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Elisa and camLine to provide data and AI-driven intelligent manufacturing solutions globally


Elisa and German-based industrial software provider camLine Group have signed an agreement in which Elisa acquires the camLine Group. The combination of two strong industrial software players with unique offering provides value for customers and speeds up growth in new markets.

Smart manufacturing is a fast-growing software market, where Elisa has been delivering Smart Factory solutions for over five years. Elisa’s Smart Factory, consisting of 2D/3D dashboards, machine learning and smart Lockout Tagout  solution, is based on its proven data analytics, data integration, and AI capabilities from Elisa’s telecom heritage.​   

camLine is a software solution provider for manufacturing industry with strong focus on MES, quality and operational excellence. The company has a global customer base, including semiconductor and electronics manufacturers, solar industry, advanced materials and medical devices. camLine has over 30 years of experience and 220 professionals in 8 countries, and its solutions are being used by customers in over 350 factories worldwide. Their flexible and easily configurable system provides comprehensive solution to increase productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.

Joining forces speeds up camLine’s growth further by adding machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3D functionalities to its offering, as well as industrial software growth of both companies in the manufacturing industry by a more comprehensive product portfolio.  

camLine’s CEO, Heinz Linsmaier: “We are excited to join Elisa who is a strong partner giving continuity and further growth. Their technological and machine learning know-how is impressive, and they have the capabilities to support companies through the digitalisation journey in manufacturing. Together we have ambitious goals, Elisa’s unique offering and ML/AI capabilities will help us become more competitive in the growing smart factory market.”​  

The acquisition is consistent with Elisa’s strategy to grow digital businesses internationally and to accelerate the Elisa Industrial Software business. camLine will operate as an independent subsidiary supported by Elisa’s resources and capabilities, and the current management continues in their roles.   

“The acquisition will speed up Elisa industrial software business growth in several industries. camLine has deep industrial expertise, long-term customer relationships and strong market position. Elisa Smart Factory solutions with ML/AI capabilities complement camLine’s offering. This combination gives us opportunity to provide unique value for the customers and speeds up growth for both solutions,” says Lasse Nordlund, VP Elisa Industrial IoT.

About Elisa: 

Elisa is a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services. We serve approximately 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers, and have over 6.3 million subscriptions in our extensive network. Cooperation with Vodafone and Tele2, among others, enables globally competitive services. Our core markets are Finland and Estonia, and we also provide digital services for international markets. Elisa’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2019, our revenue was EUR 1.84 billion euros, and we employed 4,900 people. As a responsible Finnish market leader, our operations are guided by continuous improvement. We will be a carbon neutral company from 2020 onwards. Further information on  

About camLine: 

camLine provides software solutions for manufacturing of high-tech industries. The system house develops and markets its own product suite LineWorks. In particular with the leading Quality Data Management System LineWorks SPACE and Recipe Management. camLine is well-known in the semiconductor and related industries.  Due to the general approach with LineWorks, camLine addresses further more discrete, continuous, and mixed forms of manufacturing. These industry-specific deployments focus on advanced strategies to improve Quality Assurance (QA) and process integrity, production logistics, efficiency (OEE). The LineWorks MES covers all the requirements of Industry 4.0. For manufacturers of discrete medical products and medical devices, camLine offers all-in-one solutions that are built on  InFrame Synapse software. Numerous installations are present in the medical, solar and other industries. Technological innovation efficiency is supported by XperiDesk software that aims at streamlining technology development and provides pioneering cooperation opportunities of R&D with the production.  Cornerstone is camLine’s engineering analytics application to explore and analyze data as well as plan and execute the Design of Experiments (DoE). camLine as a solution partner, has been offering its software and services globally for more than 30 years. For more information, please visit

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