Swiss Post to rapidly expand parcel volume capacity

Thanks to a solid trend of growth in parcel volumes, Swiss Post will have opened 15 new regional parcel sorting centres by 2030.

The SFR1.2 billion investment has already begun with four new sites in operation at Cadenazzo, Vétroz, Ostermundigen and Untervaz. At the same time, five new parcel sorting centres are at planning stage.

In recent years there has been a boom in demand for parcels in Switzerland. Annual volume growth rates sat at 5-7% annually until the pandemic influenced a 23% year on year jump in 2020. At the same time, letter volumes have fallen by over 40% since 2002.

Johannes Cramer, Head of Logistics Services at Swiss Post, summarised the company’s plans for future development: ‘We want to provide a first-class public service in the long term. To this end, we are investing heavily in infrastructure: with around CHF 1.2 billion, we are expanding our parcel plants and doubling our sorting capacities by 2030.’