DHL has set up DHL Parcel (Switzerland) AG to develop its parcel delivery services within the European country.
The company will build on an existing network of DHL ServicePoints, which are outlets operated by local partners rather than by DHL itself—including petrol stations, pharmacies and retailers.
In addition to using ServicePoints for parcel drop-offs and redirects, DHL Parcel provides door-to-door parcel delivery, next working day delivery, and Saturday delivery options.
“An essential part of our strategy is to be represented in the key European markets,” said Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel Europe. “Market entry into Switzerland is another important milestone in this respect. A total of 27 countries (including Switzerland) now belong to the DHL Parcel Europe network.”
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“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,” said Günter Birnstingl, CEO of DHL Parcel (Switzerland) AG.
“This includes the launch of innovative services – such as standard evening and Saturday delivery – with extended opening hours and a comprehensive package at an attractive price.”
There are 400 DHL ServicePoints in Switzerland at present. The company hopes to expand to 750 by the end of this year, and 1,000 by the end of 2019.
(Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group)