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Croatian smart bench company wins Deloitte’s fastest growing rising star award 

Include’s Steora smart bench (Include)

Croatian smart bench manufactures Include has been named the fastest growing company of Central Europe in Rising Stars category by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program. 

Include, who is behind the hugely successful Steora smart benches which continue to be placed all over the globe, are the first Croatian company to win in this category after growing a massive 1950% in the last three years of business operations.

CEO Ivan Mrvoš collects the award (Include)

Founded by young innovator Ivan Mrvoš (22) in Solin near Split on the Croatian coast, Include have quickly become one of Europe’s leading producers of smart street furniture with over 800 benches in 36 markets around the world and are involved in many major ‘Smart City’ projects and have made their presence known in 250 cities and municipalities across five continents. 

“Back in 2014, we started out with modest initial capital and big vision – to build the largest smart street furniture production company in this part of Europe. Four years later, with 35 highly skilled employees and products placed in 39 global markets, we can proudly say that winning the Deloitte Rising Stars award is one of our company’s greatest accomplishments so far,” Include said. 

Steora smart bench (Photo: Include)

Currently, the benches, which manufactured in Solin at their 2,000m2 facility, can be found in all corners of the world, including Croatia, Australia, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA, UK, Portugal, Qatar, and Dubai.

Ivan Mrvoš (Facebook)

Criteria for Rising Star

Deloitte ranks companies that show great potential but are too new to meet the minimum of four years in operation criterion for the main Fast 50 category. Companies must have exceeded €30,000 in each of the last three years (2015 – 2017).

See the full report and awards here. 

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