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J. Zophoniasson

Managing Director Basel

lfuchs

L. Fuchs

Head of Engineering

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U. Blessing

Head of Development