The capacity for electronic monitoring and remote control in the world of machines and devices fosters innovations and interest, resulting in significant changes in public and private sector operations and operational possibilities. Practices for managing production investments, producing health and well-being services, ensuring uninterrupted availability of energy, and otherwise achieving greater productivity by use of digitalisation have been revisited. Keeping up with and rapidly utilising this digitalisation-driven change requires new competencies and technologies. The challenge in utilising the change is its rapid cycle and rapidly changing technologies. Internet and communications technology solutions are becoming increasingly complex, and the co-ordination and overall management of technologies is difficult. Information security management is another challenge.

The extensive benefits and implementation challenges of electronic monitoring and remote control gave birth to Emtele. Customers have explored the benefits and implementation possibilities of utilising new business development innovations offered by the Internet.

When the company was established, customers wanted Emtele to join their strategy work. New business concepts were based on remote monitoring of machinery and devices. Remote monitoring aims at device service and maintenance prediction and business process automation. It was not possible to acquire multidisciplinary technologies needed for the implementation of customer innovations from a single supplier. To meet this need, Emtele created a business ecosystem capable of providing comprehensive solutions. The customer now specifies a turnkey solution and signs a long-term service agreement with one provider, Emtele. The agreement defines the responsibilities for the operational reliability and usability of the solution, as well as its scalability for future needs. During the service agreement, new development needs are agreed upon.


In the time of Internet, automation and digitalization yield ever larger numbers of sensor-based and connected systems and services. Integrated with business processes of both the private and public sector, they bring our customers essential and valuable information. Increasingly, devices are operated remotely and/or automatically. To these customer cases, we supply customer driven, innovative total service solutions that bring added value to our customers.  Therefore, our level of service, customer satisfaction and occupational safety must be of a high standard in order to achieve our quality goal.

The knowledge we provide shows the way to the right actions and solutions. We facilitate transitions from automation to knowledge-based prognoses. We share our customers’ risk in order to ensure reliable services, and as a partner we fulfil their development needs. We enable the changes needed to succeed in the future.

We are committed to fulfil requirements and to continuously improve our quality systems.

We are the key partner in improving our customer’s productivity and quality. Refining raw data, we speed up their processes. We take the next step from automation towards knowledge-based prediction.

Emtele’s solid core competences and very strong partner networks bring our customers quality and reliability with long term service commitments. We achieve real impact and productivity through collecting, refining, and utilizing data in an optimal way.

Board of directors

Hannu Martikainen, Chairman of the board

Dr. (Eng.), Docent

  • Geniem Ltd: Member of the Board, 2004-2006, Chairman of the Board, 2006
  • EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association): Member of the Board, 2002-2004
  • Rauma Materials Technology Ltd: Chairman of the Board, 1993-95, Member of the Board, 1995-2000

Hannu Martikainen, Chief Executive Officer, was previously Vice President, Business Development at TeliaSonera. He worked in strategic renewal projects and offering development for the company’s major customers. He has extensive expertise in the management of technologies after working as VP, Corporate Technology Management at Metso Plc. He is a member of Technology Academy Finland and also served several years as industry member of the Advisory Board of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. He has also held several positions in international marketing, business development, venturing and R&D.

Tapio Hintikka, Member of the board

M.Sc. (Eng.)

  • TeliaSonera AB (publ): Chairman of the Board, 2002-2004
  • Sonera Plc: Chairman of the Board, 2001-2002
  • Hackman Plc: CEO, 1997-2002
  • Teleste Plc: Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2001-2002, Chairman of the Board, 2003-2009
  • CapMan Plc: Member of the Board, 2004-2011
  • Evli Bank Plc: Member of the Board, 2003-2004, Vice Chairman of the Board, 2005-2010
  • Aina Group Plc: Chairman of the Board, 2006-2011

Tapio Hintikka has broad industrial-commercial business management experience with e.g. Hackman (CEO), Nokia (EXC VP) and Rauma Repola (EXC VP). He has been the architect of a number of large-scale structural business changes at national and international level. His business management experience covers several different industry and service sectors from manufacturing to ICT. He has made a number of major financial, integration and acquisition arrangements in different companies and participated in several new business development projects.

Markus Nummi, Member of the board


  • CCT ChemCoTec Ltd, Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board 1998-
  • Holdingon Ltd, CEO, Chairman of the Board 2010-
  • ETM- eurotools GmbH, Managing Director, Member of the Board 2013-
  • Kemso Ltd, Member of the Board, 2016-

Markus Nummi is an international trade professional. He has extensive experience in sales and marketing, especially in the markets of Asia, the Far East and Africa. His industry experience includes pulp and paper, recycling, and mining. He has also worked in several international business development projects, especially in Germany and Asia.

Kalle Martikainen, Member of the board

M.Sc. (Eng)

  • Patria Aviation Oy, 2001 –
    • Product Manager, 2018 –
    • Chief Product Owner
    • Product Group Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Research Engineer
    • Design Engineer

Kalle Martikainen has extensive experience in product development and product management as well as product sales and marketing in the area of critical defence and security capabilities. He has lead development of passive RF sensor systems from the first technology demonstration projects to series production and life-cycle support services. He has been involved in preparation of large supply contracts of intelligence and surveillance systems, and he has been responsible of customers’ satisfaction in various projects. He masters a wide selection of key technologies from signal processing and RF electronics to software engineering, and he is enthusiastic to apply new ideas and emerging technologies to reach the best solutions.

Hanna Ekman, Member of the board


  • Salvén & Wuorenpää Attorneys: Lawyer (2003-2007), Partner (2008-2011)
  • Ajanta Ltd: Head of Legal Affairs, Positions of trust in the Group companies 2012-2015

Hanna Ekman has acted as international trade advisor, focusing in particular in the exporting and importing of consulting services related to industrial production lines and production. In an investment company’s international conglomerate, she has been responsible for the group’s legal affairs, and in some of the group companies, corporate governance through board work. Hanna Ekman joined Emtele Ltd’s administration in 2015 after having acted as consultant for the company since 2006.

Executive board

Hannu Martikainen

Hannu Martikainen


+358 40 062 2077

Ville Sallinen

Ville Sallinen

Concept design

+358 40 744 8731

Erkki Viitala

Erkki Viitala


+358 50 595 0900

Joni Ekholm

Joni Ekholm

Business areas MUKE and FieldCom

+358 40 508 7308