About us –
The Polygal Team
Polygal AG, a family-owned Swiss company, has been focused on processing natural hydrocolloids for beneficial usage in various industrial applications since it was founded in 1956. Our company is dedicated to a sustainable business, based on values such as partnership and social and environmental responsibility. Polygal stands for high quality, providing solutions, innovation, and reliability. That’s what all Polygal employees in Switzerland as well as in all other locations such as Spain, Pakistan, and China are proud of.
Nature's best, refined with Swiss quality
High-quality standards, interdepartmental quality assurance systems, as well as strict quality control – combined with our extensive experience – ensure that the quality of our products and services is very high, even under difficult conditions.
Innovative for a good reason
Present in cultivation areas
Polygal – a family company with tradition and vision since 1956.
Passion and curiosity, coupled with ongoing research and development, have made us a world leader in the research and utilisation of plant hydrocolloids.
This is what we stand for:
This is what we do
We provide synergies for a wide range of industries thanks to our flexibility and the fact that we have four sites around the world located close to the raw materials. This makes us a true all-rounder and cross-industry partner.
Our products and technical advice allow our customers to get the greatest benefit from the products they purchase from us. With Polygal they have a reliable partner at their side.
Our autonomy is very important to us. We want to remain autonomous and independent in the future too. Doing so will ensure that we can act quickly, flexibly and in a market-oriented manner at all times.
We are proud to be able to offer secure jobs to motivated and responsible employees, and we know that our staff make Polygal what it is today. We offer them the opportunity to receive specialised training for their job. They are actively involved in the company’s goals and decisions. We encourage them to be bold and to bring new ideas into the company.
Our corporate strategy includes sustainable management in all areas. We are committed economically, ecologically as well as socially. By delivering profit-oriented business results, we can maintain our independence, offer people meaningful work, support sustainability projects and integrate them into our business.
Our decision makers
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Urs Peter Pelzmann
Director Marketing & Sales
Dr. Francesca Paganelli
Chief Technology Officer
The Sales Team
Global Division Manager Textile, Personal Care, Pharma & Special Applications
Global Division Manager Food
Sales Pharmaceutical Applications
Marketing & Sales Support Food and Personal Care
We know that good diversity in corporate culture only delivers positive economic and social results.
People from different countries of origin with different backgrounds work at four different locations. We can make ideal use of the linguistic diversity that our company brings with it.
Due to the cultural backgrounds of our employees, we can respond very well to the different demands and needs of our international customers and target groups.
We live an appreciative corporate culture that excludes no one, offers opportunities and creates a harmonious working environment.
Well maintained partnerships are one of the most important values at Polygal.
We can proudly look back on many years of transparent business relationships based on honesty and trust.
We do not see our agents, distributors or customers as pure business partners, but as friends, knowledge sharers and innovation partners. Because it is only by joining forces that we can take our customers› products to the next level and further develop our company in a future-oriented and needs-oriented manner.
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Your career at Polygal
Working at Polygal means belonging to a team that stands up for each other and looks to the future together. We are innovative minds with big visions. Hydrocolloids are our passion. Regardless of whether you see yourself in R&D, marketing and sales or production, we offer interesting positions in every area with global activities.