Acando Norway acquires Inventas

    16 October 2018

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Ohlsson, Head of Marketing and Communications Acando Sweden, +46 704 134179, anna.ohlsson@acando.com
    Marianne Røgeberg, Head of Marketing and Communications Acando Norway, +47 902 60813, marianne.rogeberg@acando.no

    Acando Norway has purchased all shares in the design and product development company Inventas AS.

    Inventas AS (www.inventas.no) is a consulting agency that offers design services within innovation, product design, service design, product development, simulation and production. The company was founded in 1997 and originated from NTNU in Trondheim. Since its establishment, the business has grown organically from having five to over sixty employees in the present. 

    Inventas consists of designers and product developers with backgrounds from both industrial design and engineering. The company has six regional offices; in Trondheim, Molde, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Oslo.

    A wide-ranging and unique innovation and design environment on the Norwegian market

    - Inventas fits in very well with Acando’s strategy “Technology driven – Behavior centric”. We are driven by how technology can change society and the way we live our lives, but it's the user's ability and desire to use the technology that creates true value. With the acquisitions recently made, Acando now operates the entire range from award-winning industrial design to programming and heavy analytical skills. This gives us a unique position in the upcoming digitalization of industry and Internet of Things, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO, Acando Norway.

    - More and more physical objects are connected to the Internet, they communicate with each other and process available information. Inventas is the best at designing physical products with built in technology. We wanted a partner with deep knowledge in data processing with cloud-based solutions, AI and digital user interfaces, as our customers want systems that are connected and make use of digital solutions on all levels. We have found a perfect match in Acando. They have extensive expertise in everything from chip programming to the development of large business systems. Together we create the complete offering, says Einar Kolderup Selvig, founder of Inventas.

    Earlier this year Acando acquired Agree2 and September BI. Through acquisitions and strong organic growth, Acando now has 420 employees in Norway. 

    About Acando:
    Acando is the consulting company who with equal parts of technical excellence and insight into human behavior - innovates, streamlines and mobilizes organizations for sustainable change. The Group has approximately 2000 employees allocated over five countries. Acando had sales of more than 2,4 billion SEK in 2017 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.