Effective today, 1 October 2015, Post CH AG is acquiring APZ Direct AG. Nearly all APZ employees will keep their jobs.
APZ Direct AG (APZ), with registered office in Schaffhausen, specialises in direct marketing and fulfilment. In a difficult market environment with declining mailing volume, the company has faced financial difficulties for some time. Thus in the spring of 2015, APZ managers reached out to offer Post a takeover – a move that would preserve as many jobs as possible.
As of 1 October 2015 Post CH AG is therefore acquiring APZ, which for the time being will continue operations as a subsidiary. Plans are, depending on the outcome of the initiated consultation proceedings, to integrate APZ into Direct Mail Company AG (DMC), a Post CH AG Group company, by the end of the year. This would allow roughly 230 delivery personnel to be transferred, who would receive new contracts with DMC. The approximately 50 remaining hourly wage employees however cannot be kept on at the same location. The affected employees qualify for benefits under a redundancy plan and a fund has been set up for hardship cases. The Post and DMC will do everything in their power to continue employing as many of the affected employees as possible.
The parties have agreed to non-disclosure regarding details of the sale.
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