ADDvise was founded in 1989 by a number of specialists in laboratory furnishings, clean rooms and safety ventilation. In 1990 the company had 11 employees.
In the middle of the 1990s, sales picked up speed with major orders for extensions to laboratories within the Astra Group in Södertälje and Lund. In 1998, ADDvise was listed on Nya Marknaden, which later became NASDAQ OMX First North.
In the beginning of the new millennium, ADDvise received a number of prestige orders from major pharmaceutical and research companies in the Nordic region. In 2008, the company acquired a new principal owner, which led to changes in management and the board. In 2010, the new board adopted a new growth strategy whose principal component was the expansion of operations through acquisition. The first acquisition took place in the autumn of 2010. Since then the operation has expanded through acquisition from being solely a supplier of equipment to educational and research facilities – a relatively small industry segment – to also include the supply off medical devices. Today, the ADDvise Group is a leading supplier of equipment and services to healthcare and research facilities.