BVZ Holding
Longer-term annual report concept:
a single theme running through the business

BVZ online annual report

Customer
BVZ Holding AG is a Brig-based listed company that provides regional transport services and adventure travel (including the Matterhorn Gotthard and Gornergrat railways). Added to this are the Matterhorn Täsch Terminal and the Täsch-Zermatt shuttle, the Furka and Oberalp car transport services, freight transport and BVZ’s emerging real estate business.

Customer’s wish
In 2012 BVZ Holding AG was considering changing its reporting to a company rather than a business area basis.

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Approach
After evaluating the pros and cons, Linkgroup’s consultants advised sticking to the existing approach and continuing to report along business area lines. The slogan for the concept of the new annual report was “reduce to the max”. The annual report opens with a different strategic theme each year, which then runs through the rest of the report. For example the first edition of the annual report answered the question of how quickly Zermatt can be reached from cities around Europe. As a component of the annual reporting each year the company issues a corporate portrait taking readers through the many facets of the business and giving inspiring insights into BVZ Holding. The portrait and the annual report itself constitute an integrated whole.

Outcome
An interesting, easily digestible online and print business report giving readers a more in-depth insight into the development of the group’s operations. The accompanying portrait rounds off the reporting and can be used the rest of the year as well. Linkgroup has been a partner to BVZ Holding for many years, and in its capacity as an agency and media services provider has delivered various other projects for the company on a one-stop basis.

Online annual report

  • Print medium
  • Digital solution
  • Cross-media solution
  • Communications consulting
  • Project management
  • Audit/analysis
  • Strategy/concept
  • Corporate identity/​corporate design
  • Photography
  • Communications design
  • Content/editorial
  • Translation management
  • Proofreading
  • Programming
  • Layout/typographic production
  • Image processing
  • Quality management
  • High-end offset printing
  • Postpress
  • Logistics
  • Hosting

BVZ Holding AG

“Linkgroup won our tender with a persuasive concept for a recipient- and user-friendly print and online annual report going under the banner of ‘reduce to the max’. Together with the company portrait developed and produced by Linkgroup, the annual report constitutes an integrated whole within our newly aligned corporate communications. We’re very satisfied with our partnership.”

Fernando Lehner, CEO of Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn/Gornergrat Bahn, Brig