Welcome to IT

We pride ourselves in providing customers the best possible service, a diverse but integrated range of solutions and services, a competent and innovative professional staff, and proven managerial skills. Our operations are certified by the international quality and security standard ISO 27001. Our solutions are used by a diverse group of customers in the public and private sectors.

Advania covers information technology from A to Z, offering its customers a one-stop-shop for integrated IT services and solutions.

  • 1.100 employees, 17 offices in 3 countries: Iceland, Norway and Sweden

  • Over 10,000 clients in the public and private sectors in the Nordics and Europe

  • 70 years of technology service to businesses

History

Advania traces its roots all the way back to 1939 when the company EJS was founded in Iceland. EJS eventually became a dominant IT business in Iceland and a core component of what would later become Advania. Another big step in the Advania story was the founding of Skýrr by the Icelandic government and the city of Reykjavik in 1952. It‘s purpose was to introduce and lead computing and record keeping in Iceland. Skýrr was later privatized in 1995.

Advania is a leading nordic IT company which offers diverse services and solutions, hosting and data center services

In 2009 – 2011 the following Icelandic companies were merged under the Skýrr brand: Skýrr, Kögun, Landsteinar Strengur, Eskill, EJS and Teymi. During this period Hands AS in Norway and Kerfi AB in Sweden became Skýrr subsidiaries.

In January 2012 Skýrr and HugurAx in Iceland, Kerfi in Sweden and Hands in Norway merged under one name: Advania. The company has a staff of 1.100 and operates in three countries.

In 2014 the Swedish investment group AdvInvest acquired a majority stake in Advania from the Iceland Enterprise Investment Fund (IEIF). In 2015 AdvInvest acquired remaining shares from IEIF.

Society and Environment

Advania has several programs and partnerships in all the countries it operates in. Here are some of the bigger and more long standing programs.

Children With Cancer Supporting Trust in Iceland

Icelandic children under the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with cancer receive a Dell laptop computer to assist them with schoolwork and facilitate communication with family and friends. Advania runs the IT systems of the trust.

Reykjavik University

Partnership to increase the number of graduates in business intelligence, management, and information technology by providing financial support and working closely with the university in teaching, development of courses and disseminating knowledge.

The Icelandic Handball Association

Advania has partnered with the Icelandic Handball Association and provides IT services and software development for the association‘s websites amongst other things.

Advania supports a number of causes which benefit the community and environment

Médecins Sans Frontières

Advania has supported MSF or Doctors Without Borders, which is an international humanitarian-aid NGO and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Environmental Policy

At Advania, we follow strict policies to ensure that we comply with environmental regulations. Furthermore, we strive to minimize our ecological footstep through several initiatives.

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

When it is feasible, Advania conserves natural resources by using recycled materials and supplies. Advania encourages and supports the sustainable use of renewable natural resources and urges partners and suppliers to develop, manufacture, and market products that are safe for their intended use.

Making Environmental Stewardship Part of Our Business Relationships

We strive to incorporate our environmental principles into our business relationships. We seek similar commitments to the environment from our major suppliers. We participate in industry groups to set industry standards on environmental practices. We strive to keep our customers informed about our efforts and welcome their feedback

Continually Improving our Performance

We set objectives and targets to ensure continuous improvement in our environmental performance. Advania values employee contributions to our environmental initiatives. We regularly review our business activity and assess our environmental programs, practices, and goals to evaluate progress and identify areas in which we can make further improvement.

Demonstrating Responsibility to Our Stakeholders

We engage our stakeholders about our objectives and targets, and we periodically communicate our progress to the board of directors, shareholders and customers.

Management & Corp. Governance

When it comes to corporate governance, Advania aims to strengthen company infrastructure and increase outwards transparency.

Exemplary in corparate governance

Advania has been awarded the nomination “Exemplary in Corporate Governance” both in 2013 and 2014. The Iceland Chamber of Commerce (Viðskiptaráð Íslands), Confederation of Icelandic Employers (Samtök atvinnulífsins), NASDAQ OMX Iceland (Kauphöll Íslands) and the Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Iceland award the nomination and the objective is to promote discussion and actions that strengthen good corporate governance.

The recognition is granted following a formal assessment by the Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Iceland in the conduct of the Board of Directors and management with the aim to increase credibility and transparency with respect to shareholders and other interested parties.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors was re-elected during the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Advania. The following sit on the Board of Directors:

Thomas Ivarsson
Bengt Engström
Birgitta Stymne Göransson

Company transparency and available information

The objective of Advania corporate governance statement is to strengthen the company’s infrastructure and increase the transparency of its activity and ensure necessary dissemination of information for that purpose. The corporate governance statement includes improved responsibility of Advania towards shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and society as a whole. Advania reports news on its activities on the company website.

Our offices

Advania is a leading Nordic IT company which offers diverse services and solutions which include software, ERP systems, consulting, hardware, IT operations, hosting and data centre services. Advania covers information technology from A to Z, offering its customers a one-stop-shop for integrated IT services and solutions.

Sweden

Advania is one of the strongest and most comprehensive system integrators in Sweden. We help our clients in the areas of IT outsourcing, process automation, contact center and IT infrastructure and integration solutions. In 2014 Advania Sweden was ranked as one of the highest of all IT vendors delivering most value to their customers.

Iceland

Advania in Iceland offers a one stop shop for everything related to IT. This includes ERP systems, software and system integration, IT operations, hosting, cloud and data center services, web solutions and consulting.