The world's first online tool shed
Husqvarna Battery Box is the world’s first online tool shed where Husqvarna offers their premium tools on a pay-per-use basis. The entire process, from booking and payment to electronically unlocking the tool-shed, is managed digitally with an app.
Digital technology is rapidly transforming the world and the way people interact. Technology is reshaping the way we think, live our lives, consume and socialise. This opens up new possibilities, new ways of reasoning and new solutions that simplify our day-to-day lives. Concepts such as environmental awareness, sustainability, the sharing economy and mobility are revolutionising traditional approaches to consumption and ownership.
People are already sharing homes and cars. To share products that are only used occasionally, like a hedge-trimmer, makes a lot of sense for some users. When Husqvarna wanted to create the world's first online tool shed, HiQ was assigned to develop the mobile app and construct the system that brings the technology together.
The online tool-shed is 24 square metres in size and contains 30 recently serviced premium tools. Homeowners manage the entire process digitally, from booking and payment to electronically unlocking the tool-shed. All enabled by a mobile app. Husqvarna Battery Box is the result of collaboration between Husqvarna, HiQ, Telenor Connexion, Flex and Zuora.
Being able to rent electric-powered tools on a pay-per-use basis doesn’t only make life simpler for individual users – it’s also environmentally friendly and highly positive in terms of the world we wish to bestow to future generations, which makes this project highly relevant.
Husqvarna Battery Box is proof of our commitment to explore new solutions that merge innovation and sustainability, benefitting the homeowner, the community and our distribution network.
Pavel Hajman, President Husqvarna division