SYNLAB Suisse SA transports laboratory samples as quickly and sustainably as possible

SYNLAB is one of the leading providers of medical diagnostic services and is pursuing the goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2025. The transport of laboratory samples generates emissions, which SYNLAB reduces to a minimum by using the unique swissconnect transport system. You can find out more about this profitable collaboration below.

Fast courier service

SYNLAB is present in every region of Switzerland with central and regional laboratories. To collect the laboratory samples from doctors and hospitals, SYNLAB uses its own courier service or one of the 700 swissconnect couriers. This is because the faster shipments are completed, the faster the analysis results can be passed on to the attending doctor. The unique swissconnect transport system does not rely rigidly on one means of transport, but uses a combination of the most suitable means of transport. In the city centre, nimble bike couriers pick up the lab samples. In the case of long distances, a low-emission train is used. Cars are used in remote areas where no other option is available. This means that the laboratory samples are transported in record time and with practically no traffic jams, noise or CO2 emissions.  

The courier service swissconnect transports SYNLAB laboratory samples quickly and sustainably

The unique swissconnect transport system reduces CO2 emissions during the express shipment of laboratory samples to a minimum and supports SYNLAB on its journey to becoming a climate-neutral company

Heribert Arndorfer Dispatcher D-CH, SYNLAB Suisse SA

Sustainable action is central

The collection of laboratory samples from doctors and hospitals throughout Switzerland and their rapid shipment to the laboratory is vital so as to be able to offer SYNLAB customers an excellent service. During this important process, great importance is attached to eco-friendliness. In 2021 SYNLAB was able to save 64,540 kg of the harmful greenhouse gas CO2 by using the most judicious means of transport for the express transport of laboratory samples instead of cars.

Did you know that this figure is the same as the amount of CO2 generated by 12,908 Swiss single-family homes heated with oil heating during one year?

Michael Hauenstein
Are you looking for a messenger service for medical sample material throughout Switzerland?

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Michael Hauenstein
Member of the Executive Board, Head of Marketing & Sales
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