Swiss Post to invest in three regional parcel sorting centers

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Switzerland’s national postal operator Swiss Post has unveiled its plans to invest CHF150m (US$155m) in developing three new regional sorting centers in the municipalities of Cadenazzo, Landquart and Vétroz by 2020.

The creation of regional parcel centers will help relieve the pressure on the three existing parcel centers in Daillens, Härkingen and Frauenfeld. Consignments will instead be sorted and delivered in the respective regions without having to transit via the current parcel centers.

The first of the three regional parcel centers will be developed in Cadenazzo on the site of the existing distribution base. An industrial building is planned, with docking stations for lorries and delivery vans as well as a parcel sorting facility. The facility is scheduled to begin operations at the end of 2019.

The Vétroz and Landquart parcel centers are planned for the end of 2020. The current parcel services at the distribution centers located in Bex, Brig and Sion will be brought together under one roof in the parcel center in Vétroz, while the regional parcel center in Landquart will combine the current facilities in Buchs and Landquart. These locations will be designed to accommodate a sorting capacity of 8,000 parcels an hour. All existing staff will be offered roles at the new locations.

July 4, 2017

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