Founded in 2002, Milus International is springing up from the
ashes of its predecessor Montres Milus Paul Junod, a company
with 80 years of history.
Milus International occupies the three-story former head office
building of Montres Milus Paul Junod. Built in the 1960's, the
interior has been renovated and now sports hardwood floors along
with walls and furnishings in black and white giving the place
a stylish modernistic look.
CEO Jan Edoecs and Marketing Director Barbara Sieber show me
around and answer questions. Milus is Greek for "windmill".
Re-launching a company has to be a formidable task but the foundation
of its predecessor along with backing from Peace-Mark Group,
a Hong Kong firm, makes it an intriguing challenge.
Nine people work here. No smoking is allowed--though you can
in the breakroom, there's no formal dress code and plenty of
parking for employees. Located in a mixed-use area, it's a 10-minute
walk to Bienne's city center and a 10-minute drive to the nearest
CEO Edoecs wants to be accessible and close to the action which
explains his office next to the reception counter. Sparsely furnished
(the modernistic look) with a hardwood floor, I note the laptop
and his unexciting view of traffic passing by the building. He's
wearing not one, but two Milus watches.