Swiss Post buys healthcare logistics provider MW Partners Holding SA
"We can now provide best possible support to healthcare sector in Western Switzerland"
Swiss Post has acquired healthcare logistics provider MW Partners Holding SA, which will expand its competencies and the range of services it offers in the healthcare sector.
"The acquisition will help Swiss Post expand its geographical coverage for the processing of sterile goods and the related logistics in French-speaking Switzerland," an official statement from Swiss Post said.
"It is a further step to ensure the company can provide a full range of logistics services for the Swiss healthcare sector over the long term. In doing so, Swiss Post is focusing on its core activity: planning and executing goods and logistics flows in a secure, reliable and efficient manner."
MW Partners Holding SA was founded in 2008, and includes Stericenter SA, Mediwar AG, Marcel Blanc & Cie SA and Resot.Care SA. With 55 employees, MW Partners Holding SA provides services covering the entire logistics and medical value practices to concentrate entirely on their core activity – providing patients with medical care.
"With MW Partners Holding SA at our side, we can now provide the best possible support to the healthcare sector in Western Switzerland and make it easier to handle all aspects of logistics," says Johannes Cramer, Member of Executive Management and Head of Logistics Services unit, Swiss Post.
The parties have agreed that the purchase price will remain confidential, the statement added.
For over eight years, Swiss Post has operated a temperature-controlled logistics centre in Villmergen in the canton of Aargau, which is designed specifically to store medical and pharmaceutical products.
By acquiring a stake in Steriplus AG in October 2021, Swiss Post had already teamed up with another strong partner in healthcare logistics.