DHL Parcel launches in Switzerland

DHL is in the process of developing its own parcel network in Switzerland to rival Swiss Post. The newly formed company DHL Parcel (Switzerland) AG is focusing on the dispatch of parcels within Switzerland, utilising a close network of DHL ServicePoints, which have been set up with local partners.

DHL Parcel will support commercial and private shipping customers in Switzerland. It will offer next day delivery as standard from Monday-Friday (and Saturday in the greater Zurich area). The only exception is parcels that are dispatched on Saturday; these will be delivered the following Tuesday. DHL will also offer delivery tracking via SMS and ServicePoint delivery for when customers aren’t home.

DHL ServicePoints will make up a crucial part of the operation. At present there are approximately 400 DHL ServicePoints available, and it plans to have 750 by the end of 2018 and 1,000 by the end of 2019.

Achim Dünnwald, CEO DHL Parcel Europe, said, “An essential part of our strategy is to be represented in the key European markets. A total of 27 countries (including Switzerland) now belong to the DHL Parcel Europe network.”

Günter Birnstingl, CEO DHL Parcel (Switzerland) AG, added: “We would like to offer our customers in Switzerland a modern and forward-looking logistics service that meets not only the requirements of parcel shipping but also the wishes of the end customer.”

Source: DHL Group