EVRY is the result of the 2010 merger of Norway’s two largest IT companies, EDB and ErgoGroup. This was the largest merger ever seen in the Nordic IT industry, and the fourth largest corporate merger in Norway regardless of industry.
The launch of EVRY will be the largest brand launch carried out in Norway in 2012, and the largest brand launch that has ever been carried out in the history of the Nordic IT industry. EVRY leaves behind our 50 years of history in the IT industry, while at the same time meets the challenges of tomorrow as an energetic and forward-looking company with a new brand profile.
Unlike other major IT suppliers active in Norway and the other Nordic countries, EVRY is based on strong Norwegian ownership with long traditions in Norway and the other Nordic countries. EVRY is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker code EDBASA. Norway Post and Telenor are the company’s largest shareholders.
50 years’ experience of innovation
EVRY has 50 years' history of technology and innovation. The solutions we offer today are the culmination of a major part of Norwegian IT history. Many of our solutions have played, and will continue to play, a central role in the development of the information society.
Over the course of the company’s history over 70 IT-related businesses have come together to create what is now known as EVRY. Today’s IT solutions cover the range from agriculture and municipalities, to banking and telecommunications and can trace their history back to the many companies that are now part of EVRY.
Elektronisk Databehandling AS was first established in 1962, and was owned by the Norwegian insurance industry. The company was first listed on the stock exchange in 1997 as AS EDB, and went on to merge with Telenor Programvare in 1998. Telenor has been one of its largest shareholders since this merger.
Statens Driftssentral (SDS) was first established in 1972, and its major customers included SSB (Statistics Norway), Televerket, the health sector, the Labour Directorate and the Public Roads Administration. Norway Post acquired SDS in 1997, and the company subsequently changed its name to ErgoGroup AS, with Norway Post continuing as a shareholder.
Autumn 2010 saw the merger of EDB and ErgoGroup. The merged company continues to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with Norway Post and Telenor as its main shareholders. The merged company changed its name to EVRY in March 2012.
Leading name in the Nordic region
EVRY has developed from its roots as a supplier of services for data halls, punch cards and banking applications, to become the second-largest IT group in the Nordic region. Now we offer solutions that cover the entire spectrum of business-critical IT services; ranging from consulting, development and integration through to systems management and operating services. EVRY was a pioneer in the Nordic countries for the launch of solutions for ATMs, internet banking, mobile banking and electronic card services.
EVRY first established a position in Sweden in 2001 by acquiring SJ Data, a business that can trace its roots back to 1970. We then added SYSteam in 2006, a company which had been an entrepreneur-driven business since it was first incorporated in 1984. EVRY has also added a number of other consulting and solution companies in Sweden, and the Swedish operation now has 2,600 employees.
EVRY reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion. The company has 10,000 employees and is represented in 50 towns and cities across the Nordic countries, with particular emphasis on Norway and Sweden. In addition, the company has operations in India and the Ukraine that provide significant levels of deliveries to Nordic customers in addition to serving customers in other European countries and the USA.