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TietoEVRY sells its Empathic Building business to Haltian

21 September 2020

TietoEVRY has entered into an agreement with IoT services company Haltian for the sale of its Empathic Building business, which focuses on smart office solutions. The companies have collaborated closely in the area of smart offices also in the past.

”This is a natural step for Empathic Building after the internal startup phase. Through this transaction Empathic Building becomes a part of Haltian’s core IoT business,” says Ari Järvelä, Head of Operations, TietoEVRY.

“Haltian's IoT and data collection solutions will bring new unmatched opportunities for the further enrichment of Empathic Building's offering and its international growth. We will continue to accelerate office digitalization of Empathic Building customers, including now also TietoEVRY,” says Tomi Teikko, who will continue to be responsible for the Empathic Building business after it transfers to Haltian.

“The acquisition of the Empathic Building business is a natural move in our close collaboration as the business excellently complements our IoT services business. We are excited to jointly create new innovations to improve the user experience of work environments. Next, we will focus on ensuring a smooth transition for both employees and Empathic Building customers,” says Pasi Leipälä, President and CEO of Haltian.

Empathic Building is an intelligent building solution gathering data from the property, originally developed by TietoEVRY as an internal startup.

More information:

TietoEVRY Communications, +358 40 570 4072,

Pasi Leipälä, President and CEO Haltian, tel. +358 40 543 4579,

TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24,000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs.

Haltian is a global IoT and product development house from Finland. Thingsee, the proven IoT technology platform developed by Haltian, enables faster IoT launches for mass-scale deployments. In addition, Haltian has been providing device manufacturers with world-class product design and engineering services since 2012. In 2018, Haltian was heralded by research leader Gartner to be a Cool Vendor for its IoT services, and 2019 Haltian became an AWS Advanced Technology Partner as well as AWS IoT competency certified platform partner.

Haltian IoT customers include many global operators, such as Lindström and W.L. Gore. Haltian is also behind many global signature products, such as the Oura health ring. Its design for the Specim IQ hyperspectral imaging device won the coveted Red Dot Design Award in 2018. For more information, visit:

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