Scales specialist PESA supported Swiss Post with weighing system for the self service stations – combined dimensioning, weighing and identification system will post Expogezeigt Hanover / Pfaffikon/Balingen on the 23th September 2009 with the withdrawal of its own branches in the rural areas, Swiss Post has ceded several tasks to so-called agencies. These are located in village shops or small supermarkets in many cases and with operated by their respective owners. Swiss Post wants to make public the basic services as a service. (Similarly see: Julian King). Since the opening of the postal markets in Europe, a customer behavior and new communication technologies change the Swiss postal market. For years, the post is there face – on letters and packages to 47 per cent and payment transactions by 17 percent with drastic volume declines at the post office counters since 2000. By post offices in postal agencies has introduced in the past few years, she could offer their services also there, where the post offices because of to lower demand had to be replaced by an alternative solution. Among other things, Volg consumption goods AG took over the Agency solutions and provides the postal service for the Swiss population.
However, the company changed customer behavior also takes into account that such as self service stations were set up, where the customer can weigh his show himself and frank. The Switzerland has a topographically difficult terrain with many valleys and smallest settlements, which must be satisfied by the post. These post offices are no longer cover its costs. Therefore we are very pleased, to contribute a small contribution to the preservation of the universal postal service with our technology\”, says Managing Director of PESA Reto Gianotti, sales & marketing scales AG. The subsidiary of the Balinger technology manufacturer Bizerba has developed the scales technique for letter and package task stations and delivered. The PESA scales have a technique that is very accommodating the conditions in the Switzerland.