The Internet of Things


Industrial revolution - characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products

Thanks to digital development, products become increasingly advanced, and services and business models can be built around products in entirely new ways. The interaction between companies, suppliers, partners and customers becomes even more efficient when information passes through the value chain through seamlessly connected data systems.

Companies are investing heavily in Internet of Things solutions. Right now, there is talk of an approaching fourth industrial revolution that is further accelerated by technological development. The number of devices linked to each other through the web has been estimated to grow to 50 billion by the year 2020. The competitiveness of Finnish industry is facing challenges, and it is therefore crucial for it to succeed in the digital change in industry.


Digital factories 2020

What will the manufacturing industry look like in the future?

Digitalisation is high on the agenda of the top management of industrial companies: according to the Digital Factories 2020 publication, nine industrial companies out of ten are investing in the digitalisation of factories. Keys to success include digital concepts and technologies such as preventive maintenance, connected sensors or 3D printing. On their journey towards digitalisation, companies also face challenges, as one half of the respondents in our survey believe that employees are not open to digital change and that there is no genuine digital culture at their companies.

Download the publication and see the results of the survey in more detail.


Industry 4.0 self-assessment

How well is your company utilising the Internet of Things? Evaluate the level of maturity of your company’s current operation regarding the Internet of Things quickly and easily. Industry 4.0 self-assessment


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Kimmo Nieminen

Kimmo Nieminen

Partner, Advisory and Markets Leader, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7504

Sami Karttunen

Sami Karttunen

Operations Consulting, Manufacturing services lead, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 50 337 3932

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