Company’s history - at a glance

 

1942 - 71 The beginnings. A pig farm at Säntihof in Littau. Consequently, a Saurer lorry was transported bought to collect kitchen rubbish from hotels in Lucerne and bring it to the farm. The farm’s own and subsequently also third-party pigs are transported to slaughterhouses in Courtepin, Zurich and Bern. As a result, more lorries was bought for road transport.

1962    A new house and garage is built at Thorenbergstrasse 70

1964    Now the second generation, consisting of Josef, Agnes, Robert, Edi and Elisabeth, work their parents’ firm. The first Scania temperature-controlled lorry is bought to transport mainly dairy products for Emmi, including into neighbouring countries.
In time, additional refrigerator lorries will be put into service. Today there are 36 Scania, Volvo and DAF lorries that ply the roads all around Switzerland and Europe.

1978     The sole proprietorship Blättler with 15 vehicles at that time has been converted into a family-owned joint stock company.

2000     Blättler Kühllogistik AG was founded, and in the same year the construction of a cold warehouse was planned. The first construction phase with 4,000 pallet slots was completed in 2001, and the new building was put into service.

2001    Third generation. Reto Blättler starts working as a driver for the company. Today he works in the Dispatch and acts as a Manager and Director.

2004    The cold warehouse’s space is doubled, and now it consists of more than 8,500 pallet slots. Refrigerated and deep-freeze products are stored and order-picked in various temperature zones, i.e. between 0°C and +15°C and down to -25°C. Refrigerator lorries are now used to transport goods all over Europe. With transport of pharmaceuticals throughout Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, another business segment has been discovered.

2009   Both divisions of Blättler Transport- und Kühllogistik AG are certified for compliance with the logistics standards of the International Food Standards (IFS).

2015    Swiss Medic’s Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certificate highlights Blättler Kühllogistik AG competence regarding these sensitive goods.

2016    Spring. The construction of a new cold chain logistics centre with 700m² in office and commercial space and a warehouse with a capacity of 10,000 pallet slots bas been started in Inwil. The warehouse is scheduled to be put into service in January 2018.

At present Blättler Transport- und Kühllogistik AG employs some 50 persons as drivers, warehouse personnel and office staff.