In a new report from the SCALARE project now available for download, Olle Bergman describes how the Internet of Things has changed the Husqvarna group.
The Internet of Things project Husqvarna Fleet Services started as a “skunkworks”, carried out by interested enthusiasts within Husqvarna Group. Today it inspires the whole group when the market demands “smart” devices that can exchange data with network-based systems. This is the story of how a pure hardware company became a Swedish pioneer in the IoT arena.
Husqvarna is a brand that has largely been associated with reliable hardware products not especially associated with the information society that has grown up around us. Admittedly it produced the world’s first solar-powered robotic lawnmower in 1995, but until recently it created no products that collected and processed data for transfer to other systems. It was simply a traditional product company, rather than a service.
Read more in the full report!