Smart-Home IKEA invests heavily in new tech

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Smart-Home IKEA invests heavily in new tech

In 2012 IKEA initiated the project “home smart” with the ambition to incorporate digital elements and technologies into products and solutions for peoples smart-home. Since then, several products have been launched in this range.

Among them devices for wireless charging, smart lighting and – just recently – smart sound at home together with SONOS. Now IKEA has taken the strategic decision to invest even more in the smart-home area by establishing “IKEA Home-smart” as its own business unit within IKEA of Sweden.

At IKEA we want to continue to offer products for a better life at home for the many people going forward. In order to do so we need to explore products and solutions beyond conventional home furnishing,

says Björn Block, Head of the new IKEA Home smart Business Unit at IKEA of Sweden.

We have decided to invest significantly in Home Smart across IKEA to fast-forward the development. This is the biggest New Business we are establishing since the introduction of Children’s IKEA,

says Peter van der Poel, Manager IKEA Range & Supply.
IKEA has already established relationships with major digital companies and so has become a recognized player in the space of smart homes and innovation.

By working together with all other departments within IKEA, the business unit of IKEA Home smart will drive the digital transformation of the IKEA range, improving and transforming existing businesses and developing new businesses to bring more diverse smart products to the many people. We are just getting started,

ends Björn Block, Head of the new IKEA Home smart Business Unit at IKEA of Sweden.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Ikea

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