Ivoclar celebrates its 100-year anniversary – and opens a new head office building

On 16 and 17 June 2023, in an official ceremony, 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 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 has already celebrated its 100-year history with customers at international tradeshows and with continuing education opportunities. In June, there was yet another incredibly emotional 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 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,” said Christoph Zeller during his welcome speech on Friday evening. “Very few companies ever reach their 100th birthday. This makes this milestone an even greater pleasure.”

A new look for the company’s headquarters

This special 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 future be welcomed in the new, cutting-edge facilities of the Ivoclar Academy. In attractive seminar rooms, 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 head office building: 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 – an impressive demonstration of how Ivoclar makes people smile. This experience will initially only be available to course participants.