ICU Scandinavia was founded in 1992 as a development centre within the electronics and IT industry. The company’s focus was on finding various solutions for the monitoring and management of a range of industrial applications. The name “ICU Scandinavia AB” was chosen, reflecting the area of monitoring through the sound of the letters, i.e. ICU = “I see you”.
In 1997, management took the strategic decision to develop its own products for logging and monitoring in laboratories – the Boomerang quality assurance system.
At the start of 2003, ICU Scandinavia identified a major “new” market requirement for quality assurance systems: food safety in large-scale catering establishments.
In 2007, ICU Scandinavia introduced the Client/Server version of Boomerang, which made it possible to connect logging from several labs to the same Boomerang system. Large Boomerang systems were able to cover an entire hospital, country council or companies with laboratories distributed over a large geographical area such as the whole of Sweden or the entire Nordic region.
In 2011, ICU Scandinavia defined three business areas: Laboratories, Cold Storage and Food Safety. In that year, the web version of Boomerang was also introduced, the cloud-based service Boomerang-in-the-cloud, which is primarily aimed at the growing pharmacy market and other players in the cold storage facility and logistics areas.
March 2012 saw the acquisition of Coolguard. The acquisition of our “competitor”, Coolguard, allowed ICU Scandinavia to double its customer base in the Food Safety business area to over 800 customers.