«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

December 2022: Large module first production

November 2022: First interregional transport loop returned (EUR-USA)

November 2022: Full create finite element testing report

September 2022: Requalification standards set

August 2022: Innosuisse Year 1 milestone completed

July 2022: CHF 3.0M funding round closed. Tech Fund Portfolio company

June 2022: First long term project module returns

May 2022: First distributor agreements

April 2022: Tech Fund conditional offer received

March 2022: ISO

February 2022: First industrial scale production

August 2021: Sign-off POCs transport

June 2021: Start POCs packaging

June 2021: Ponera is accepted to the SPEI program for Canton Vaud

April 2021: Ticino innovative startup

April 2021: Solar Impulse Certification

May 2021: Begin industrial scale pilots with multiple industry leaders

March 2021: Lausanne office officially opened, strategically placed in the EPFL Innovation Center

Apr 2021: Production optimized new generation Ponera pallets

February 2021: First small scale pilot runs with industrial partner

March 2021: ISO certification

November 2020: Receive support from Swiss Climate Foundation

January 2021: First production with injection molding of Ponera pallets

July 2020 – February 2021: Ponera continues to be recognized as innovative startup (finalist Future mobility conference, completes MassChallenge program etc.)

Sept – Dec 2020: Build up of first industrial production capabilities

July 2020: First industrial LOI signed

July 2020: Begin collaboration with HEIG for lab testing and simulation of Ponera Pallets

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

April 2019: Ponera Sagl founded

January 2019: First Concepts and designs completed

January 2019: First EPO applications completed

2018: Conception of the Ponera Vision

Meet our Team

Matthew Reali

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Masoud Talebi Amiri

Co-Founder

Brian Michitti

Head of Sales & Business Development

Christian Rüegg

Sales & SOP Specialist

Dinah Schönholzer

Design & Marketing

«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

Key Account Manager – Germany
The Key Account Manager Germany in Ponera has both strategic and operational responsibilities. This person is generally responsible for the internal sales teams engaged in direct customer acquisition, key account management, building the service and delivery capabilities in the markets through win-win distribution partnerships, and build re-seller distribution channels in Ponera’s with geographic and industrial focus.
Finally, Innovation is in Ponera’s DNA and we are front-runners in the physical internet initiative. Business development team also covers strong responsibilities in Product Management, bringing the Voice of Customer to our development teams, defining main requirements and priorities.
Key Account Manager – Italy
The Key Account Manager Italy in Ponera has both strategic and operational responsibilities. This person is generally responsible for the internal sales teams engaged in direct customer acquisition, key account management, building the service and delivery capabilities in the markets through win-win distribution partnerships, and build re-seller distribution channels in Ponera’s with geographic and industrial focus.
Finally, Innovation is in Ponera’s DNA and we are front-runners in the physical internet initiative. Business development team also covers strong responsibilities in Product Management, bringing the Voice of Customer to our development teams, defining main requirements and priorities.
IoT Development Internship
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.

Advisory board

Advisors from Industry

Vivek Dogra

Funding & Collaborative Innovation Specialist
Venture Partner European Bioeconomy Fund

Dr. Feldhege

COO of Bühler Group
Industrial Supply Chain Specialist

Sergio Capelli

Production Process Specialist
Transformation Director Automotive EMEA at PPG industries

Naoufel Menadi

Advisory Board Member

Prof. Montreuil

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

Advisors from Academia

Prof. Ballot

Head of CGS, MINES ParisTech
Physical Internet Specialist

Prof. Wieser

Management Dep. EPFL
Logistics/Technical Specialist

Prof. Maréchal

Energy Dep. EPFL
Sustainable Process Specialist