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Company history of the HELVETING, ALTEN Group

HELVETING grew out of HESS BERATUNG to an independent international expert for Cross Engineering. HELVETING employs today more than 150 passionate engineers and scientists.

HELVETING is a Swiss Engineering Company and member of the ALTEN Group with 28'000 top engineers active worldwide.

Formation by Franz Hess

The company was established in 1982 by Franz Hess as HESS BERATUNGEN. It belonged to Hess FRANCE S.A. which is 100% family-owned. Six companies in France and Switzerland are part of the umbrella organisation with 500 employees in total.

HELVETING growth: 150 engineers and scientists

More than 150 passionately acting engineers and scientists from various disciplines are today part of HELVETING. Our passion is the product and process development, the project management as well as the technology and quality consulting. In these fields, we look for challenges to work hard for innovative and individual solutions for our customers. Reliability in terms of quality, costs and adherence to schedules are natural for us. Our exclusiveness is Cross Engineering. HELVETING engineers think in networks and work interdisciplinary. The utilise synergies. Today, the HELVETING Engineering AG is divided into the five business units Cross Engineering North-West, Cross Engineering South-West, Cross Engineering East, Software Engineering und System Engineering.

The success story of the HELVETING Companies

In the year 2005, the Swiss branch HESS BERATUNGEN was renamed HELVETING and is independent since then. After the opening of a branch in Neuenhof in the Canton of Aargau in 2006, the company’s head quarter was relocated. Up to the present day, the head quarter of HELVETING is based in Hünenberg / Zug.

After a steady increasing of the company’s size, a conversion from Ltd to plc (AG) was a logical consequence. Since 2009, the legal form is HELVETING Engineering AG.

In the following years, more HELVETING locations came into existence. First, the location West in Bern (2010), then the location Ost (East) in Uzwil, in the Canton of St. Gall. A big step was the opening of another HELVETING location in Shanghai, China (2012). Since 2014 the company INTRASOFT AG is an affiliated company. INTRASOFT AG remains an autonomous company in the possession of Ugur Bastas and Franz Hess. Since 2018 is HELVETING part of the ALTEN Group with more than 28'000 Engineers worldwide.

The four representative offices complement the head quarter in Hünenberg optimally. They extend the HELVETING radius and offer our customers the appreciated proximity and flexibility.

Internationally appreciated engineering

The customers of the HELVETING Engineering AG are from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, China and the USA. The executive board of the HELVETING Engineering AG consists today of the CEO and president Ugur Bastas, the CFO Franz Hess and the managing director and vice president Hans-Peter Gemperli.