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For the joy of giving

Products made by Swiss wrapping paper manufacturer Stewo grant gifts their very own touch of magic. Intelligent logistics ensures that lovingly packaged surprises can delight in the right place and at the right time, all around the world.

What a surprise! Elegant paper, a beautiful box, just the right ribbon—what gives a gift its own magic is the charm of not being able to tell right away what it is. And it’s precisely this magic that Swiss wrapping paper manufacturer Stewo has been specializing in for over 150 years. “We strive to make each year’s designs reflect the climate of the times and also our customers’ taste, no matter whether they are in the United States or Germany,” explains Daniel Schaffo, Head of Marketing, Stewo International AG. This means that the six textile designers at headquarters in Wolhusen near Lucerne have their work cut out for them. Stewo offers its customers two collections per year, each one with 30 to 40 percent new designs in addition to the classics.


40 million meters of anticipation

Sales of wrapping paper, tote bags, gift boxes and bags, ribbons, and napkins boom all year round. In summer and early fall, when the paper merchant orders for Christmas are in, the usual volume of gift packaging for all occasions is once again joined by Christmas paper on the production plan. Every year at Stewo, some 40 million meters of wrapping paper come off the production line.

“As an SME, we find ourselves in a very competitive field. Nevertheless, we’re Switzerland’s market leader in the premium and mid-range price segments and can also hold our own in the international market,” explains Ernst Müller, member of the Executive Board and Head of Supply Chain who is responsible for purchasing, production, and logistics at Stewo International AG. He went on to say that his company exports to over 40 countries around the world, with Germany being the largest sales market.


6,000 shipments worldwide

DACHSER Switzerland has been Stewo’s logistics partner since 2015 and handles the company’s exports: DACHSER European Logistics manages European overland transportation, while DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has handled overseas business since 2016. Every year, some 6,000 shipments make their way to Stewo customers—5,800 within Europe and the rest overseas to places including the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, and Chile.

At its production location in Wolhusen, Stewo operates a large warehouse, which is visited every day by the DACHSER “shuttle.” The stored orders generally mean a good time buffer, which in turn makes for easily plannable supply chains without major time pressure. In the collaboration with DACHSER, what Stewo particularly values is reliable and full-coverage transport service, a high standard of quality, and a fully transparent shipment process—all at a competitive rate. DACHSER’s targoflex product meets these requirements.

Comprehensive overview via the eLogistics platform

What’s more, DACHSER ensures smooth, error-free export customs clearance for all EU goods. This involved creating a special interface to Stewo’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, through which Stewo transmits orders to DACHSER. Shipment tracing and transport billing as well as cost inquiries rely on the eLogistics platform developed by DACHSER.

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Theresia Gläser
Corporate Public Relations
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