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Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience

Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from Mount Kelvin. Ensto Workspaces is a smart lighting control solution that improves employee experience by making light personalized. Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from control system supplier Mount Kelvin, while also investing in Mount Kelvin. Ensto continues to develop the innovative lighting control solution now called Ensto Workspaces.

"Ensto Workspaces is an open IoT solution that provides lighting control and superior conversion flexibility, as well as other value-added services such as office utilization rate measurement, presence information and, in the future, other services that bring added value", says Jukka Tiitu, President of Ensto Smart Buildings business unit. The solution utilizes Wirepas Mesh technology owned by the Finnish company Wirepas. Wirepas Mesh is a software product that enables wireless IoT networking at massive scale. It is a decentralized IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate, and identify lights, sensors, assets, trackers and devices.

"It's great to get a big company like Ensto to continue the technical development of the Workspaces solution and start cooperation with us", says Jakub Järvenpää, CEO of Mount Kelvin.

Making light personalized:

Toni Anttila has been appointed Head of Workspaces at Ensto. The new business is responsible for partnerships and developing and selling the new Ensto Workspaces solution. "With Ensto Workspaces, we can provide customized and easy-to-use lighting control for offices. Light plays a major role in employee satisfaction and productivity. I'm looking forward to developing a solution that creates a better employee experience", says Anttila.

The new solution makes light personalized as to employees' needs and preferences. In practice, this means that the working environment is adapted to the needs of the employees and not the other way around.

Ensto Workspaces provides Ensto's customers the opportunity to create a work environment of the future where each employee's personal comfort and experience is a priority. Additional information can be found at www.mountkelvin.com/workspaces

Additional information:
•    Toni Anttila, Head of Workspaces, Ensto Finland Oy,
      toni.anttila@ensto.com, p. 044 328 5344
•    Jukka Tiitu, President of Ensto Smart Buildings business unit, Ensto Oy,
      jukka.tiitu@ensto.com, p. 0400 292 929
•    Jakub Järvenpää, CEO, Mount Kelvin Oy,
      jakub.jarvenpaa@mountkelvin.com, p. 050 575 3287

About Ensto:

Ensto designs and provides smart electrical solutions to improve the safety, functionality, reliability and efficiency of smart grids, buildings and transportation. Ensto, an international technology company and a family business, was founded in 1958 and employs ca. 1,600 passionate professionals in Europe, the USA and Asia. In 2018, we generated turnover of 266 million euros. We believe in a better life with electricity and a more sustainable tomorrow. - www.ensto.com

About Mount Kelvin:

Mount Kelvin is a software company focusing on the digitalization of the interior spaces. Mount Kelvin raises the bar of hotel experience to new heights and provides hotels with modern tools to improve their operations and offering. Mount Kelvin challenges the old construction habits and systems with a remotely updateable cloud-based solution, helping buildings evolve with age. - www.mountkelvin.com

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