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IoT house Haltian acquires new Empathic Building service to complete its smart building solutions

IoT house Haltian acquires new Empathic Building service to complete its smart building solutions

Finnish IoT and product development house Haltian has agreed on buying of the Empathic Building solution from digital services and software company TietoEVRY. Empathic Building becomes a part of Haltian’s IoT business. Haltian’s international IoT networks will give a push for the international growth of the Empathic Building solution and complete Haltian smart building solutions.

The companies have worked together with smart offices for a long time.

“The acquisition of the Empathic Building service is a natural next step 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.” Haltian CEO and co-founder Pasi Leipälä says. “Together with the Empathic Building team, we will use the data collected from working environments and make offices smart, user-friendly and empathic all over the world,” Leipälä continues.

CEO & co-founder, Pasi Leipälä signs Empathic Building papers, joined by CTO & co-founder Jyrki Okkonen as a member of the Board

“Thanks to our long-term collaboration, Haltian is a natural home for Empathic Building’s further development. 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 all our customers, including now also TietoEVRY,” Says Tomi Teikko, who will continue to be responsible for the Empathic Building business after it transfers to Haltian. “We have always been open to co-operating with different application and device providers, and this will remain our strength in the future as well.” Teikko continues. Empathic Building installations are already found in 16 different countries.

Smart offices make working smoother

Empathic Building is a human-centric smart building solution that started as an internal startup at TietoEVRY. Empathic Building applications are based on the data collected from the facilities. The purpose of the service is the make daily working life easier by helping employees thrive, co-operate and perform better. The solution includes a digital twin of the facilities; a virtual map from which one can, for example, see free meeting rooms and workspaces.

Smart solutions can also make offices safer.

“Right now, a safe return to the office is an important topic everywhere. Smart solutions give the user a view to the number of people in the office and free workstations can be booked with the application from home. These kinds of solutions will help the return to the office significantly.” Leipälä says.

”We are proud to take Finnish high-tech knowledge out into the world. Empathic Building is an impressive service and with it, Haltian will have a formidably wide offering for smart offices and buildings,” Leipälä concludes.

More info:

Pasi Leipälä, CEO & Co-founder, Haltian Oy,, +358 40 5434579

TietoEVRY Communications,, +358 40 570 4072

About Haltian

Haltian has been providing device manufacturers with world-class product design and engineering services since 2012. Thingsee, the proven IoT technology platform developed by Haltian, enables faster IoT launches for mass-scale deployments. 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:

About TietoEVRY

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.