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Our innovative robot vision and Artificial Intelligence technology platform VOCA EngineTM has been powering applications in the industry since 2014, and has been continuously developed for more than a decade. It is specifically designed to exert different levels of digitalization and autonomous machine control, and is continually updated with new features, algorithms and support options.

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Below is a selection of tools, applications, projects and technologies powered by VOCA EngineTM

Our technology platform is available for integration and licensing by partners and clients. It is continuously developed further with new functionality, and by integrating VOCA EngineTM in your own machines and processes, you can be sure to stay up-to-date with the core AI, vision and control technology.

We can also provide turn-key solutions including hardware sensors, compute devices, installation & commissioning services.

Please contact us if you want to discuss potential use in your projects and products.


The majority shareholders of VOCA AS can be found by clicking the link below.

The shares of VOCA are VPS registered.
ISIN: NO 001 0649304
Number of shares: 40 766 424

Our Investors


Stig Larsen

Chair of the Board

Stig Larsen LinkedIn

Mr. Larsen has worked several years as an auditor, and was up to 2020 partner i KPMG. His role now involves supporting companies to scale and grow, and started as Chair of the Board of VOCA during spring 2021.

Kjell Skappel

Board Member

Kjell Skappel LinkedIn

Founder, partner and managing director of Stavanger Venture. Managing Director of TD Veen AS. Investor and boardmember in several technology companies. Kjell has previously held the position Regional Director for Europe-North in Cisco Systems and TANDBERG.

Gunnar Hvammen

Board Member

Gunnar Hvammen

Mr. Hvammen has a degree from Norwegian Business School (BI). He has been an independent founder, investor, CEO and board member in numerous companies, including S.D. Standard Drilling Plc, Songa Offshore ASA and Spectrum ASA.

Tom Fidjeland

Board Member

Tom Fidjeland LinkedIn

CEO of GCE Node. More than 30 years experience from mainly oil and gas related companies in Norway. Special competence in strategy, management of change and technology. Held the position as Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing – Drilling Systems at Cameron, Houston for several years. Before Cameran, Fidjeland has 20 years of experience from NOV, last years as Vice President Drilling Equipment Engineering.

Torbjørn Engedal

Managing Director & Board Member

Torbjørn Engedal LinkedIn

Founder and managing director of VOCA, founder and CTO of Optilift. Holds an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU, Norway. Engedal has 20 years experience with industrial research and development, main competencies within computer vision, robot technologies and industrial computer systems.

Camilla B. Nylund

Managing Director of Optilift AS

Camilla B. Nylund LinkedIn

Several years of experience in sales and marketing, and has been account manager for major oil companies during previous employments. Nylund is experienced in delivering complex solutions that involves  improvement of work processes at customer sites. She also has experience in HR, recruitment and business development.

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Head of Finance and Compliance

Ann Kristin Hilleren

Holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Agder (Høgskolen i Agder), Norway. Hilleren has extensive experience within financial- and HR roles, and has worked for a number of companies in Norway, leading or assisting management with financial reporting and planning.

Arild Finne

Team Lead Software Development

Arild Finne

Holds an MSc within Computer Science from University of Agder, Norway. Has extensive experience as both a software developer, team lead and product champion. Before he joined VOCA, Arild worked for more than a decade at Identec Solutions, developing track-and-trace solutions for personnel- and equipment-tracking.

Harald Nøkland

Senior Robotics Engineer

Harald Nøkland

Holds an MSc within control engineering from NTNU, institute of Engineering Cybernetics (Norway) and a BSc within automation from UiO (Norway). Extensive experience from design, implementation and delivery of perception- and control algorithms for robotic systems.

Albert Geldenhuys

Mechanical Designer

Albert Geldenhuys

Albert Geldenhuys has extensive experience in mechanical design of tools and products for the oil and gas industry. His background is among other from designing, testing and commissioning of drilling machines and equipment at Cameron Sense (Schlumberger).

Jakob Lunde

Mechatronics Engineer

Jakob Lunde

Holds an MSc within Mechatronics from the University of Agder, Norway. Lunde is specialized within automated control of machines, utilising state of the art sensor technology. Among other, he has experience with robotics, computer vision, embedded software development and applied mathematics.

Emiel van Dam

Senior Software Engineer

Emiel van Dam

Emiel has a BSc within International Game Architecture and Design from NHTV in Breda, The Netherlands. He is an experienced, pragmatic and versatile full stack developer with extensive experience within C++.

Terje Leira

Senior Software Developer

Terje Leira

Terje holds a MSc within ICT from Univerity of Agder, Norway. He is an senior software engineer with extensive experience in both embedded development, C++ and development of certification systems.

Henrik Brådland

Software Engineer

Henrik Brådland

Henrik has a MSc within ICT from University of Agder, Norway, with a focus on AI for industrial applications. He also has a BSc within mechatronics, robotics and automation from the University of Agder.

Arild Bårdsen


Arild Bårdsen

Holds a MSc in Business Administration and an MBA in Strategic Management. Bårdsen has more than 30 years experience from management, operations and finance in Norwegian industrial business and offshore business.

Latest news

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Norwegian newspaper DN covers VOCA growth

- Our goal is to reduce personnel risk and increase efficiency and profitability for our clients, says VOCA Managing Director Torbjørn Engedal in a new DN-article.

PSA-report: Unwanted crane related incidents on the Norwegian continental shelf on the rise

- Use of new crane system technology from VOCA subsidiary Optilift could lower numbers significantly, CEO argues.

VOCA subsidiary Optilift partners with crane company Alpa

The VOCA subsidiary Optilift AS has formed a strategic partnership with Alpa AS to offer stronger crane products and service to the market.

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  • Andøyfaret 15
  • 4623 Kristiansand
  • Norway


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