At KERN Tunneltechnik, a proud member of the PERI Group, we embody a vision that sets us apart in the tunnelling infrastructure industry. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in the Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland, we have dedicated ourselves to becoming the foremost provider of advanced machinery and engineering solutions.


Our mission is to lead the way as the single solution provider in the underground infrastructure industry, driven by our foundational values of competence and innovation. Our international presence and the successful completion of numerous major projects are a testament to our capability to revolutionize the market for formworks and tunnelling machines.



Our expertise in engineering propels us forward, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to offer a diverse range of tailor-made products and services. From fully automated formwork and logistics systems to backup equipment and special service machinery, our portfolio is designed to cover the entire lifecycle of a project. This includes design, production, on-site installation, and project supervision.


From the initial concept to the installation of complete system, our team of experts ensures that machines are developed to meet the highest industry standards. In a market that demands continuous improvement, KERN Tunneltechnik stands committed to delivering products and services that not only meet but exceed customer expectations.

Recognizing the importance of digitalization, KERN is at the forefront of introducing smart tunnel construction technologies. Our focus on process simulation and system automation ensures that we can predict, plan, and execute projects with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency. Additionally, our commitment to off-site training empowers our workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with these technologies effectively, setting new benchmarks in the infrastructure.

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Pressure of fresh concrete DIN 18218:2010-01


The assembly and customer service departments, existing for more than 15 years in the branch, have been improved with additional teams, reaching a total of more than 90 specialized technicians. Thanks to its experience, the company is a leading supplier of integrated technical solutions for tunnelling. The personnel is constantly trained and kept updated on current regulations, safety and work method  statement.

On demand we can assume the responsibility for the machines and the technical issues. For the entire works we can provide leading personnel or the complete working team. For the simulations, the technical process and the preparation, our service makes use of the experience we gained on large number of projects. A detailed risk assessment is a major part of the service.


Due to our experience Kern Tunneltechnik SA is able to provide the complete preassembly and inspection and test plan when required by the customer. We are able to plan the complete assembly and personnel training for our machine. A detailed Work Method Statement is developed and agreed with the jobsite previous assembly operations. This leads to have a smooth work without issues and ensures the highest levels in terms of Health and Safety.
Kern Tunneltechnik provides a full service for the assembly which includes:

- Specialized technicians
- Lifting devices
- Assembly tools
- Local Certifications


Tunnelling industry requirements have been increased significantly in recent years: the market demands continuous quality improvement regarding processes and products. The documentation of the production processes plays an increasingly important role on the traceability of products and their components. Quality assurance is therefore a vital part in a company.

Kern Tunneltechnik SA is committed to process all activities and operations in a manner which provides to our customer with a product and service which satisfies their requirements and is “fit for purpose” according to project expetations in terms of quality, cost and reliability.

During the last years Kern Tunneltechnik SA has become one of the main international industrial companies on test automation and quality assurance, able to combine customized products in line with current standards.

Quality Management ISO 9001:2015 - Download

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