In 1986, entrepreneur Dan Olofsson started Sigma. To stretch the limits and try to create something lasting was a fascinating challenge. Was it possible to build a consulting company wherein substantial technical expertise could be combined with the feeling of team spirit and the knowledge that it’s the team that wins? Was it possible to focus on both customers and employees while simultaneously running an effective company?
Many have made important contributions on the journey we’ve made. But even more important is how we shape future developments and how we will tackle new challenges.
For us here at Sigma, the following fundamental ideas are crucial:
- We have substantial technical expertise and we love doing business. We make a difference through our participation and dedication. We are proactive and seek out new solutions. It’s what you do that counts – not what you say. We are extremely committed to our team. The power of this becomes even stronger in that we collaborate throughout the entirety of Sigma. We are characterized by our care for each other, for our customers, and for the surrounding world. Shortly put, we are passionate about what we do.
- Our experience has taught us that it’s the ability to deliver that separates the wheat from the chaff. By undertaking interesting projects for a broad spectrum of clients, we grow as individuals and as a company. Through effectiveness in our daily work we create resources that facilitate investments, which strengthens our operations. Our energy readily serves to advance our clients’ positions. Customer trust is what provides us with new commissions, which in turn makes it possible for us to take the next step forward on our journey.
As our experience has grown, we’ve come to the realization that commitment to the challenges for society is essential. That is a part of our passion. The non-profit organization, Star for Life, is an example of this. As part of the Sigma team, we want to pull our weight not just for a good company, but for a good community as well.
It’s through “passion and execution” that Sigma makes a difference.
As a privately owned company with a long-term strategy, we make all the decisions regarding our own development. To our delight, we see more and more people joining us and together we shape the future for our company and together we make a contribution to our society.
Sigma has made a remarkable journey since its foundation in 1993. Today, the businesses originating from the original Sigma have a total of 6,000 employees.
Here’s our history, so far:
1986 Sapia AB is founded. Dan Olofsson is assigned the task of building its technical consultancy part.
1993 Dan Olofsson acquires Sapia’s technical consultancy part. The company is renamed Sigma AB.
1997 Sigma has 600 employees and is introduced to the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
2001 Sigma has 3,300 employees, and the business is converted into three new companies: Teleca (in 2008 to be acquired by the Symphony Group), Epsilon (in 2012 to be acquired by the ÅF Group), and the new Sigma.
2004 For the second year in a row, Sigma is named Best IT Consultancy by 200 major Swedish companies.
2005 Sigma’s founder Dan Olofsson initiates the Star School project (later renamed Star for Life) in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to fight HIV and aids. Sigma becomes one of the project’s sponsors.
2009 For the second time, Sigma wins the Diamond prize of Dataföreningen for being The IT Company with Best Understanding of Customers’ Needs. The first time was in 2007.
2013 Sigma is bought out from the Swedish stock exchange by its principal owner, Danir AB. Sigma then acquires Sony Mobile’s development unit for mobile hardware and connectivity in Lund. The new company is named Sigma Connectivity and becomes one of the three businesses in Sigma.
2014 Sigma forms six business areas: Sigma IT Consulting, Sigma Technology, Sigma Connectivity, Sigma Industry, Sigma Civil, and Sigma Software. New companies are founded within Sigma Industry and Sigma Civil.
2016 Sigma celebrates 30 years and has, since leaving the stock exchange 2013, founded 17 new companies and have approximately 3100 employees.