1971 Waadt; Label OEV for USM Haller modular furniture system – Award for ecological and innovative product design .
1973 New York; Design in Steel Award for USM Haller – Best Design Furniture and Furnishings; American Iron and Steel Institute.
1984 Montreux; Montreux International Symposium Ergodesign 84 – Ergonomics, Industrial Design and Manufacturing. The Video Display Terminal workstation and its environment.
1986 Interlaken; Special award by the Association of Swiss Architects (BSA) to Paul Schärer on the occasion of its AGM in Interlaken for promoting industrial architecture.
1989 Bern; ATU Award (Bern culture prize for architecture, technology and environment) – awarded to USM’s operational unit in Münsingen.
1990 Hannover, Constructa-Preis ‚90, European prize for industrial architecture, award for exemplary industrial architecture for the USM’s operational unit in Münsingen
1991 Hannover, ”Industrial Design Forum” iF good design award for USM Display
1993 Elchingen/Ulm, Busse Longlife Design Award
1995 Hannover; ”Industrial Design Forum” – iF good design certificate for USM Inos.
1999 Japan; ”Good Design Award 1999” – Gold award for USM eleven22
Chicago; “Good Design Award 1999“ for USM eleven22.
2000 Hannover; ”iF Produkt Design Award” – Quality mark for outstanding product quality, awarded by the ”Industrial Design Forum” for USM eleven22.
2001 New York; MoMA Award – The USM Haller system is included in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
2003 Zürich, nomination for B.E.S.T. (Brand Excellence Swiss Trophy) in the tradition category as a brand that has for decades helped shape the image of Switzerland