1 February 2020 – Croatian smart bench company Include has opened their first office outside of Croatia in London.
Include, which was founded by young entrepreneur Ivan Mrvos in Solin near Split on the Croatian coast, has installed over 1,000 of their smart benches in over 50 global markets on five continents in more than 260 international cities. This week they opened their first office outside of Croatia in the UK.
“While everyone was talking about Brexit yesterday and the possible consequences that await us, we got involved with the announcement of the opening of our first office in London,” Mrvos said on social media. “After five years of hard work, Include in 2020 realises the plans I’ve had in my head since 2016 – to open sales offices across the EU. I am happy that the first city is London, because it is also my favourite city and the only European city in which I would live if I did not live in Croatia.”
The new Include office, which is located 10 minutes by foot from London Bridge at 25 Finsbury Circus, starts a new chapter for what is one of Croatia’s successful companies.
The company, which began its journey out of a garage in 2014, employs more than 40 professionals in R&D, sales, marketing, finance, production, and procurement departments.
Their Steora smart bench is one of the most ingenious ever designed. An advanced controller inside the bench makes battery charging possible even when the seating area is occupied and PV modules are shaded. With a super fast Wi-Fi internet connection, Steora’s main features also include chargers for charging different types of devices. The bench comes with two USB ports with ambient light for charging any type of device using USB cable.
The company in 2018 also unveiled the Monna cycling point which is a solar-powered point which comes with multiple functionalities such as bike racks and electrical sockets for charging electric bicycles, bike repairing tools, wireless charging pad and charging ports for wired phones, night illumination and data collecting.