TNT Swiss Post GmbH (TNT Swiss Post), the joint venture between TNT Express and Post CH AG, opens a new headquarters and ground operations center in Oftringen, Canton Aargau. Formerly based in Buchs AG, the new premises allow TNT Swiss Post to improve the services to our customers and to meet the growing demand in the express transportation industry. The state-of-the-art technology and facilities as well as the enhanced processes triple the sortation capacity.
“We are very pleased to be able to open our new facility in Oftringen in these demanding times as planned. We now have the scale, the intra-European connectivity and the latest technology to deliver outstanding services to our customers in the region and abroad,” said Ron Willemsen, Managing Director Switzerland & Austria. “This new center also reflects our commitment to economic growth and development in Switzerland and across Europe.”
Key elements of the new premises
To improve our carbon footprint, TNT Swiss Post worked closely with the construction company to ensure environmentally friendly elements were implemented. The facility features a district heating system, roof greening for better insulation, and sound insulation made from recycled materials.
Centrally located in Switzerland, the new headquarters are close to the intersection of three main highways, giving TNT Swiss Post fast access to all our national and international routes. In the warehouse, height adjustable sorting systems and platforms, automated pallet trails, and daylight friendly spaces improve the health and safety standards for the team members.
Our new premises in the economic context
The current pandemic has slowed down economic activities, not only in Switzerland but globally. However, according to the Swiss e-commerce report 2020*, e-commerce in Switzerland is predicted to grow between 22% and 30% in 2020 compared to 2019. The demand for fast shipping solutions is increasing and the new premises allow for future expansions to meet our customers’ demands.
Switzerland is an important market for the company. TNT Swiss Post, as part of the FedEx Express network, is offering a broad portfolio of time-definite express services including next-day-delivery to the US, delivery to over 50,000 postal code areas across Europe, and door-to-door shipping within Switzerland.
TNT Swiss Post is the continuation of the successful joint venture between TNT Express and Post CH, AG, and consists of TNT Swiss Post and FedEx Express Switzerland Sárl. Since FedEx has acquired TNT, the joint venture benefits from the international network of FedEx as well as the unmatched European road network of TNT on one hand. On the other hand, the company is able to use the tight network of Swiss Post and its competency as key player in the Swiss logistics market. As of now, the headquarters are located in Oftringen AG with branch offices in Basel, Geneva and Balerna.
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