Update to COVID-19
The Federal Council still classifies the situation in Switzerland as an exceptional situation under the Epidemics Act. Nevertheless, it is gradually relaxing the measures from 27 April 2020 onwards - in strict compliance with protective measures. We continue to comply with government recommendations, which means that a large proportion of our employees work from their home offices. However, our branches around the world can be reached without any restrictions by phone and e-mail during normal office hours. > More
Current information about the coronavirus
The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently leading to drastic measures in Europe. In Switzerland, all publicly accessible institutions, schools and universities will remain closed until 19 April 2020, and public and private events are prohibited. We in the Schneider Group are of course also feeling the effects of the measures that have been adopted. We comply with the government recommendation to let our employees work in the home office as far as possible. Despite all this, however, we are still able to act without restrictions. > More
Schneider successfully completes group wide AEO-certification
Following the certification in the Netherlands and France, the entire Swiss organization of the Schneider Group has now gained the official status as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). >More
Schneider Group expands shareholder base
The Schneider Group expands its shareholder base. The aim is to continue and accelerate the successful strategy. The company has developed successfully since Invision acquired a stake as part of a succession plan in 2015. >More
Schneider receives SMETA certification
Schneider + Cie AG has successfully executed the Sedex Ethical Trade Audit and received the Smeta certification. Smeta is a globally recognized audit developed by the British non-profit organization Sedex. It helps organizations to minimize risks by promoting transparency throughout the supply chain. > More
New dangerous goods regulations - More responsibility for shippers
In 2019 the regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by road will change. There is a six-month transitional period. Until 30.06.2019 the current regulations of ADR 2017 may continue to be used. The following changes have been made to the 2019 regulations. > More
Low water in the river Rhine
Companies in production, trade, and logistics around the world have to confront climate change and its consequences. Although longer periods of low water have occurred more frequently in recent years, current low water levels in Europe are rare. Particularly in large parts of the Rhine, low water levels have not been seen for years. Navigation on the Rhine near Basel has been largely suspended since 19 October 2018. > More
Bundling volumes and saving costs
Do you regularly send large volumes of parcels abroad or to somewhere else in Switzerland? Then you can now benefit from our new offer for parcels weighing up to 31.5 kg. Our volume bundling and supply service in an international network of parcels makes it possible to optimize distribution costs if you have a volume of at least 1,000 parcels per year. > More
New EU data protection guidelines
The GDPR, the new General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will establish a legal framework for processing and storing personal data. The GDPR also affects Swiss companies that provide services in the EU, even if they are based outside of the EU. As an international company, we process a multitude of data to fulfil our responsibilities and obligations towards our customers, contractual partners and service providers. > More
Schneider Group acquires e-commerce specialist Total Freight Management
The Schneider Group has taken over Total Freight Management (TFM) in Kloten, thus strengthening its presence on the market in Switzerland. Since it was founded in 1998, the logistics provider based at Zurich Airport has successfully established itself as an international air and ocean freight forwarder. >More
André Strebel becomes CEO of the Schneider Group
The Schneider Group is appointing André Strebel as CEO. He is taking over the position from long-standing CEO Hans Brunner, who will relinquish operational management on 1 May 2018 after more than 47 years with Schneider + Cie AG. André Strebel, who has been with the company for 25 years and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, says: “I look forward to continuing to develop the Schneider Group together with my colleagues on the Executive Committee. Systematically aligning our activities with the needs of our customers will remain our top priority.” The outgoing CEO, Hans Brunner, adds: “It is good, that this internal succession scheme gives long-serving and experienced managers the opportunity, to take on new roles, and I am sure that André Strebel and his team will continue to move the company forward successfully.”
eVV – The easy way
From March 2018, the Swiss Customs Administration will replace the documentation for imports with the electronic version (eVV). The customs documents, previously sent by post, are now available in data form on a server of the customs administration. The importer is required by law, to archive these files. Importers without a customs account, can obtain these data from us and use it for further processing.
A shortage of trucks in the US
In recent weeks, the situation with trucking in the USA has continued to deteriorate. Several factors have come together: increased freight volumes due to a strengthening economy, strong winter weather in certain regions, a shortage of qualified drivers, congestion at sea and rail terminals and, last but not least, new regulations on equipping vehicles with electronic measuring devices (ELDs). Due to nationwide capacity bottlenecks and a no longer existing spot market, freight prices and delivery times are rising. >More
Successful AEO certification
In August, the four French sites in Paris, Lyon, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Saint-Louis were officially awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. AEO is a customs accreditation and an internationally recognised quality mark for businesses, confirming their high standard of reliability and security in international trade. Recognition as an AEO serves as a guarantee for our customers and partners of a consistently secure supply chain and more efficient processing of cross-border goods traffic.
Secure logistics at Geneva Airport
As a “known supplier of in-flight supplies”, Schneider Geneva will be taking care of the logistics for duty-free items (spirits, tobacco products, perfume, etc.) at Geneva Airport from October onwards.
Incoming goods from various French and Swiss suppliers will be coordinated several times a week. The products will be cleared through customs and further processed at Schneider’s secure, CCTV-monitored logistics complex in Satigny ... > Read more
Exports to the US – fines for untreated wooden packaging
Dangerous pests can get into the globalized goods trade through the use of wooden packaging. ISPM 15, the international standard for the treatment of such packaging formulated by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), stipulates how wooden packaging material (pallets, crates, dunnage, etc.) must be treated to keep it permanently protected from pest infestations. > Read more
Greater coverage with Global Freight Alliance
Schneider USA is now a member of the Global Freight Alliance (GFA) and is the network’s first partner for the destination New York. Joining the network will improve access to new markets and global coverage, while also optimizing the purchase of transport services and delivery times, as well as the availability of selected transport connections. The network currently includes 108 transport companies in 53 countries.
“Automation and flexibility are in demand.”
Steffisburg-based Rychiger AG is one of the world’s leading providers of packaging machine solutions. Timo Weiss, Foreign Trade Manager, answers our questions on the challenges posed by logistics and digitalisation. >More
Brexit – New borders for the logistics industry
Brexit will redefine British foreign trade because companies from every industry will be affected by the economic consequences. Almost half (48 percent) of UK exports go to EU countries. For imports, this dependency is even greater at 55 percent. The logistics industry currently contributes over £ 121 billion to gross value added, making the UK one of the top 10 nations in the World Bank’s global Logistics Performance Index. > More
The future starts now
The Schneider Group has chosen lbase, the TMS and WMS solution for logistics providers. A new operational and web-based platform will be developed for order processing, disposition, transport execution and billing for all types of transport and customers.
Every Saturday to New York
With our weekly airfreight service from Zurich Kloten, we are now connecting Switzerland and the US even faster. Guaranteed space and departure on direct flights with American Airlines. We consolidate your goods and ensure a reliable shipping. Customs clearance in advance, guarantees a shorter transit time to New York.
Heavy on the road
A complete machine plant took its way from Switzerland to the USA. 31 containers (40 'hc) with a total weight of 400 tons were loaded by train to Rotterdam and then to Charleston. The transport of three large machine parts with a weight of 100 tons took place by inland waterway vessel via Antwerp and Zeebrugge.