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our history.

From the very start, Semcon has been all about the people behind the technology: Our colleagues, customers, partners and end users. This is how we can support companies and organisations all around the world in creating solutions that actually make a difference. For people and for our planet.


  • 1980 Semcon was founded in Västerås. The name is an abbreviation of Scandinavian Engineering and Marketing Consultants.

  • 1983 Expansion to more locations and fields of competence begins.

  • 1985 Head office moves to Göteborg.

  • 1994 International expansion starts with operations in the UK.

  • 1997 Semcon listed on the stock exchange.

  • 2007 Acquisition of IVM Automotive with operations in Germany and Brazil as well as Caran with operations in Sweden and India.

  • 2012 Acquisition of Germany-based product information company Comet.

  • 2013 Extensive organisational changes towards a market-oriented structure within engineering services.

  • 2015 Norway-based Kongsberg Devotek, active in engineering and development services, becomes wholly owned by Semcon.

  • 2016 Launch of new communication strategy and positioning.

  • 2017 Divestment of the German operations in Engineering Services in February.

  • 2018 Acquisition of the German product information company Haas-Publikationen.

  • 2019 Semcon’s largest business area, Engineering Services, was restructured and changed name to Engineering & Digital Services.

  • 2020 Semcon acquired Sweden-based Xtractor, active in digital training solutions, in March. In October, Semcon’s Indian operations were divested.

  • 2021 Semcon acquired Swedish IT companies Squeed and Tedsys, and UK company Walkgrove with operations in digital learning.

  • 2022 Semcon acquires sustainability consultancy company Goodpoint. In November, Semcon was taken private by Ratos AB (publ) and de-listed from Nasdaq Stockholm.

  • 2023 The business area Semcon Product Information is separated from Semcon, and becomes Aleido, a standalone company fully owned by Ratos.