Facts and Milestones

Facts and Milestones

NUSSLI stands for rich experiences, bold decisions and valuable insights. But, of course, we also have a few exciting facts and figures. Did you know, for example, that we currently operate from 20 locations around the world and have more than 350,000 seats worldwide? Join us on an exciting tour of our success story.


  • Years of Experience
    Years of Experience
  • Long-Standing Employees
    Long-Standing Employees
  • Branches throughout the World
    Branches throughout the World
  • Projects per Year
    Projects per Year
  • Seats
  • Logistics Bases
    Logistics Bases
  • Production Sites
    Production Sites
  • Awards


What was it like when NUSSLI built the grandstand for the Swiss Federal Wrestling Championships for the first time in the sixties? Some may also remember the first Expo pavilion, with which we marked the beginning of a new series of successes in the year 2000. But let's take it from the top: Our story begins in a carpentry workshop in Hüttwilen and, from there, takes off all over the world...


Founding of the NUSSLI Carpentry Workshop

The carpenter Heini Nüssli founds a carpentry workshop. Soon thereafter, he invents a revolutionary wedge coupler for tubular scaffolding construction.


To the Swiss National Wrestling Festival!

For the first time, NUSSLI builds the grandstand system for the Swiss National Wrestling Festival in Zug. The business in frame scaffolding and assembly flourishes.


Summer Olympics in Munich

Heini Nüssli develops the NUSSLI grandstand for a major contract involving eight competition venues with seating for a total of 30,000 spectators.


16,000 Seats for the Fête des Vignerons

NUSSLI builds a round spectators' arena for the traditional winegrowers' festival which takes place only once every generation in Vevey in western Switzerland.


First Step toward Internationalization

The first branch office outside Switzerland comes into being. But the German NUSSLI branch will not remain the only one for long.


Stage Construction Is a NUSSLI Discipline

A new field of application opens up for system elements. In 1990, NUSSLI builds the 300-meter-long "The Wall" stage for Pink Floyd in Berlin!


Customized Construction on the Rise

Backdrops, pavilions and exhibition stands, which consist only partly or not at all of system components, complete the service portfolio.


NUSSLI Continues to Grow

With the founding of Nüssli (Austria) GmbH, NUSSLI is now also represented in Austria.


Our First World Expo in Hanover

NUSSLI is making headway not only in exhibitions and pavilions: New branch offices crop up in response to international projects. The employee headcount grows.


Expo.02 in Switzerland

Expo.02 was the 6th Swiss national exposition. NUSSLI realized the exhibits for the “Arteplages,” which were constructed on the lake shores of the cities Biel/Bienne, Murten, Neuenburg/Neuchâtel, and Yverdon-les-Bains.

The Monolith, Expo.02

A New Team for "Planning"

Expansion of services to include planning. At the same time, a specialized team is put together for this market niche.


Inaugural Appearance of the NUSSLI Grandstand System.

The new NUSSLI NT Grandstand System was used for the first time at the Olympic Games.

XXVIII. Olympic Games

Expansion into Spain

The founding of the Spanish branch office, NUSSLI España S.A. in Barcelona, goes hand in hand with the takeover of the assets of P.E.A. SL.


Grandstand System for the USA

NUSSLI establishes itself in the USA with the founding of NUSSLI (US) LLC in Mooresville, Indiana. Scaffolding construction is outsourced under the xBau name.


Next Stop: Canada

Expansion continues. NUSSLI Special Events (Canada) Ltd's very first project: the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Olympic Winter Games

NUSSLI in the Persian Gulf

With the founding of NUSSLI Middle East General Contracting LLC, NUSSLI opens a sales office in Abu Dhabi.


London is Olympic

NUSSLI establishes a project office in London for handling various projects for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Coca-Cola «Beatbox»

Another Foothold: Russia

NUSSLI establishes a project office in Adler (Sochi) for the 2014 Olympic Games, and with this comes a branch office in Russia.

A New Branch Office in the Czech Republic

On March 1, 2013, NUSSLI takes over Horizont, a company specializing in exhibition stand construction, and establishes the branch office Nüssli (CZ) spol. s r.o.


Ambrosius Joins NUSSLI

NUSSLI takes over German exhibition stand construction firm Ambrosius with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main in order to intensify exhibition stand construction in Germany.


Largest Tennis Arena in Europe

The temporary tennis arena for the Davis Cup semifinals in Geneva broke all records: with a total of 18,500 spectator seats, it is the largest temporary tennis arena ever.

