EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - Switzerland

Sigvaris Group

A long-term outlook has seen Sigvaris through 150 years of growth and success.

We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for Switzerland:

Stefan Ganzoni – Owner, Sigvaris Group
Christian Ganzoni – Owner, Sigvaris Group

Family Business award winner Switzerland

When Sigvaris was founded by Moritz Ganzoni-Sträuli in 1864, it was a small haberdashery, employing just one other person. Today, it’s the world leader in the manufacturing of compression stockings with more than 1,600 employees and a reputation for innovation and quality.

Throughout Sigvaris’s 150-year of history, the company has always remained a 100% family-owned business. There are currently three generations of the family working for the company with Stefan and Christian representing the fourth and fifth generations. Stefan explains that it is their family values of, “long-term orientation and a sound financial background” that have contributed to their success.

The company continues to innovate and grow, keeping to its motto of, “Every day a step further.” Stefan and Christian have overseen Sigvaris’s transformation from two companies to a holding group with 19 companies. They have expanded their product line from medical compression stockings to well-being and sports, and now produce nine million stockings a year, with customers in more than 70 countries around the world.

Congratulations to all winners

We are proud to feature the stories and recognize the outstanding achievements of these remarkable women and men in pursuing their ambitions and building a long-term, intergenerational legacy. Read more about this year’s winners in the EY Family Business Award of Excellence brochure.


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