Swiss Post has strengthened its network in Germany by acquiring two transportation specialists at the beginning of the year.
On January 1, 2023, it acquired the forwarding company Gaiser, based in Rielasingen-Worblingen, including its Swiss subsidiary based in Ramsen in the Canton of Schaffhausen. Founded in 1964, the company has 61 employees and focuses on providing cross-border transportation services between Germany and Switzerland.
Swiss Post also acquired Spedition Nolden, based in Kerpen-Türnich near Cologne, on the same date. Founded in 1890, the company has 50 employees and provides transportation services throughout Europe with its fleet of around 60 vehicles. By strengthening its portfolio, Swiss Post will be able to provide Swiss companies with even more comprehensive logistics solutions.
Johannes Cramer, head of logistics services and member of executive management at Swiss Post, said, “Germany is the most important trading partner for many Swiss companies of all sizes. They’re reliant on seamless supply chains to help them to ship products to customers quickly and easily. It’s precisely these supply chains that we’re strengthening by acquiring the two forwarding businesses. This will, in turn, allow companies to focus on their core business. And Swiss Post will ensure the goods are transported from A to B on time.”
Swiss Post will integrate the German part of Gaiser and Spedition Nolden into the transportation company Bächle Logistics based in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. Bächle Logistics has been under Swiss Post’s ownership since 2018.