Croatian company Include is continuing their invasion around the world with their Steora smart bench – which they describe as the world’s best smart street bench.
Include have broken into the developed Swedish market and are continuing to place more and more smart benches around the Scandinavia nation.
“There are now 30 smart benches in 10 cities across Sweden,” Include said.
Already more than 360 Steora smart benches have been installed in 21 countries on 4 continents and in 5 capital cities. Recently they sent a shipment of 36 benches to Australia.
The Steora smart bench is a solar-powered bench with multiple functionalities, including wireless and USB charging, free wi-fi, ambiental lighting, a cooling system for the seating, and 15 smart sensors.
The benches can be installed anywhere as long as it exposed to some natural light. Over the day all energy goes into a strong battery system which ensures that the bench can work normally even if there is no sun for few days.
Include founder and smart bench developer Ivan Mrvoš has been hugely successful since he developed and installed the first smart bench in his hometown of Solin in 2015.
In the same year, Ivan and his friend sold and produced 25 benches for 3 countries and made a total revenue of €40.000, and now have expanded into 21 countries around the world, including Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, USA, Qatar, Dubai, Albania, and Montenegro.