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BKW is a company that designs, builds, and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energy for businesses, households, and the public sector. It operates through three segments: Energy, Grid, and Services. The Energy segment builds, operates, and maintains hydroelectric, nuclear, fossil-fuel, and solar power plants, as well as wind farms. It also sells energy, as well as trades in electricity, certificates, and raw materials. The Grid segment builds, operates, and maintains the distribution grid. It transports energy to end customers. The Services segment provides energy services in the fields of building technologies, infrastructure engineering, grids, wind and solar plants, and energy efficiency.

HQBern, CH
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)10,500(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)CHF2.9 B(+9%)
Share Price (Nov 2021)CHF124.2
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at BKW

Suzanne Thoma

Suzanne Thoma

Ronald Trächsel

Ronald Trächsel

Head of Finance and Services/CFO
Roland Küpfer

Roland Küpfer

Head of sector Power Grid
Philipp Hänggi

Philipp Hänggi

Head of Production
Corinne Montandon

Corinne Montandon

Head of the Energy Markets & Group Services division
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BKW Office Locations

BKW has offices in Bern, Bulle, Dübendorf, Grossaffoltern and in 5 other locations
Bern, CH (HQ)
Bulle, CH
Rue de l'Etang
Dübendorf, CH
Grossaffoltern, CH
Ostermundigen, CH
Urdorf, CH
In der Luberzen
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BKW Financials and Metrics

BKW Revenue

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BKW's revenue was reported to be CHF2.94 b in FY, 2020 which is a 8.3% increase from the previous period.

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BKW's current market capitalization is CHF6.6 b.
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BKW Operating Metrics

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3.39 k3.46 k3.16 k

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1.17 k1.22 k849.9

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BKW Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
A1 Elektro AGDecember 06, 2017
antec groupJuly 31, 2015
BKW Energie AG
BKW Grid Switzerland Ltd.
BKW Netzbeteiligung Ltd.
sol-E Suisse AG

BKW Revenue Breakdown

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BKW revenue breakdown by business segment: 45.9% from Services, 16.3% from Grid, 37.8% from Energy and 0.0% from Other

BKW revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 67.6% from Switzerland, 23.9% from Germany and 8.5% from Other

BKW Cybersecurity Score

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BKW Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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BKW Online and Social Media Presence

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BKW News and Updates

BKW posts record operating profit on strong trading, hedging

Swiss utility BKW posted a 10% rise in earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) to CHF 475m (EUR 430m) for 2020, driven by a one-off effect as well as by strong trading results, the Bern-based company said on Tuesday.

BKW again posts record results

The BKW Group has again exceeded the record results of the previous year despite the difficult economic conditions: In the 2020 financial year its revenue grew by 9 percent to CHF 3.1 billion. Operating profit (EBIT) grew by 10 percent to CHF 475 million. Operating net profit rose by 22 percent to C…

Final compensation for the former BKW transmission grid decided

As a result of a legally mandated expropriation, BKW and other former transmission grid owners were obliged to cede their shares of the transmission grid to the national grid company Swissgrid at the beginning of 2013.

Change in the Chair of the BKW Board of Directors

The BKW Board of Directors will propose to the General Meeting on 7 May 2021 that it elect Roger Baillod as Chair. The current Chairman Urs Gasche will be stepping down on that day.

R&P Ruffert GmbH, an engineering company specialising in structural planning, joins BKW Group

The BKW Group continues to expand its engineering network in Germany. At its sites in eastern and western Germany, R&P Ruffert GmbH offers engineering and evaluation services, with a focus primarily on structural planning.

Corinne Montandon to join the BKW Group Executive Board

BKW AG has named Dr. Corinne Montandon as a member of the Group Executive Board as well as Head of the Energy Markets & Group Services division, effective 1 January 2021.

BKW Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BKW founded?

    BKW was founded in 1898.

  • Who are BKW key executives?

    BKW's key executives are Suzanne Thoma, Ronald Trächsel and Roland Küpfer.

  • How many employees does BKW have?

    BKW has 10,500 employees.

  • What is BKW revenue?

    Latest BKW annual revenue is CHF2.9 b.

  • What is BKW revenue per employee?

    Latest BKW revenue per employee is CHF279.6 k.

  • Who are BKW competitors?

    Competitors of BKW include EVN, Statkraft and EnBW.

  • Where is BKW headquarters?

    BKW headquarters is located at Viktoriapl., Bern.

  • Where are BKW offices?

    BKW has offices in Bern, Bulle, Dübendorf, Grossaffoltern and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does BKW have?

    BKW has 9 offices.