Our quality of life is closely linked to a functioning infrastructure, comfortable spaces to live in, work and play, all embedded in an intact environment. This is our goal at Basler & Hofmann: we develop pioneering solutions in the areas of construction, mobility, energy, safety and environment. Consulting, planning and engineering.
We like complexity. In cases where different disciplines are required, many conditions need to be met or various interests reconciled, this is where we step in: we work across the borders of the specialist areas, keeping our eye on the big picture while also thinking through solutions to the finest detail; we moderate and mediate. Briefly: we bring our expertise to bear at all levels.
A tailor-made team
The client’s project and the requirements involved are the focus of our organisation. for every assignment we put a tailor-made team together with the corresponding competencies. Project management involves coordinating specialists, managing budgets and deadlines and serving as a central point of contact.
Thinking outside the box
Nowadays, only a few questions can be answered by one single specialist. Basler & Hofmann has specialists from over 30 disciplines working together. We enjoy approaching a problem from various perspectives and call in our colleagues expertise from other areas as required. This approach enables us to ensure that our solutions are resilient and practical.
All project phases
We work on around 600 projects every year. This includes infrastructure projects lasting several years as well as expert evaluations completed in a few days. We supervise projects in all phases, from the first concept ideas through feasibility studies and project planning, to site management. We take on a wide range of mandates, as overall project manager, client supporter or specialist planner within a team.
With head and heart
In our projects, we work with clients, partners and other stakeholders – often very closely and over extended periods. Experience has taught us that good solutions can be found when attention is paid to collaborating on a technical and an interpersonal level. Our obligation is to both the issue at hand and to the people involved – and this is the challenge for our project managers.
Basler & Hofmann is a family owned business that belongs to the Basler and Hofmann families. Members of the two families sit on the Supervisory Boards of the Basler & Hofmann Group and are committed to the legacy of the company’s founders. Their objective is to ensure the company’s long-term well-being.
A sense of obligation to the company
The two shareholder families have laid out their basic understanding in a family charter, with the greatest importance being attached to the long-term competitiveness of the company and job security. The families see themselves as part of the Basler & Hofmann community with its shared values, where cooperative partnership is playing a central role.
Our company was founded in 1963, and its history has been shaped by continuous stable growth. For us, this is not an end in itself, but results from our willingness to respond rapidly to demands from our clients and from society, as well as expanding and renewing our competencies on an ongoing basis. As a family owned business, we have the freedom to invest in the future on a long-term basis.
As a company, we are part of society and as such form and shape it as well – with our work, our social commitment and as an employer.
We are working for the next generation
Our work has a considerable impact on urban spaces and landscapes, and provides the basis for political decisions. The needs of the environment and society are given high priority in all of our projects. We aim to devise solutions that we can pass on to the next generation with a good conscience.
Committed to the sector
As a leading engineering company, we also have a responsibility towards our industry sector. We are involved in sector associations, commissions and technical groups, and nurture the development of junior staff, providing training in a wide range of areas – both in skilled trades and in the academic sector. Many of us also work as lecturers.
Attractive employer for men and women
Society is changing: fathers want to spend more time with their children, whilst mothers seek more managerial responsibility. We want committed employees, and offer a wide range of part-time options up to management level. Naturally, men and women receive the same salary for the same work – this has been confirmed to us by various independent parties.
At a glance
- Date of foundation: 1 January 1963
- 700 employees throughout the Group, of which around 530 in Switzerland
- More than 60 percent of employees have a university degree
- We have specialists from more than 30 different disciplines
- We invest around CHF 1 million in innovation projects every year
- Offices in five countries: Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Singapore
Around 700 employees work within the Basler & Hofmann Group for Swiss and international clients. We promote active exchange of expertise, enabling our clients to benefit from the broad knowledge of the entire Group and the specific market knowledge of our local offices.