APPENZELL, SWITZERLAND — SWISCA has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 14,644 square meters of developed land in Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, for its headquarters.

In the coming years, SWISCA said 200 jobs will be created at the new headquarters in the region.

“The commitment of Herisau and the cooperation with the economic development of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden convinced us that new technologies, innovation and growth are supported here,” said Heinz Brand, founder and chief executive officer of SWISCA. “The decision to locate our headquarters here reflects not only our expansion plans, but also our confidence in the future viability of the region.”

Glen Aggeler, who is responsible for marketing and selling the land for the city of Herisau, said with SWISCA, it has found a partner that fits with its economic and social development.

SWISCA currently employs approximately 75 people. After the completion of the new production and development site with a training center and laboratory in Herisau, 200 employees will be working at this location alone.

Through growth and innovation, the company said it strives to be the technological leader in flour milling.

Since 2018, the company has patented more than a dozen inventions. It was awarded the “Best of Show Award” at the IAOM International Milling Exhibition in the United States in 2021 and 2024.

“The construction of the new headquarters will give us the space we need to further develop our innovative technologies,” Brand said.

The company plans to intensify its expansion plans and continue to pave the way for new solutions in the industry.

SWISCA develops process equipment, weighing systems and automation solutions. It is focused on creating the next generation of energy efficient and safe food processing plants.