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Full of energy – in Switzerland and Europe

The Axpo Group reliably produces, trades and sells energy for over 3 million people and thousands of companies in Switzerland and over 30 European countries. Over 4500 employees combine the expertise from 100 years of climate-friendly electricity production with innovative power for a sustainable energy future. Axpo is an international leader in energy trading and the development of tailored energy solutions for its customers.

Group structure

The Axpo Group comprises Axpo Holding AG with headquarters in Baden and its subsidiaries Axpo Power AG, Axpo Trading AG, Avectris AG and Centralschweizerischen Kraftwerke AG (CKW). Axpo is wholly owned by the cantons of Northeastern Switzerland.

Axpo Group

Axpo Holding AG carries the strategic responsibility for the Axpo Group and ensures a future-oriented focus. Axpo Holding AG was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Baden. The Axpo Group comprises Axpo Holding AG and its subsidiaries.

Business Area Assets

The Assets business area operates the power plant park (nuclear energy, hydropower, gas, new energies) as well as the Axpo distribution grids. In addition, this area is responsible for the continuous optimisation of the power plant portfolio and targeted investments in new power plant and grid capacities.

Business Area Trading & Sales

The Trading & Sales business area with its international subsidiaries is active in energy trading. This area trades physical energy volumes and energy-related financial products on all the important European energy markets. As a leading, independent provider of origination services, Trading & Sales develops tailored products and energy solutions for its customers – including private consumers, SME’s, major industrial clients, as well as electricity producers, particularly in renewable energies.


The CKW Group is the leading energy services provider of Central Switzerland. The Group comprises seven companies: Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG, Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG, Elektrizitätswerk Schwyz AG, Steiner Energie AG, CKW Conex AG, CKW Fiber Services AG and SicuroCentral AG with their respective subsidiaries. They provide comprehensive services along the entire value chain – from the turbine to the electrical outlet, for private individuals, companies and public authorities. CKW is a subsidiary of the Axpo Group.


Core management and service functions for the Group are bundled in Axpo Services AG. This area includes the responsibilities of the CEO and CFO.


As a full service provider, Avectris AG offers everything involved in the development, implementation and operation of business services, applications and IT infrastructure. Over 200 employees combine IT, industry and process know-how to make Avectris a professional, equitable partner – large enough to guarantee innovation, speed, economies of scale and uncompromising solution competence, and at the same time close enough to the customer to successfully handle individual needs directly and flexibly.

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