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Who we are

The future is not something that happens. It is something we create.

Atea is the market leader in IT infrastructure and related services for businesses and public-sector organizations in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Our mission is to “build the future with IT" together with our customers. We believe that information technology, combined with knowledge and creativity, can improve productivity and living standards across society.

Through the use of technology, we will contribute to more effective education in the schools. We will strengthen the work of law enforcement and healthcare to secure our common welfare. We will make local industry more competitive and give entrepreneurs the opportunity to realize their dreams. And we will support the development of society in a way that is sustainable for the environment.

Strength in our markets

With over 7,500 employees located in 85 cities, in seven European countries — Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — Atea has a powerful local presence across all of the markets we serve.

We offer a complete range of IT infrastructure products and services to make sure your organization can succeed with the use of information technology. We have over 4000 service personnel to advise and support your organization through the entire lifecycle of their IT purchases. Through the breadth and depth of our competence, we help customers to design, implement and manage the IT infrastructure upon which their organization depends.

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Making a difference with technology

Equally important, we are among the top channel partners in Europe for many of the world’s leading technology companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Lenovo, VMware, Citrix and Dell Technologies. Atea has the highest level of vendor certification across its key technology partners and is frequently recognized with awards for its performance.

Based on Atea’s unique mix of competence and technology partnerships, our customers count on us for professional insight on how to do more with IT. To that end, Atea is at the forefront of the latest technologies for mobility, collaboration and analytics, as well as IT-as-a-service and cloud computing. As a result, we help customers solve problems and get maximum productivity from their IT investments.

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Our history

For over 50 years, Atea has pursued its vision to “build the future with IT”, together with our customers. Atea’s parent company was founded in 1968 under the name Merkantildata, as a pioneer within the emerging market for information technology within Norway. The company became the largest provider of IT infrastructure and related services in Norway, and was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 1985.

The modern history of the company dates to 2006, when Merkantildata (then called Ementor) merged with Top Nordic, the largest IT infrastructure provider in Denmark.

The combined company then acquired Atea, the largest IT infrastructure provider in Sweden.

This was followed in 2007 by the acquisition of Sonex Group, the largest IT infrastructure provider in the Baltic region.

The merged company took the name Atea in 2009. Atea then took the initiative to consolidate the market further through the acquisition of more than 50 companies, building additional market presence and scale advantages in its core geographies.

Through acquisitions and organic growth, Atea has achieved an unrivaled position across the Nordic and Baltic regions, providing customers with a unique breadth of product competence and presence in all local markets.

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