Sensebit acquires Visy Oy, a market leading supplier of software systems for image recognition and automation in the transportation infrastructure market. Visy’s system is used by industrial companies as well as ports and terminal operators in 25 countries. As part of the Sensebit group, Visy further strengthens its technical platform and will be able to offer customers within the road vertical complete solutions for data collection and intelligent transport systems (ITS). Visy management invests in the joint group. Helix Kapital remains as majority owner and NEA Partners joins as minority owner.

Sensebit, together with its subsidiary Trafikia, is the Nordic market leader in traffic data collection and analysis. The company offers system integration services with its proprietary hardware and software solutions. It serves public sector customers including national road authorities, municipalities, as well as private customers in the Nordic region, Germany, and a dozen other export markets. The company has 30 employees with offices in Stockholm (head office), Gothenburg, Uppsala, Luleå, Härnösand, Jönköping and Cologne, Germany.

Visy, founded in 1994, is a leading global supplier of software for image recognition and automation in the transportation infrastructure market. Visy’s customers include industrial companies, ports, and terminal operators as well as border control authorities in 25 countries. The company has 30 employees and is headquartered in Tampere, Finland.

“Visy has established itself as a global leader in intelligent transportation systems where our IRIS OCR platform is leading in its field. The company possesses deep expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence related to image analysis within transportation. We look forward to team up with Sensebit and to jointly develop the business across the Nordic region and globally. As a joint group, we will be able to offer integrated solutions for our customers based on our companies’ leading-edge technologies” says Petri Granroth, CEO of Visy.

”Sensebit was founded with the purpose of developing the next generation of technologies to enable intelligent transportation systems. We are today the leading Nordic provider of solutions for data collection and analysis of traffic data. Now we take the next step in our strategic roadmap together with Visy. Both companies come from similar corporate cultures where we have focused on providing solutions for our customers that solve their needs for making infrastructure intelligent and automated. Our solutions complement each other well and we will be able to offer integrated solutions to customers based on industry leading technologies within intelligent transportation systems” says Fredrik Zettergren, CEO of Sensebit.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Sensebit:
Fredrik Zettergren, CEO
Mobile: +46 70 552 96 07

Visy:
Petri Granroth, CEO
Mobile: +358 500 891794

Helix Kapital:
Joakim Karlsson, Partner
Mobile: +46 73 390 44 35

 

About Sensebit:
Sensebit, together with its subsidiary Trafikia, is the Nordic market leader in traffic data collection and analysis. The company offers system integration services with its proprietary hardware and software solutions. The company has own offices throughout Sweden and in Germany. Please visit  publicdev.sensebit.se for additional information.

About Visy:
Visy, is a global supplier of software for image recognition and automation in the transportation infrastructure market. Visy’s customers include industrial companies, ports, and terminal operators as well as border control authorities in 25 countries. Please visit www.visy.fi for additional information.

About Helix Kapital:
Helix Kapital is a growth-oriented investment company focused on the SME segment and active in Sweden and the Nordic region. Please visit www.helixkapital.se for additional information.

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