Strong infrastructure geared towards the chemical industry

With its deep roots and strong infrastructure, Basel-Landschaft is an important location for the chemical industry.  The industrial area at Schweizerhalle represents the flagship of the sector.

With its deep roots and strong infrastructure, Basel-Landschaft is an important location for the chemical industry

The Swiss chemical industry is a major economic sector with over 29,000 employees. It generates important added value. The roots of the industry are to be found in the Pratteln salt mine which opened in 1837. To this day, salt is being mined in the areas close to the banks of the Rhine river. The chemical industry gave rise to a particular infrastructure, including ports on the Rhine with their hubs for handling dangerous goods, dedicated industrial zones and its dock railway.

Jan Pranger

COO Custom Manufacturing and Head of the Pratteln location, CABB Group

We are very well integrated into an excellent infrastructure with highly skilled professionals. The fact that the authorities work hand in hand with entrepreneurs and companies also speaks for the Basel region.

Daniel Schenk

CEO, vanBaerle Group

vanBaerle’s home has been in the canton of Basel-Landschaft for over 130 years. Our new location in Schweizerhalle is ideal for a specialty chemicals manufacturer. Moreover, transport connections to all carriers are very good here.

Dr. Guido Zimmermann


The professional approach of the regional authorities and their profound knowledge of the chemical/pharmaceuticals industry’s is the Canton Basel-Landschadt for the GETEC PARK.SWISS AG and for the located companies the ideal location.

Dr. Wolfgang Bäcker

Local Head Bayer Crop Science Schweiz AG

The canton of Basel-Landschaft offers a powerful infrastructure for chemical companies, as well as excellently trained specialists.

Industrial flagships

The industrial areas at Schweizerhalle and GETEC PARK.SWISS are the flagships of the Swiss chemical industry, offering fully-fledged infrastructural facilities, from waste water treatment to freeway feeder roads. Both established and up-and-coming chemical players have settled in the immediate vicinity, such as Clariant with sales of over CHF 6 billion and 18,000 employees or newcomer vanBaerle AG with some 120 employees.