20 June 2000
Swisscom will close its regional logistics centres between September 2000 and June 2001. The reasons behind this move are the emergence of new technologies and the change in the telecoms market: E-commerce, just-in-time purchasing, automatic order systems and direct delivery of goods by suppliers mean that the capacity of Swisscom"s regional logistics centres is being underused. Logistics services are not part of Swisscom"s core business. These plans will affect a total of 165 employees at 17 sites in Switzerland. A social scheme is in place for those affected.