Orbital Systems, Malmo-based startup with eco-friendly shower solution, signed its first client in healthcare sector – Kristianstad’s Central Hospital, reports 8till5. Two showers will be installed in the therapy pool area, where the showers are used by about 100 people on daily basis. Innovative shower technology by Orbital Systems helps to save up to 90% of water and 80% of energy as well as purify the water from dangerous bacteria and viruses, which makes it a perfect fit for the hospital environment.
“We are proud to be part of the development towards a sustainable healthcare in Sweden and we see that our shower technology really makes a big difference,” says Jakob Nielsen, Business Development Director of Orbital Systems.
Sten Velander, environmental strategist at Skånevård Kryh, one of Region Skåne’s four health administrations, sees shower installation as an investment. It is expected to pay off within 3 years through lower water and energy expenses as well as lower need for antibacterial maintenance.
Orbital Systems’ eco-friendly showers have been previously installed in a number of publicly owned facilities in Sweden, Sweden’s largest construction company, the Swedish Armed Forces, a refugee centre, a football stadium, a luxury hotel and several sports and aquatics centres. And within first six months of commercial launch the eco-friendly showers managed to help saving 1 million liters of water.
Inspired by NASA technologies and born out of Lund’s Engineering University Orbital Systems were launched under the mentorship of Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. In spring the company took in €4.3 million in series A round, extending the list of company investors.