Key events in 2022
Swiss Post has opened two new regional parcel centers in record time: one in Rümlang (Canton of Zurich) and one in Buchs (Canton of Aargau). Thanks to the new centers, parcel processing is now faster and more environmentally friendly. By 2030, Swiss Post will invest some 1.5 billion francs in its sorting and delivery infrastructure, guaranteeing a needs-based, high-quality public service for the general public and companies in Switzerland.
Swiss Post is continuing to develop its range of digital solutions: by taking a majority participation in the software and service provider Groupe T2i, which is well established in Western Switzerland, it now also provides customized, simple and secure digital solutions for French-speaking authorities and companies and has supplemented its existing portfolio.
To expand its expertise in the field of cybersecurity, Swiss Post has acquired a majority stake in Hacknowledge SA, a cybersecurity specialist. The company supports public authorities, SMEs and Swiss Post in identifying and responding to specific cyber threats at an early stage.
Swiss Post is investing around 137 million francs in its largest current construction project: with multistorey extensions, it is expanding the logistics center in Villmergen (Canton of Aargau) to 57,000 square metres and enlarging the much-in-demand and highly automated warehouse space. Swiss Post is therefore meeting the growing demand for all-round logistics solutions for business customers.
Thanks to its majority shareholding in Swiss software company unblu Inc., Swiss Post can now better support Swiss businesses in their digital transformation: companies can use the Unblu platform to exchange information with customers quickly, directly and securely, and to protect sensitive information they send.
Swiss Post has acquired a 75 percent stake in axsana, an operating company for the electronic patient record (EPR), strengthening its position as a technology provider: an important step towards the healthcare system of the future. Swiss Post has also invested in “Cuore – the Swiss health platform”.
To ensure that its branches remain relevant to the Swiss public, Swiss Post is opening up its network to partners. In 2022, it reached milestones in the implementation of its strategy: health insurers Sympany and Assura, Migros Bank and Cornèr Bank as well as SwissCaution moved into branches, where they benefit from a presence at easily accessible locations and maintain personal contact with their customers.
For four weeks, 3,400 ethical hackers put Swiss Post’s e-voting system to the test. The happy outcome: nobody managed to gain access. Swiss Post plans to make the new e-voting system available for use to the first cantons in 2023.
Debit and credit cards have become the most important means of payment – and paying by mobile phone is also increasingly popular. With its new PostFinance Card combined with Debit Mastercard® and the TWINT mobile app, PostFinance is very well positioned for the change.