Our world revolves around you and around its core priorities. Here you will find key current background information about our industry, the Planzer group, as well as our network.
Gateway Basel Nord – a trimodal transshipment terminal
Basel is Switzerland’s freight traffic hub. At the intersection of rail, Rhine and road, a new, trimodal transshipment terminal is being built for the efficient handling of import/export freight traffic. The project is being implemented by Gateway Basel Nord AG and Port of Switzerland.
FREITAG: Bag maker seeks happy maker
Our friends at FREITAG are celebrating their 25th birthday – and offering themselves the gift of a happier world. To help them achieve this, they are recruiting for the position of “EXECUTIVE VICE PLEASIDENT FOR GLOBAL HAPPINESS”. In this position, you will develop campaigns and initiatives that will make as many people around the world as possible feel happier and more satisfied. How you do this is completely up to you.
Increase in traffic congestion hours on Swiss roads
Traffic congestion is an extensive problem affecting the entire road network. In 2017, there was a total of 25,853 hours of traffic congestion. This figure is up 7.4% compared to the previous year. The Swiss Road Transport Association ASTAG (Schweizerischer Nutzfahrzeugverband ASTAG) finds these record highs extremely disappointing, but not very surprising. Therefore, ASTAG is demanding that urgent measures be taken.
Welcome to our talented younger generation!
On 1 August 2018 the Planzer Group welcomed 128 new apprentices in a wide range of apprenticeships.
Our successful apprentices
In the summer of 2018 79 Planzer Group apprentices received their Federal Vocational Training Diplomas.
Training is dear to our heart
As a family-owned company, we think in generations. Therefore, the training and development of our young generation is a high priority for us. We are currently training around 300 trainees at Planzer.
Full steam ahead for Planzer Paket!
We launched our own parcel service in January 2018. This means that we are now able to deliver parcels weighing up to 30 kg ourselves to private and business customers. Thanks to our nationwide rail network, the parcels travel large distances overnight by train – it’s efficient and environmentally-friendly. Our new parcel delivery vehicles then transport them along the final mile.
Planzer launches Station Centre in Penthalaz
Today we are introducing our new Station Centre in Penthalaz (VD) to the media. This new investment strengthens our position in the combined rail-road transport and allows us to achieve coverage across Switzerland. The official inauguration of the Station Centre in Penthalaz will take place on 18 January 2018.
The 28th "Nez Rouge" campaign is ready for take-off
The preparations for this year's Red Nose campaign for greater road traffic safety are in full swing. During the course of November, before the reindeer set off on their journey, over 160 executive members of the 23 Swiss sections have been busy at work on a voluntary basis, giving of their time, using their expertise and demonstrating their commitment, with a view to organising the Red Nose campaign in their respective regions.
New training truck: Trainees recruit trainees
The new film coating is like a film poster, and the stars are our trainees from eight different professional categories. The project was designed and implemented by Planzer Support staff entirely in-house, including everything from the idea, the photo shoot, image processing and layout through to the film coating.