Drop cooks up fresh deal with Elec­trolux

Irish Independent - Business Week - - TECHNOLOGY - Adrian Weck­ler

DROP, the smart kitchen tech­nol­ogy com­pany run by Dubliner Ben Har­ris, has signed a new deal with Elec­trolux.

The com­pany has more than dou­bled its team in the past six months, grow­ing to over 30 peo­ple across of­fices in Dublin, San Fran­cisco and Zaragoza in Spain.

It has also signed a num­ber of deals with kitchen ap­pli­ance com­pa­nies such as Bosch, GE Ap­pli­ances, De’Longhi, Ken­wood and LG Elec­tron­ics.

The deals al­low over 100 dif­fer­ent machines to work with the Drop Recipes app.

“Elec­trolux is one of the world’s most rep­utable brands ... we’re ex­cited about this op­por­tu­nity to work with them to cre­ate smart kitchen prod­ucts and fea­tures that pro­vide real value, ev­ery sin­gle day, to the peo­ple who use them,” said CEO and co-founder Har­ris.

The Drop plat­form, with its Drop Recipes app, holds a va­ri­ety of step- by-step recipes that adapt to the ap­pli­ances users have in their kitchen.

Mr Har­ris added that Elec­trolux is “an ideal part­ner” as the firms “share the same pas­sion for great de­sign and great food”.

Har­ris said that the part­ner­ship is “an­other step” in the di­rec­tion of build­ing a con­nected food and cook­ing ecosys­tem which would soon al­low for a wide range of counter-top ap­pli­ances from Elec­trolux to in­te­grate with Drop’s smart-kitchen plat­form.

“We’re ex­cited to part­ner with Drop and to fur­ther ex­plore new ways of mak­ing cook­ing more sim­ple and per­son­alised for con­sumers,” said Elec­trolux head Ola Nils­son.

Ben Har­ris, CEO of Drop

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