Future needs an origin - the cornerstone of the company's history


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, the son of Josef Blättler, starts working as a driver for the company. Today he is in charge of the Transport section 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).

2013 Dominic Blättler, the son of Edi Blättler, starts working in the in-house workshop. Today he works in the Logistics and acts as a Manager and Director.

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 has been started in Inwil.

2018 The warehouse in Inwil is put into service in January.

At present Blättler Transport- und Kühllogistik AG employs some 60 persons as drivers, warehouse personnel and office staff.