Message of the founders

Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of Solar Impulse, welcomes Schindler’s involvement as an important illustration of how forward looking companies are approaching sustainable development.


Andrea Murer
Project Manager Solar Impulse Partnership
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Message of the founders

"Although Solar Impulse transports only one person at a time and Schindler one billion people per day, we actually share the same values and the same research for sustainability and efficiency. This is not simply a new partner of Solar Impulse, it is the proof that global companies are increasingly understanding the enormous potential of Cleantech in industrial and economic development, and in the creation of jobs."

André Borschberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Impulse sees Schindler’s participation as an excellent opportunity for know-how exchange and further development. "With the success of the first prototype, we acquired much experience. Our technology choices were clearly validated. However, to accomplish the round the world, we need to go even further in terms of technology and reliability and we look forward to benefiting from Schindler’s expertise."