ADDITIVE – ADDITIVE History

ADDITIVE, a historical outline
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In 1989, personal computers at every workplace and graphical interfaces were considered a vision – today, they have become a matter of course everwhere. Foreseeing that this development would revolutionize the technically scientific field, Peter Scholz and Andreas Heilemann founded the company ADDITIVE, Soft- und Hardware für Technik und Wissenschaft GmbH, on November, 27th 1989.

In the beginning, ADDITIVE was organized in two business divisions, 'Messtechnik' and 'Software' (measurement technology and software).

  • Division Messtechnik: solutions for physical measurement
  • Division Software: solutions for technology and science, mathematics and statistics, computational chemistry and chemical informatics

Besides the acquisition of customers, the first years were shaped by the search for appropriate software and hardware and correspondingly farsighted manufacturers.

Below, some of the milestones in the history of ADDITIVE are listed.

  • 1990 Beginning of the cooperation with Wolfram Research
  • 1991 Beginning of the cooperation with OriginLab
  • 1992 ADDITIVE grows and needs more rooms, relocation from Frankfurt to Friedrichsdorf, Max-Planck-Strasse 9
  • 1992 Beginning of the cooperation with imc Meßsysteme Gmbh, Berlin
  • 1996 As early as 1996 ADDITIVE already sets up their own webpages, using a SUN (at that time with Solaris) as web server.
  • 1996 ADDITIVE grows and needs more rooms, relocation from the Max-Planck-Strasse 9 to Rohrwiesenstrasse
  • 1997 The first web-based data applications using Mathematica as computation and visualization slave (on SUN Solaris) are created.
  • 1998 Setting up of the business division ADDITIVE-ACADEMY, based on the ORIGIN-ACADEMY for trainings regarding all ADDITIVE products
  • 1999 Beginning of cooperation with Minitab Inc.
  • 2000 ADDITIVE grows and needs more rooms, expansion of the company's location in Rohrwiesenstrasse by rooms in Bahnstrasse, connected by several self-installed optical fibers
  • 2000 ADDITIVE becomes an ASP software provider for web services via mobile phone and internet for technical scientific software
  • 2001 Setting up of the business division IT-SERVICE, solutions for networks, network security, internet connection and web design
  • 2002 Buildup of an in-house content management system for webpages of ADDITIVE infoservice
  • 2006 ADDITIVE grows and needs more rooms, relocation from the Rohrwiesenstrasse to Max-Planck-Strasse 22b
  • 2008 Development of internet platform WebDevices for measuring and monitoring via internet
  • 2009 Development of the ADDITIVE LIMS-Erweiterung (extension) with Origin
  • 2010 Development of the ADDITIVE Webserverplattform and beginning of its marketing as ADDITIVE Qualitätsserver (AQUA) including Minitab
  • 2012 Peter Scholz resigns as CEO and partner  of ADDITIVE and founds the imc Test & Measurement GmbH (splitting off for new foundation). Andreas Heilemann becomes exclusive owner of ADDITIVE. The business divisions SOFTWARE, IT-SERVICE and ACADEMY are continued unaltered. The business division Messtechnik becomes legally independent and is continued as imc Test & Measurement GmbH; this company resumes unrestrictedly the legal succession of the business division Messtechnik of ADDITIVE, more details about the splitting.
    ADDITIVE and imc continue to sharing the rooms and work strategically together. The employees of the companies ADDITIVE and imc keep their jobs and remain in the same offices as before the splitting.
  • 2013 ADDITIVE Cloud Services go on tour as "Messtechnik Cloud"
  • 2014 ADDITIVE is associate partner within the EU project VeriMetrix under the consortium of "Fraunhofer SIT (Cloud Computing, Identity & Privacy)", "Colt Technology Service" and "avodao rechtsanwälte".
  • 2015 ADDITIVE founds the business division Messtechnik-Sensorik
  • 2017 ADDITIVE becomes sales partner of nanolike, which produces strain gauges as nano sensors (active measurement range 100 µm).

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