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1/16/2014
Groundbreaking ceremony in Lyss: DACHSER erects new site in Switzerland

Logistics provider DACHSER is expanding its presence in Switzerland with the opening of its new site in the Bern region. The international company is enhancing its global operations by establishing its ninth Swiss site that will occupy an area of 12,200 square meters, and create around 40 new jobs in the region.
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Groundbreaking ceremony in Lyss: DACHSER erects new site in Switzerland

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site in the Lyss industrial park, with Marcel Meier, President of the Board of Directors for DACHSER Switzerland, in attendance, along with Urs Häner, Country Manager and Andreas Hegg, Mayor of Lyss. Start-up of operations at the new site is anticipated for September 2014.

The new site will enable shorter runtimes

From 2015 on, DACHSER will have a presence in the Canton of Bern in addition to its already existing locations in the Cantons of Zurich, Basel-Land, St. Gallen, and Waadt. “The new site will enable us to develop our operations in the Bern region and, at the same time, to relieve the pressure on Birsfelden,” explains Urs Häner, Country Manager of DACHSER Switzerland. Additionally, the proximity to Western Switzerland will shorten the runtimes as much as an entire day. Lyss is another important hub for a network that enjoys seamless Europe-wide coverage. “With its nine branch offices, DACHSER now has a presence in Switzerland’s most important economic centers,” says Urs Häner.

Creation of new jobs

A total of 40 new jobs in the areas of administration, storage, and transport will be created at the Lyss location. The town of Lyss welcomes the development of the new site. “The expansion of logistics services will also benefit local small industries and skilled trades and manufacturing plants,” says Andreas Hegg, the mayor of Lyss. “By creating new jobs, DACHSER is broadening the mix of industries in Lyss.”

New construction includes plans for the future

The first phase of construction entails a 2,260-square-meter warehouse for industrial goods, where 18 trucks can be loaded and unloaded. Each floor of the two-story office building is 680 square meters. In addition, a 4,000-square-meter area has been reserved for a possible building expansion. This second construction phase is planned for 2019.

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