Anniversary celebration of the SNV with general assembly
100 years and not a bit tired
To celebrate our 100th birthday in 2019, we tell you here month after month what we have experienced in our 100 years and inform you when and where we celebrate our birthday.
Reserve both dates of our two events now! We are looking forward to celebrate with you.
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23 mai 2019
25 september 2019
Standards experts Event
1940–1950: the world is crying out for standards
The need for uniform standards for the purpose of rationalization and industrialization is increasing all around the world. International trade and communication can only be accelerated and made more cost-effective with the help of common minimum requirements. The Second World War interrupts some of the ongoing efforts to establish international standards, however. After the end of the war, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded in London in October 1946. In story No. 4, you learn what role Switzerland played in the founding of the ISO. You can win SBB e-vouchers in the monthly competition.More information
1930–1940: The success story of Swiss social partnership – cooperation, not conflict
The peace treaty in the Swiss metal and mechanical engineering industry was signed in 1937. Its aim was to secure industrial peace in Switzerland and, in subsequent decades, it would make a significant contribution to securing sustainable and positive economic growth in the country. Immerse yourself in the 1930s through historical images and films, and with some calculation skills you could win a gift card from Mövenpick Wine in our monthly competition.More information
The roaring 20s: exuberant, fast-paced and incredibly innovative
To this day, the Roaring Twenties epitomise pleasure and lust for life. But the 20s were not only fast-paced, accompanied by a beguiling trumpet music – they were also a decade of remarkable invention. Take a journey back in time to this fascinating era with our image series and find out about the important role standards play for inventions. You can also take part in our competition again this month for a chance to win some great prizes.More information
An old lady with modern thoughts
Do you want to find out how the SNV came about? We enjoyed a fascinating dialogue with Dr Hans Zürrer, who was Director of the SNV from 1987 to 1999. You will also find out why we use DIN A4 paper here in Switzerland, and how the different formats measure up against each other. Would you like to celebrate our birthday with us? Take part in our monthly competition for a chance to win some great prizes.More information