The grand opening of the new head office building at the Ivoclar headquarters in Liechtenstein and a family day were the latest highlights in the Ivoclar Group’s 100-year anniversary festivities.
Ivoclar has come a long way since the dental company first opened its doors 100 years ago. Now the company has opened the doors on a new office complex at its headquarters in Liechenstein. The grand opening of the new head office building at the Ivoclar headquarters on June 16-17 was part of a 2-day celebration that included a family day as part of the highlights in the celebrations to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Ivoclar Group.
A century full of innovation has come to an end, and a new era has begun. Founded in 1923 in Zurich, what was once a tooth factory is now a leading supplier of integrated system solutions for premium quality dental applications. In 2023, its centenary year, Ivoclar celebrated its 100-year history with customers at international tradeshows and with continuing education opportunities.
This month there was yet another memorable moment–particularly for the Zellers, a family of entrepreneurs who have been a part of the company's story for many years. During an official ceremony with over 200 specially invited guests from across the globe, a century of innovations that revolutionized the dental industry was honored and celebrated with the future in mind. “It is a great privilege on a very special occasion to be able to look back on 100 years of company history and on a century full of innovation,” Christoph Zeller says. “Very few companies ever reach their 100th birthday. This makes this milestone an even greater pleasure.”
CEO Markus Heinz was also suitably moved, stating in a company press release: “A meaningful role with global importance in the health sector, the exceptional power of innovation of Ivoclar, the long-term perspective of a family business and the genuine interest that Ivoclar takes in people–particularly of course in its own employees and customers–have all contributed to our success over the course of 100 years of history.”
A New Look for the Company’s Headquarters
This celebration was also the perfect setting for the grand opening of the new head office building at Ivoclar’s headquarters in Liechtenstein, duly attended by the Hereditary Prince and Hereditary Princess of the House of Liechtenstein as well as national representatives and representatives of Schaan municipal council. Measuring 16,350 square meters, this state-of-the-art administration hub, visitor center, and training campus provides professional working spaces based on the latest research as well as a company restaurant. What's more, customers from all over the world will in the future be welcomed in the new, cutting-edge facilities of the Ivoclar Academy. Ivoclar will present a choice of continuing education opportunities for interested dental experts in a range of technical topics. In the replica clinical practice, speakers will demonstrate a variety of workflows, and the facilities will also allow the tested approaches to be performed on dental simulators.
The new “Ivoclar Experience” will also be part of the new facility. In the future, visitors with and without a dental background will be able to explore the interactive dental experience and learn about certain special aspects of esthetic dentistry in a demonstration of how Ivoclar makes people smile. This experience will initially only be available to course participants.
International Ivoclar Family Day
“This anniversary would not have been possible without the thousands of employees who dedicate their time to our company today and who have done so over the last 100 years,” says Christina Zeller, wife of Christoph Zeller and member of the Supervisory Board of the Ivoclar Group.
To show its appreciation, the company thanked all 950 employees at the company headquarters in Liechtenstein and their families the following day with joyful activities at the Ivoclar Family Day. This summer, some 3,700 employees in the 56 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide will celebrate local family days–as a token of appreciation for the contribution that each and every one of them has made during a century of innovation from Ivoclar, the company states.