Three new regional parcel centers will be built by Swiss Post by 2020 in Cadenazzo (TI), Untervaz (GR) and Vétroz (VS).
As a result, part of the parcel logistics and the associated jobs will be relocated to these regions which traditionally suffer from job loss. The three centers are also convincing from an ecological point of view: more decentralised sorting saves transport routes. The centers will provide charging facilities for e-vehicles in order to meet the growing demand for e-mobility.
In addition, the roofs and the locations themselves are ideal for photovoltaic systems due to the high level of solar radiation. Swiss Post invests substantial sums in photovoltaic systems which produce electricity for the company’s own consumption.
All three centers together will produce more than 3 GWh of electricity per year. That is as much as the consumption of around 860 households. Almost half of the electricity produced is consumed by the centers themselves. The rest is fed into the grid.