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About SkyCell

What defines us

SkyCell serves pharmaceutical supply chains with temperature-controlled hybrid containers and technological solutions that prevent damage to vital medicine, all while protecting our environment.

SkyCell is changing the face of global pharmaceutical supply chains through a combination of hybrid containers, tracking software and risk management service.

Defined by Swiss-quality engineering from the very beginning, our logistical solutions go above and beyond the international compliance standards of the medical industry, and secure life-saving medicines worldwide.

Innovation is in our DNA. Innovation is how an entire company grew after one single question at a dinner party and it’s how the hybrid container was born.

“Can you build a pharma container that maintains +2°C to +8°C at more than +60°C on the tarmac in Saudi Arabia?”, asked a supply chain manager after hearing from Nico Ros (CTO) and Richard Ettl (CEO) about a new insulation material.

That single question led to the conception of a 100% recyclable insulation which would insulate vulnerable medicines even in extreme conditions.

Years later, hybrid containers are revolutionizing how the pharmaceutical industry transports medicine. With high amounts of medical and packaging waste littering our planet, and failing to reach patients in need, the hybrid answered the pharmaceutical industry’s calls for a reliable way to meet medical supply and demand, sustainably.

Now with integrated IoT tracking technology and superior hardware, SkyCell’s solution sets the standard on audited* reliability with less than 0.1% temperature excursions.

Today, Nico Ros and Richard Ettl believe the long-term goal is to enable the shipment of a single dose of customized medication from the manufacturing site directly to the patient – always at a controlled temperature. With this in mind, SkyCell continues to advance progress towards zero loss in the supply chain, worldwide.

*Audit of 1500DF/F in progress
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Our Vision

No loss in the pharma supply chain, worldwide

Our mission

Drive safe, secure and sustainable pharmaceutical supply chains for temperature-sensitive, life-saving medicines

Core values

What drives us

Reliability

Reliability

Everything built by the SkyCell team is designed with a “zero-defect” mindset. From our technology to our Peace of Mind insurance offering, we provide reliability by constructing systems that ensure fully effective and safe medicine is delivered to patients around the globe.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We seek to increase sustainability in the pharma logistics industry, both for businesses and the planet. We believe in “scalable and safe sustainability”, because it is long-term solutions that truly protect medicine, our planet and the future of our businesses

Innovation

Innovation

SkyCell is built on innovation. We have a passion for solving problems and always look for safer and more efficient ways of protecting pharmaceuticals. Whether it's building a temperature monitoring system to tackle varying climate conditions or a new app that increases efficiency for our team, the entrepreneurial spirit that led to the inception of the hybrid container is always with us.

Our stakeholders

What guides us

Society

Our most important stakeholder is society. We aim to make fully functioning medicine accessible to all.

Pharma

Our collaboration with pharma improves the reliability of medical supply chains, enabling us to reach new markets and improve sustainability for both businesses and the planet.

Partners

We work with partners to deliver reliable, easy-to-use technology that eliminates failures in pharmaceutical packaging.

Employees

Our work would be impossible without our dedicated team. Governed by clear objectives, we develop each other to become best in our field, together. Solution-orientated is our mantra!

Suppliers

Through open communication and integration of processes, we strive to form long-term partnerships with our suppliers to achieve our mission.

Milestones

2021

SkyCell keeps innovating

Introduction of 1500F

2020

Technology continues to empower us

Reached one billion real-life shipment data points

Introduction of 1500DF

2019

Our growth is realised in numbers

Reached 20’000 pallets capacity

Launched Peace of Mind Insurance

2018

We grow to meet demand

Expansion of service center network

Start of annual audit process with result of <0.1% temperature excursions

2017

Further product announced

Introduction of 2500C

2016

Constant development leads to innovation

Shock and vibration-absorbent technology

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2015

New product released

Introduction of 1500C

2014

Word gets out

Introduction of SkyCell Temperature Monitoring System

IQPC Cool Chain Award for the “Safest System on the Market”

Swiss Economic Forum and UBS “High-potential SME” quality label

2013

SkyCell arrives on the market

Introduction of 770C

GS1 Swiss Logistics Award

Introduction of SkyCell
Transport Partner

C-level Management

Richard
Ettl

CEO

Nico
Ros

CTO

Marrie
Groeneveld

CCO

Emanuel
Schär

CFO

Board of Directors

Patrick
Chollet

Member of the Board

Finance & Tax expert

Richard
Ettl

Member of the Board
Co-Founder SkyCell

Serial Entrepreneur in Switzerland

Sigi
Föhn

Member of the Board

Swiss Tech Investor,
Owner of Peak Consulting,
Previously CEO Rieter China,
MD Hilti USA

Hugo
Harrod

Member of the Board

Life Sciences Investor,
Partner MVM Partners

Uys
Meyer

Member of the Board

Tech Investor,
Hedge Fund Pioneer,
Founder Blue Alpha

Dirk
Reich

Member of the Board

Board Member Panalpina,
Previously CEO Cargolux Airlines, Management K+N Group

Nico
Ros

Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder SkyCell

Serial Entrepreneur in Switzerland

Dr. Jack
Tanaka

Member of the Board

Partner MVM Partners,
Former Strategy and
Private Equity Adviser,
Bain and Co.

Dr. Andrew
Thomas

Member of the Board

Managing Partner,
Helvetica Capital,
Former Global VP Roche

Career

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