Davis Cup 2014

20th Openair Frauenfeld

In 2014, Openair Frauenfeld was held for the 20th time. NUSSLI has been there since the inception of this hip hop festival!

Openair Frauenfeld

Nine Pavilions at One Expo

With nine pavilions, NUSSLI realizes more projects than any other service provider at Expo Milano, and for a number of these pavilions, even serves as a turnkey solutions provider.

Swiss Pavilion Expo

25-Year Partnership with Norisring

In the year 1990, NUSSLI provides grandstands, pit lanes, and platforms for the traditional DTM race in Nuremberg for the very first time. Today, NUSSLI realizes 12,000 spectator seats each year.

Norisring DTM Races

75 Years of NUSSLI

NUSSLI celebrates its diamond jubilee! 75 years of passion for temporary structures!


NUSSLI Builds Klagenfurt Arena for the 20th Time

In summer 2016, NUSSLI builds the temporary beach volleyball arena at Lake Wörthersee in Klagenfurt for the 20th time.

Klagenfurt Beachvolley

Event Halls with new NUSSLI Hall Girders

NUSSLI's new hall girders were used for the very first time in the construction of the temporary theater cube in Bern. These new girders make it possible for NUSSLI to construct event halls spanning up to 40 meters without requiring additional supports.

Theater Kubus Bern

A Shared Passion Since 1961

NUSSLI has been a mainstay at the Swiss National Wrestling and Alpine Festival since 1961. In 2016, we will be building the temporary arena for this folk festival for the 20th time.

ESAF 2013

40 Times OpenAir St. Gallen with Event Constructions since the Beginning of NUSSLI

40 times OpenAir St. Gallen. NUSSLI celebrates 40 years of close collaboration with the music festival.

Open Air St. Gallen

Temporary Ice Hockey Arena LHC

To allow the Lausanne Hockey Club’s team to continue training and hosting home games during the two-year construction phase, NUSSLI designed and constructed a temporary ice hockey arena.


Expo Astana 2017

NUSSLI reflects on a successful world exhibition

Media release

Temporary Employee Restaurant for Swiss Re

As an interim solution, NUSSLI built a temporary employee restaurant with a sustainable and modular design for Swiss Re.


Event Hall “Hafen 1”

NUSSLI constructed the new event hall at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg with maximum effort and in record time.


Fête des Vignerons

NUSSLI has now contributed to the success of the great festival for the third time; the other times were in 1977 and 1999.


Swiss Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival

For event contractor NUSSLI, the construction of the gigantic arena also marked an anniversary: This was the 21st time that the company had constructed the core element of the Swiss National Wrestling Festival.


World Expo 2020 Dubai postponed

Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all after a two-thirds majority of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Member States voted in favour of postponing the next World Expo by one year. The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19, and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Website Expo Dubai

Education City Stadium, FIFA World Cup 2022

NUSSLI provided design and build services for full-bowl demountable grandstands in the upper tiers of the stadium.


80 years of NUSSLI

Our journey began 80 years ago. Many years of hard work, development of new systems and cross-border expansion led to international success. It makes us incredibly proud that our event solutions connect spectators, players and organizers and bring emotions to life first hand. #connectingyou

World Expo Dubai

For the World Expo in Dubai, NUSSLI is executing ten country appearances. The project teams have been working on the construction sites of Germany, Monaco, Luxembourg, Japan, China, France, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Austria and Baden-Württemberg since mid-2018.

NUSSLI and the Expo

Interim neighborhood with a new philharmonic hall in the Sendling district

Based on the plans by gmp International, NUSSLI will be realizing the temporary concert hall and three further modules.


Sports and Events Hall at Tillypark

As the general contractor, NUSSLI is responsible for the structural implementation of this major project.


For the 22nd time, NUSSLI builds the arena - the heart of the "Eidgenössisches".

We are celebrating another ESAF summer - and what a summer it will be: The summer of 2022 will be our 22nd ESAF summer! The Swiss Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival (ESAF) is a project that fills us with pride. Since 1961, Switzerland's largest sporting event has been closely linked to NUSSLI company history. For the 22nd time, NUSSLI is building the arena - the heart of the ESAF. Just as the ESAF has grown over the decades as a living cultural asset, we have also grown along with the higher demands for more than 60 years in terms of technology, logistics and concept.

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