Bertschi Group, a global leader in chemical logistics, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Prix SVC Nordschweiz 2023, a testament to the company's pioneering efforts in sustainability and safety within the logistics industry.
Headquartered in Dürrenäsch, in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, Bertschi Group secured the top position among the highly competitive field of nominees from all sectors of the economy, demonstrating its commitment to excellence in innovation and environmental responsibility in chemical logistics.
As a market leader in the logistics industry, Bertschi specializes in providing intermodal services tailored for the chemical industry. With a workforce of 3,200 employees operating across 74 locations in 38 countries, and boasting 30 proprietary intermodal terminals, 1,000 trucks, and 44,000 containers, Bertschi stands as a powerhouse in the global logistics landscape.
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Commitment to Sustainability
Bertschi has long been at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, particularly in its dedication to reducing carbon emissions. Through the environmentally friendly transportation of goods by rail, the company annually saves over 200,000 tons of CO2e emissions compared to conventional road transport. This significant achievement is equivalent to a car traveling 1.2 billion kilometers or circumnavigating the Earth 30,000 times.
Robin Wasser, Jury and Organizing Committee member, praised Bertschi's accomplishments in his commendation:
"The Bertschi Group has distinguished itself over the last 60 years through tremendous pioneering achievements. What impressed the jury particularly is that despite its successes, Bertschi has always remained true to itself and has never forgotten its roots."
A Legacy of Innovation
Bertschi’s legacy of innovation includes being the first company, in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), to load trucks onto trains, laying the foundation for combined freight transport in Europe. A great current highlight is the inauguration of the Zhangjiagang Chemical Hub in the Yangtze River Delta in China earlier this year, a comprehensive hub for chemical logistics.
A Word from Bertschi
At the award ceremony, Bertschi employees representing various departments were present, emphasizing the collective effort that has contributed to the company's success.
Upon receiving the prestigious award, Hans-Jörg Bertschi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bertschi Group, expressed gratitude: "We are honored to receive the Prix SVC Nordschweiz 2023. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, sustainability, safety and digital transformation in the chemical logistics industry." He continues, "This achievement would not have been possible without the exceptional effort and hard work of the employees at Bertschi. They are the driving force behind our success, and we share this award with each and every one of them."
All important information about the Prix SVC can be found here: Prix SVC