Alcosuisse AG

The ethanol specialists

Swiss-quality ethanol for any and every purpose: whether as an ingredient in pharmaceutical or cosmetic products, as a basis for industrial processes, in the production of beverages containing alcohol or in university research, Alcosuisse is the Swiss supplier of ethanol, providing you with the grade exactly tailored to your specific needs.

Alcosuisse combines long tradition and experience with a high level of quality and service.

Alcosuisse is an independent company of Thommen-Furler AG. For over 100 years Alcosuisse has been providing the Swiss economy with high-quality ethanol products. Alcosuisse sells around 500,000 hectolitres of ethanol every year to its customers, which number approximately 2,000.

Alcosuisse sells over 50 different ethanol grades to its customers. The raw products are purchased from across the globe and are carefully checked by an independent, state laboratory before being released for admission to storage and further refinement. The raw products are then subjected to extensive organoleptic testing and assigned accordingly to the corresponding channels for the various Alcosuisse ethanol products. The exact, taste-based assignment of the raw products is crucial for the quality of the end products distributed by Alcosuisse because certain impurities can be detected only by taste. After these analytical and organoleptic procedures, all grades are purified by 5µm filtration. For especially high-quality product grades we can even offer 1µm filtration.

With its elaborate production steps, Alcosuisse is able to stabilise the (sometimes considerable) fluctuations in the quality of a producer's crude ethanol and thus manufacture flawless high-quality ethanol products in GMP quality. As a result, a unique level of consistency in respect of the desired quality and product properties can be guaranteed. Moreover, we can supply all our ethanol grades in combination with our broad range of denaturants. We can also provide various certificates, confirmations and other forms of documentation.

With our extensive and efficient logistics and sales and marketing structure, we are able to respond quickly and flexibly to individual customers' wishes. We can process most orders from our two plants in Delémont (Jura) and Schachen (Lucerne) within 24 hours. This enables our customers to operate with minimal storage periods and employ a just-in-time approach to production scheduling.

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