Investment in parcel logistics
Regions are important: Swiss Post builds parcel centers
parcels were delivered by Swiss Post in 2017. This is equivalent to growth of around 6.2 percent compared to 2016.
of parcels today are Priority parcels. 15 years ago, only every fifth parcel was a Priority parcel.
By 2020, Swiss Post will invest around 150 million francs in the construction of three regional parcel centers, laying the foundations for the future in parcel processing. At the same time, this is Swiss Post’s response to two of the key challenges in the parcel market: the growth in parcel volumes and the rising demand for Priority parcels.
Swiss Post will build regional parcel centers in Cadenazzo (TI), Untervaz (GR) and Vétroz (VS) by 2020. The three new centers represent a useful expansion of the logistics network and will help relieve the pressure on the three existing parcel centers in Daillens (VD), Härkingen (SO) and Frauenfeld (TG). Parcels will in future be sorted and delivered in the same region where they are posted, doing away with their current routing through the large parcel centers.
Swiss Post invests in Ticino, Graubünden and Valais
The first regional parcel center is being developed in Cadenazzo. An industrial building is planned, with docking stations for lorries and delivery vans, as well as a sorting facility for parcels. The facility is scheduled to come into operation at the end of 2019. Swiss Post is working to complete the planned parcel centers in Vétroz and Untervaz by the end of 2020. The three locations will be designed to accommodate sorting capacity of 8,000 parcels an hour.
Commitment to the regions
Swiss Post is reacting to the strong growth in the parcel market by constructing the three regional parcel centers. This not only creates new sorting capacities, it also demonstrates Swiss Post’s commitment to the regions by securing jobs and increasing regional added value.