«From waste to intelligent assets»

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to transform one time use consumable industrial packaging material into intelligent assets, orchestrating an effective circular economy.

Our mission is to facilitate circular logistics through our smart modular reusable industrial packaging solution. We believe that through innovation we can significantly impact our partners environmental footprint, process efficiency, flexibility and transparency.

The Milestones of Ponera

June 2023

Full box prototypes first production

June 2023

Ponera won the IP Venture award

January 2023

Video SOP implemented

December 2022

Prizes obtained this year: SEIF Award Winners, Genova School of Entrepreneurship, Innovation winners BVL conference, Winners i4.0 Challenge Greater Basel Area

December 2022

Large module first production. Ponera Modules travelled 9 countries & >20’000 km

November 2022

First successful interregional transport loop(EUR-USA), installation project module returns

November 2022

Full crate finite element lab results completed

October 2022

Damage based Requalification Standards set; enter continuous improvement cycle

October 2022

New office in Lugano, Greater Zurich Area

September 2022

Requalification standards set

August 2022

First EU partnership framework agreements with leading industrial packaging companies

July 2022

Ponera becomes a Technology Fund Portfolio Company

June 2022

First successful long distance, installation project module returns

May 2022

First partnership with leading industrial packaging companies

May 2022

First distributor agreements

April 2022

Technology Fund Audit and conditional offer received

March 2022

ISO 9001/14001 Audit. Passed with 0 Non-conformities

February 2022

First industrial scale production start

September 2021

Ponera selected as top 10 “Hottest Swiss startups”

October 2021

Tier Structured Supply Chain setup

August 2021

First POCs start in Transport operations

June 2021

First POCs start, in Packaging operations

June 2021

Ponera is accepted to the SPEI program for Canton Vaud

May 2021

Begin industrial scale pilots with multiple industry leaders

April 2021

Ticino innovative startup

April 2021

Production optimized new generation Ponera pallets

April 2021

1000 SolarImpulse Efficient Label Solutions

March 2021

Lausanne office officially opened, strategically placed in the EPFL Innovation Center

March 2021

ISO certification

February 2021

Winners TIP #1 Logistics innovation

February 2021

First small scale pilot runs with industrial partner

January 2021

First production with injection molding of Ponera pallets

November 2020

Receive support from Swiss Climate Foundation

Sept – Dec 2020

Build up of first industrial production capabilities

July 2020 – February 2021

Ponera continues to be recognized as innovative startup (finalist Future mobility conference, completes MassChallenge program etc.)

July 2020

Begin collaboration with HEIG for lab testing and simulation of Ponera Pallets

July 2020

First industrial LOI signed

April 2020

First working prototypes created

Sept 2019 – March 2020

Multiple prizes and nominations (CLP Finalists, IMD Award 2020 winners, SET smart mobility top 3 finalists)

August 2019

Initial traction; Ponera enters ALICE and VNL associations, and is IPIC 2019 finalist

August 2019

First advisory board constituted

August 2022

Innosuisse Year 1 milestone completed

April 2019

Ponera Sagl founded

January 2019

First Concepts and designs completed

January 2019

First EPO applications completed


Conception of the Ponera Vision

Meet our Team

Matthew Reali

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Brian Michitti

Head of Sales & Business Development

Christian Rüegg

Sales & SOP Specialist

Hiroyuki Okiyama

Digital Development

Andrea Novello

Key Account Manager & Sales Acquisition

Dinah Schönholzer

Design & Marketing

Nicolo Turchiano

Sales and Industrial Life Cycle Specialist

Andreu Ortega

Junior Digital Development Coordinator

«Are you interested in creating the future of logistics with us?»

Open positions

If you are interested in one of the positions or if you have any question, please contact us: jobs@poneragroup.com

IoT Engineer and Project Coordinator
Turning the market requirements into reality! From technological capability studies, to internal development, and setting a proficient collaboration with Ponera external development partners. A perfect opportunity for ambitious professional to make immediate impact and get a wide scope of experience, building the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prefessional job market.


Prof. Ballot

Head of CGS, MINES ParisTech
Physical Internet Specialist

Dr. Feldhege

COO of Bühler Group
Industrial Supply Chain Specialist

Prof. Wieser

Management Dep. EPFL
Logistics/Technical Specialist

Prof. Montreuil

Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Coca-Cola Material handling & Distribution Chair Physical Internet Founding Father