Company history

  1. Start in Zurich and Geneva


    1st of April KWE Switzerland Ltd. started as a fully owned subsidiary of KWE Japan with business locations in Bassersdorf/Zurich-Airport and Geneva Airport with main activity in Air Freight.
  2. Sea Freight


    Adding FCL and LCL Sea Freight Service to the portfolio.

  3. Own Airfreight Terminal


    In January, KWE Zurich opened its own bonded Air Freight Terminal with full aviation security status (FOCA approved, regulated Agent).

  4. KWE Gateway


    In May KWE Switzerland started feeding KWE Germany's Gateway in Frankfurt to offer the newly designed IDS-Service (Intact Delivery Service) to its Swiss clientele. Self palletized ULD's. No third parties involved.

  5. 'Green Smiley', local Website


    In January, KWE Switzerland invented the 'green Smiley' Service in co-operation with the myClimate Organisation to allow our customers to offset the CO2 emissions, caused by the airfreight transportation. In July, release of the country specific Website

  6. New Services


    Adding Warehousing and Logistics to the service portfolio.

    Hitting the 1000t Airfreight Mark to Shanghai for the first time. 

  7. AEO Certification / E-Commerce


    In February, KWE Switzerland obtains the AEO Certification (Authorized Economic Operator).

    In November, KWE Zurich opened a new Business field and started its crossborder e-commerce activities for renowned fashion and sports brands.

  8. Additional Warehouse Space


    In January, KWE Zurich added additional warehouse space to offer a total of 500 m2 high quality warehouse capacity to its clientele.

  9. Railway Freight China


    KWE handles first Railway Freight Shipments from China to Switzerland. the containerized Railway Services develop to an inherent part of our Service Portfolio

  10. KWE Switzerland obtains ISO Certification

    After a pandemic caused delay of almost one year, KWE Switzerland achieved its ISO 9001:2015 certification in May.


  11. KWE opens its new office in Basel

    with the opening of its exclusive Sea Freight office in Basel, KWE is present in the three largest Swiss cities, Zurich, Basel and Geneva.