Author Archives for François Furer

Swiss Post is facing record levels of parcels this Black Friday

Swiss citizens went on a real spending spree last Friday and Monday. The record of parcels sent in the previous year was not only beaten – it was literally smashed, rising by 15 percent. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Swiss Post delivered more than 5,9 million parcels in one week.

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Swiss Post drone takes off again for healthcare services

Swiss Post and drone manufacturer Matternet are resuming flights for healthcare services in Zurich and Lugano. This follows the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board’s (STSB) announcement that the cause of the controlled emergency landing has been determined: a short circuit led to the incident.

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“We were not surprised by the result”

At 405 million francs, Swiss Post again generated a profit in 2018. This is despite the negative interest rate situation at PostFinance, the steady decline in letter mail and the turbulent year at PostBus. In an interview on the annual result, Alex Glanzmann, Head of Finance at Swiss Post, praises the company’s employees. But he also indicates where the challenges facing Swiss Post lie in the future.

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