A vision has become reality
Swiss Post drone logistics
Fast, ecological transport
Together with the drone manufacturer Matternet and partners from the healthcare sector, Swiss Post is using drones to transport laboratory samples. At present, samples are transported by road. But thanks to the use of drones, transporting these samples should become more flexible, more eco-friendly and less dependent on the traffic situation. A car journey lasting 45 minutes becomes a flight of just a few minutes in the uncongested airspace, which means true added value for customers and their patients. This is because healthcare consignments in particular are often urgent and the speed at which they are delivered can be crucial.
However, as 140 million parcels are sent per year, the nationwide use of drones would not be expedient. This means that drones can complement traditional parcel delivery where required in the future, but they will not replace it.
Technical drone information
Taking to the air to serve the healthcare sector
Where Swiss Post drones are deployed
Find out where the elegant white drones have been deployed so far.
Drones in logistics
Looking to the future
Considerable interest from business customers
Taking supplies to villages cut off by a natural disaster, extinguishing fires that are difficult to reach, monitoring sensitive installations such as reservoirs... experts agree that the use of drones will grow considerably in the coming years. As a logistics specialist, Swiss Post wants to make full use of the potential offered by drones in transport solutions, to ensure that society as a whole can benefit. Partnerships in the healthcare sector are the first step towards this goal.
The Swiss Post early Label
“Drones” is an early product from Swiss Post. The early Label stands for innovations which Swiss Post tests and develops together with its customers. For more information, go to www.swisspost.ch/early.
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