23.08.2017 - Swiss Post to build three regional parcel centers

(sp) Swiss Post is laying the foundations for the future in parcel processing: by 2020, it will invest about 150 million francs in the construction of three new regional parcel centers in the cantons of Graubünden, Ticino and Valais. In doing so, Swiss Post is responding to the strong growth in online retail and the increased customer demand to receive consignments as quickly as possible.
Swiss Post plans to build three regional parcel centers in Cadenazzo (TI), the Landquart area (GR) and Vétroz (VS) by 2020. The creation of regional parcel centers will help relieve the pressure on the three existing parcel centers in Daillens (VD), Härkingen (SO) and Frauenfeld (TG). Consignments will now be sorted and delivered in the respective regions without having to transit via the current parcel centers. This means that part of the parcel logistics business will be transferred to these regions. Swiss Post’s multimillion-franc investments will generate added value in Graubünden, Ticino and Valais.
The first of the three new 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. This is where all parcels handed in and delivered in the Canton of Ticino will be sorted in future. The facility is scheduled to come into operation at the end of 2019.
In Vétroz and the Landquart area, a further two regional 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 new regional parcel center in Vétroz, while the new regional parcel center in the Landquart area will combine the current facilities in Buchs and Landquart. These locations will be designed to accommodate sorting capacity of 8,000 parcels an hour. All staff will continue to be employed at the new locations, although some of them may have to travel further to work as a result.