County Antrim firm Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) is charged up ahead of Kazakhstan’s showcase Astana Expo which is taking place from June until September 2017.
ESF was tasked with its partner, Lotz Group in Kazakhstan, to supply and install a range of innovative solar powered street furniture products for the Expo.
Through working with designers and teams from Austria, USA, Germany and Croatia, ESF has delivered mobile phone street charge units, smart flower charging units and Solaria solar benches, all enabling users to charge their phones and tablets while attending the Expo. The theme for the Expo is ‘Future Energy’ and will provide ESF with a platform to showcase its business and innovative products which highlight how to harness solar energy in new ways.
Alan Lowry, managing director of ESF said; “We were delighted to have been partnered globally with companies to develop these solar products. It is with the support of Invest NI that we are able to be involved with such a unique event and have the opportunity to show in situ our innovative products to visitors at the Expo.
“The smart flower solar products are very eye catching and in addition to stopping visitors in their tracks to see what they actually are; they also generate a substantial amount of energy which will be used to power the lights in the park that leads to the Expo. The benches and mobile phone charging units not only enable visitors to charge up their phones, cameras and tablets but they also provide real time weather information which is always useful.”
The company is now exporting to over twenty countries including the Middle East, USA and Australia and has seen significant growth in terms of the products it supplies to an international market. ESF has successfully developed from servicing the local market with street furniture to diversifying its products utilising solar and innovative technology and creative themed furniture for new markets. The company is looking forward to attending the Astana Expo this summer.