TNT Swiss Post GmbH (TNT Swiss Post), the joint venture between TNT Express and Post CH AG, has opened a new headquarters and ground operations centre in Oftringen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland. Formerly based in Buchs AG, the new premises allow TNT Swiss Post to meet the growing demand in the express transportation industry.
Centrally located in Switzerland, the new headquarters are close to the intersection of three main highways, giving TNT Swiss Post fast access to all national and international routes. The facility is over 23,500 sq m with sortation capacity of 4,500 pieces/hour (previously 1,500) and 350 employees. The new technology and facilities have tripled the sortation capacity. In the 5,800 sq m warehouse, there is height adjustable sorting systems and platforms, automated pallet trails, and daylight friendly spaces improve the health and safety standards for the team members.
To improve its 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.
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 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.