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EVRY acquires NetRelations and becomes a leading player in digital business

(Stockholm, 27 October 2016) EVRY and the fast-growing digital agency NetRelations are uniting to become one of the leading players in digital business in Sweden. The parties are establishing their place in the rapidly growing digital market by having a broad offering and the strongest team in Sweden. 

 

Image: Kenneth Karlsson, CEO of NetRelations and Daniel Rundgren, SVP and Head of region south, EVRY Sweden, are confident that the combination of NetRelations and EVRY will result in one of Sweden’s leading providers of digital solutions. 

Digitalisation is completely changing business, industry and the public sector in Sweden. In order to be a proactive partner that creates significant value for its customers throughout this change process, EVRY and NetRelations have decided to come together.

Thanks to their shared specialist expertise, EVRY and NetRelations will be able to take full responsibility for customers’ digital transformations, not only at the strategic level, but also at the tactical and operational levels.

EVRY and NetRelations will have a total of over 400 committed employees with specialist expertise in business development, strategy, experience design and project management as well as strong expertise in technology, which will allow them to optimally implement solutions for customers.

“NetRelations is passionate about creating digital solutions with a good user interface that create measurable benefits for customers. Together with EVRY, we become one of the leading players in Sweden. We will be strongly focused on innovation and development, and through long-term partnership will ensure that our customers achieve successful digital transformations”, comments Kenneth Karlsson, CEO of NetRelations.

EVRY’s digital focus has accelerated quickly under its new owners and new management. Through strategic partnerships with global cloud providers and the creation of the EVRY Strategic Design Lab, the company has taken a big leap forwards in terms of its transformation. Its acquisition of NetRelations will strengthen its expertise and enable it to continue to deliver business value to its customers.

“Working together gives EVRY and NetRelations an entirely new ability to get things done. We become a leader in the digital area, which is of strategic importance to our customers. We will increasingly be associated with providing innovative services that create significant value. We also gain a dedicated team of skilled employees that will work proactively in collaboration with our customers”, comments Fredrik Almén, EVP for EVRY Sweden.

Industry 4.0 is changing society
The digital transformation is an important step for companies looking for advantages in a highly-competitive market. Digitalisation is consequently an increasingly important topic on managers’ agendas.

Consumers are spending increasing amounts of time researching products on the internet before making a purchase, and so less time on traditional shop visits. Ecommerce is becoming the dominant channel for all sales to consumers and business customers. This means that the digital relationships companies have with their customers need to become stronger, more interactive and better integrated with the physical dimension.

Both NetRelations and EVRY have over many years created targeted commercial solutions and services such as websites, ecommerce solutions, intranets and mobile solutions. By combining their forces, EVRY and NetRelations become one of the largest partners for market-leading solutions including Episerver, Microsoft, Celum and Inriver.

EVRY Sverige AB will own all the shares in NetRelations of Scandinavia AB with effect from 1 November 2016. NetRelations will continue to be an independent company with Kenneth Karlsson as CEO and Jan Kjellberg as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development.

For more information, visit: http://digital.evry.com

Contact persons:

Fredrik Almén, EVP EVRY Sweden, +46 (0) 10 588 00 00
Kenneth Karlsson, CEO NetRelations, +46 (0) 70 669 61 21
Geir Remman, VP Corporate Communications EVRY, +47 970 55 017


About EVRY
EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic region and has a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its insight, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technical expertise with a local delivery model and international strength. EVRY has some 9,000 employees and the company is committed to demonstrating that Nordic customers are best served by a supplier that understands Nordic business from the inside. EVRY reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion.

About NetRelations
Since 2000, we have been passionate about creating digital solutions: content managed websites, e-commerce solutions, mobile solutions and intranets that put the user experience first and create results for our clients. At our three offices in Sweden we are about 100 passionate employees including strategists, interaction designers, graphic designers, system developers, testers, interface developers and project managers.

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