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Swiss Post trusts Swisslog with expansion project

27 July 2023

SWISSLOG WILL implement intralogistics on behalf of Swiss Post as part of an expansion project at its Villmergen facility in Switzerland.

The project will involve the installation of an automated high-bay warehouse, an automated medium parts warehouse, and an AutoStore system as well as the material flow control system of Swisslog’s software SynQ. The order is worth 40 million Swiss francs. 

The deal follows an earlier joint automation project in Villmergen. The new logistics centre will triple the logistics centre’s storage capacity for hospital logistics goods, hazardous goods or, for example, goods from online retail. Growing online trade has led to increased demand for Swiss Post's services. As a result, Swiss Post is now repositioning itself in the area of contract logistics and expanding its logistics structures accordingly: As part of this project, it is expanding its logistics centre in Villmergen with four extensions. The new building will increase the storage area from 20,000 to 57,000 sq m. The logistics centre is scheduled to go into operation in 2025.

Swiss Post and Swisslog are linked by a long-standing partnership. Swisslog has been working successfully with Swiss Post since the 1990s. At the Villmergen site, the first step in automation, with the installation of an AutoStore system, was implemented together in 2016.

The automated high-bay warehouse has space for 23,000 pallets, the automated centre parts warehouse has capacity for 20,000 trays, and the automated tote warehouse for small goods has a capacity of 125,000 totes.

For software control, Swiss Post also relies on the proven Swisslog material flow control system SynQ. SynQ stands for synchronized intelligence and is a fully integrated and end-to-end material flow automation solution, with the aim of simplifying and accelerating the integration of new technologies. 

For more information, visit www.swisslog.com