Many companies in Switzerland sell firms, ready for use for foreign investors. They may or may not have had a period of activity. That is why they are subdivided into two categories:
Vintage shelf companies in Switzerland have a reputation because their name has been used in transactions in the past, but their activity stopped for various reasons. Sellers of such companies should guarantee that a vintage company has no liabilities and indebtedness.
Ready-made companies are ready to operate on the market, despite the fact that they have no history. They may be taken 'from the shelf' and used by the future owner.