25 years of green.ch

Our milestones

In 25 years, we have grown from a start-up into an established ICT company serving 100,000 customers. As a provider, host, and data center operator, we have already notched up many milestones:

 

  • 17.09.2019 - Inauguration Zurich West 3

    The new high-performance data center is splendidly opened together with representatives from politics, customers and employees.


  • Inauguration Zurich West 3
  • 2019

    Roger Süess becomes CEO

    Frank Boller hands over operative management of the green.ch Group to Roger Süess as of July 1, 2019.

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  • CEO green.ch
  • 2018

    Sept.14, 2018 – Cornerstone ceremony

    Representatives from the realms of politics and business joined Green and its employees to celebrate the laying of the cornerstone for the new data center Zürich-West 3.

  • Grundsteinlegung
  • August 22, 2018 – Groundbreaking ceremony

    Ground has been broken for the new high-performance data center. The first customers will move in as soon as mid-2019.

  • Spatenstich
  • New owner

    green.ch AG and Green Datacenter AG are being acquired by InfraVia Capital Partners, an independent European investment company specialized in the infrastructure sector. The new owner reinforces our growth course and we will continue to invest in our infrastructures and services.

  • 2017

    Data center goes virtual

    New: All IT resources at green.ch are now available as flexible cloud services. The virtual datacenter is open.

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  • Virtual Datacenter VDC
  • 2016

    Relocation

    The InnovationTower will become the company’s new headquarter. Our vision of not only backing up data in Lupfig, in Aargau, but also creating jobs at this location, has now been achieved.

  • Relocation green.ch
  • green.ch expands

    The green.ch Group takes over the high-security data center belonging to insurance company Zurich Versicherung in order to further extend its data center capacity.

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  • green.ch expands
  • 2016

    Frank Boller becomes CEO

    Franz Grüter hands over operative management of the green.ch Group to Frank Boller as of January 1, 2016.

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  • Green Datacenter AG
  • 2015

    green.ch is twenty years old

    We celebrate our 20th anniversary, and thank you for putting your trust in us.

  • 2014

    Largest Swiss data center

    After opening the second tract at the data center, we now run the largest commercial data center in Switzerland.

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  • Green Datacenter AG
  • Entry into the cloud business

    We offer the first virtual server running on Microsoft Hyper-V©.

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  • 2013

    greenMulti in 200 branches

    Our cost-effective package, with Internet, landline, and digital TV, is now available at branches of Fust and Interdiscount.

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  • greenMulti
  • Excellent energy efficiency

    The Swiss Federal Office of Energy has awarded our data center the Prix Watt d’Or for its exemplary level of energy efficiency.

  • Excellent energy efficiency
  • 2012

    A favorite on the Swiss ICT scene

    We receive the Swiss ICT Public Award.

  • Take-over of hosting company Genotec

    We expand our hosting activities and invest in new hosting infrastructure.

  • Official recognition from the data center industry

    Our data center is nominated as a finalist in the data center industry EMEA Awards.
     

    data center industry EMEA Awards
  • 2011

    Inauguration of the fourth and most modern data center

    800 guests celebrate the opening of our latest Tier III data center.

  • opening
  • 2010

    Surfing gets even faster

    The new fiber optic Internet subscriptions are available. Our first customer in Basel enjoys 20,000 kbit/s of bandwidth.

  • SSurfing gets even faster
  • greenTV launched

    We offer digital TV with 50 channels, live pause, and recording function for the first time.

  • Certified information security

    Our services are now certified, nationally and internationally, according to ISO 27001.
     

  • Site decision and groundbreaking ceremony

    After two years of planning, we start construction of our fourth data center, in Lupfig. Investment in the data center and our new office space will run to over 150 million Swiss francs in total.

  • Site decision and groundbreaking ceremony
  • 2008

    New ownership structure

    ICT service provider TIC acquires green.ch AG and amalgamates the two companies. The Altice Group becomes the majority shareholder. Business continues to be run under the green.ch brand.

  • New ownership structure
  • 2006

    Expansion of the corporate network offering

    We extend our national network, start operating a fiber optic cable to China, and establish a subsidiary in Hong Kong.

  • 2002

    First data center

    Our first data center starts operations. This leads to an expansion in our hosting services, with server housing being added as a new service.

  • 2001

    agri.ch becomes green.ch

    Cable & Wireless retains the rights to the name agri.ch. Referencing the brand’s origin, the company is renamed green.ch.
     

    agri.ch becomes green.ch
  • agri.ch returns to Swiss ownership

    Guido Honegger, founding member of agri.ch and former Swiss managing director of Cable & Wireless, buys back the Swiss business of Cable & Wireless.

  • Broadband Internet becomes a reality

    We sell the first ADSL subscription with 2,048 kbit/s of bandwidth. The dial-up subscription age is over.

  • Broadband Internet becomes a reality
  • 1999

    Sale to Cable & Wireless

    The Swiss Farmers’ Union sells agri.ch to British technology group Cable & Wireless

  • 1998

    Entry in the commercial register

    Agri.ch is entered as a corporation in the commercial register.

  • 1995

    Formation of agri.ch

    The Swiss Farmers’ Union founds agri.ch. Our first product, a 19-Swiss franc "surfing subscription", takes the market by storm. We are the first provider to offer surfing at local rates. In the same year, we launch our first web hosting service.

    Our hardware soon finds a home in the many Swiss Farmers’ Union offices, creating a dense network of Internet dial-up nodes.