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From roots to fruit

Our company has plenty of stories and plenty of history. Here we describe the biggest milestones to help you understand where we come from, who we are and what drives us.

1946
1954 + 1962
1963
1977
1981
1991
1999
2002 + 2003
2005
2007
2009
2012
2013
2015
2022
1946

Establishment

On 1 August 1946, Karl Streck establishes a freight forwarding company in Lörrach, Germany. 

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1954 + 1962

Lörrach and Freiburg (Germany)

In 1954 the site at Lörrach is established. 

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1963

Basel

In 1963 two highly motivated members of staff start operations in Basel, Switzerland.

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1977

Möhlin und Zurich

In 1977 we commence operations in Möhlin in Canton Aargau.

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1981

Cheseaux und Aclens

In 1981 we set up shop in Cheseaux in French-speaking Switzerland, opening the door to the Lyon and Dijon hubs in France.

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1991

Möhlin export terminal

In 1991 we launch an export terminal with an integrated customs office in Möhlin.

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1999

Zurich Airport

In 1999, we open our first office at Zurich Airport. Air freight services from Switzerland begin as early as 1988, and a year later the sea freight department rounds off the intercontinental business.

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2002 + 2003

Möhlin handling facility and high-bay warehouse

The construction of a new handling facility with 8,000 m² of space and a high-bay warehouse with 11’000 pallet bays kicks off the gradual extension of our Möhlin site.

2005

System Alliance Europe

In 2005 the European System Alliance Europe is created.

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2007

Warehouse logistics facility in Möhlin extended

We again expand our warehouse logistics capability in Möhlin with the addition of around 6,000 pallet bays in the high-bay warehouse and a 2,400 m² picking and staging area. 

2009

Bern and Lucerne

In 2009 we open sites in Lucerne and Bern to be able to set up our own network for domestic transportation.

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2012

AEO status

In 2012 we become one of the first Swiss transport and logistics companies to be granted authorised economic operator (AEO) status for our Swiss sites.

2013

50-year anniversary and Pfungen

In 2013 we celebrate 50 years of business in Switzerland.

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2015

Möhlin logistics centre extended

In 2015 we extend our handling area in Möhlin by 2,500 m²

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2022

Pfungen extended

In 2022 we extend our handling area at the warehouse in Pfungen by 1,200 m² and add 20 loading and unloading gates.

1946

Establishment

On 1 August 1946, Karl Streck establishes a freight forwarding company in Lörrach, Germany. Two years later he has it entered in the commercial register. Among his first parcels were boxes of blood oranges for the needy from Basel to Schopfheim in Germany - symbolising Streck's fruitful venture into international freight forwarding.

1954 + 1962

Lörrach and Freiburg (Germany)

In 1954 the site at Lörrach is established. Today is has 11,750 m² of space and 7’000 pallet bays. In 1962 we open our branch in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. With 24,000 m² of handling space and 47’000 pallet bays it is now the biggest in the Streck Group.

1963

Basel

In 1963 two highly motivated members of staff start operations in Basel, Switzerland. What nobody could have predicted at the time was that this laid the cornerstone of a Swiss company that would flourish in the decades to come.

1977

Möhlin und Zurich

In 1977 we commence operations in Möhlin in Canton Aargau. At the same time we move onto the site at Schlieren near Zurich. Their business runs so well that we need bigger premises, which we find in Embrach in Canton Zurich. What is now Swiss head office in Möhlin is extended on a number of occasions.

1981

Cheseaux und Aclens

In 1981 we set up shop in Cheseaux in French-speaking Switzerland, opening the door to the Lyon and Dijon hubs in France. By 1989 the team is so big that it moves into roomier premises in Aclens near Lausanne. In 2020 we expand further, leasing additional space at the site.

1991

Möhlin export terminal

In 1991 we launch an export terminal with an integrated customs office in Möhlin. This makes numerous benefits available to our customers.

1999

Zurich Airport

In 1999, we open our first office at Zurich Airport. Air freight services from Switzerland begin as early as 1988, and a year later the sea freight department rounds off the intercontinental business. In 2002, the starting signal is given for the new service area with Unit Load Devices (ULD). With this, we send our own air freight containers to the USA every week. In mid-2015, we move into new offices in the operations centre at Zurich Airport to build up additional capacity. 

2002 + 2003

Möhlin handling facility and high-bay warehouse

2005

System Alliance Europe

In 2005 the European System Alliance Europe is created. The founding partners are medium-sized companies, including Streck Transport, that are among the market leaders in their region. We remain a member of this network to this day.

2007

Warehouse logistics facility in Möhlin extended

2009

Bern and Lucerne

In 2009 we open sites in Lucerne and Bern to be able to set up our own network for domestic transportation. To this day these cross-docking platforms remain strategic hubs of our general cargo services in Switzerland.

2012

AEO status

2013

50-year anniversary and Pfungen

In 2013 we celebrate 50 years of business in Switzerland. To mark the anniversary we open a new branch in Pfungen in the northern part of Canton Zurich. On an 18,000 m² construction site we build a 2,800 m² warehouse and an office building with 1,000 m² in energy-saving standards.

2015

Möhlin logistics centre extended

In 2015 we extend our handling area in Möhlin by 2,500 m² and build a four-storey office building with 2,400 m² of space and a 200 space car park for our employees. The office building is also designed to be sustainable: it can be heated and cooled with a heat pump and groundwater.

2022

Pfungen extended