Is it hard to believe that a small company from the south-east of Sweden could become a major player with world-class standards? Maybe.

Almost 20 years ago, our CEO Bernt Karlsson, decided to ignore that. It turned out to be a wise choice. Today Areff is one of the most sought after distributor of electric identification for a variation of products and personal identification. We have made a name for ourselves with our expertise in the field of RFID and the drive to satisfy the needs of our customers. We are determined to continue forward with that frame of mind.

We work with ID Management – a terminology that includes everything from the most basic and simple of products for access control to complex system solutions, completely tailored to your needs.

The bulk of our workload is often on the more complex side. We believe that this approach is the most exciting way for us to work, but above all else we want to make it easy for you. You do your thing. We make sure that it is easy and safe.

We are proud of


Management System FR2000

Areff is certified according to FR2000, which is a management system for Quality, Environment, Work Environment, Fire Protection, Competence and Social Responsibility.

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Our certified management system includes a dedicated way of working with development and continuous improvement. The system describes how a customerorder is handled in our organization, from quotation to completed transaction. FR2000 is based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and SS 62 40 70 as well as the Swedish Work Environment Authority's regulations on systematic work environment work, AFS 2001: 1 and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency's general advice on systematic fire protection work, SRVFS 2004: 3. Read more at http://www.fr2000.se

Credit rating AAA since 2016

AAA - is the highest credit rating a limited company can receive.

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Requires that the limited company turnover more than 2 million, has been active for at least 10 years and has key figures that are significantly above the industry average. Provided to companies that show stability over time, both in high and low economic conditions. Areff has had the AAA credit rating since 2016.

ID06 partner - Card

Areff Systems AB ID06 Partner for ID06 cards.

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This means that we are accredited (approved) suppliers according to ID06. Read more about our ID06 services at beställlid06.se

Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

Entrepreneur of the Year is "Företagarnas" biggest award.

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Entrepreneur of the Year is "Företagarnas" biggest award. In 2015, Areff became Entrepreneur of the Year in Ronneby, Entrepreneur of the Year in Blekinge and also third place as Entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden.

Entrepreneur of the Year has an old tradition. Already over 80 years ago, the predecessors of today's award were handed out. Since the mid-1980s, Entrepreneur of the Year has been selected locally and since 2007 a winner has been chosen for the entire country.

The following criteria determine who can be considered for the award (in Swedish): https://www.foretagarna.se/arets-foretagare/om-tavlingen/kriterier/

DI Gasell

DI Gasell 2017, less than 1 percent of Sweden's public limited companies meet the requirements for being called a Gasell company.

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These criteria need to be met to become a Gasell:

  • Turnover exceeding SEK 10 million.
  • At least ten employees.
  • At least doubled its turnover, if you compare the first and last financial year of the investigation period.
  • Increased its sales every year for the past three years.
  • A positive overall operating result for the last four financial years.
  • Essentially grown organically, not through acquisitions or mergers.
  • Healthy finances.


Superföretag 2017, which is an award by Bisnode and Veckans Affärer.

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Superföretag is a ranking of the most successful Swedish limited companies. The selection and ranking is based on the companies' financial performance over the past four years and is a combination of growth, profit, return, efficiency, capital structure and financing.

Only a few per cent of Sweden's companies meet the requirements and can call themselves Super companies.


We work with companies from a variety of industries. Here are some of them.

HID Global

Areff is a Gold Partner to HID Global, the world’s leading provider of products for reliable identities. Areff sells and uses HID Global products and services in three main areas.

RFID Cards and Tags
HID IDT has extensive experience in secure, contactless technology, including transponders and reader modules. They offer a broad portfolio of proven RFID cards and tags for different markets such as physical and logical access, payment solutions, asset tracking and logistics, waste management, animal ID, retail and manufacturing, and healthcare.

Physical and Logical access
HID PACS offers readers based on HID Global’s SEOS platform, which are excellent for both new and existing systems. They support both older and more modern RFID technologies based on e.g. MIFARE® and iCLASS ™. In addition, readers can also handle Mobile Access, enabling secure identification with a Bluetooth compatible smartphone. Opportunity to use Open-Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP ™) as well as robust design and certified hardware provide readers with high-quality protection.

Card printers
HID Fargo® is the world’s largest and most famous plastic card printer manufacturer and are known for their unmatched quality, reliability and ease of use. There are cards printer models for all kinds of needs, volume and area. Safe production – Inexpensive operation!

Areff has a long experience of working with HID and we are very comfortable with using their products in our own solutions. Reliable performance over time speaks for itself.


Areff sells readers from Idesco, which today are used in a variety of security installations on the Nordic market. Readers are characterized by being robust, easy-to-install, high-security RFID readers. For example, Idesco readers can handle very low temperatures and other hard conditions, which can be crucial to the system’s viability.

Areff has a long history with Idesco and their high quality of products and support gives us security in our joint business.

TLab West

Areff collaborates and sells Tlab West’s innovative security products used in many of Europe’s largest security installations. Tlab West has long experience and high technical security capabilities, making them a well-known and respected name in the security industry. Today, TLab West is one of the market’s leading development companies in advanced security technology on the European market.

Our customers’ response to Tlab’s products, as well as Areff’s and Tlab’s complementary experience and security expertise, make Tlab a very good partner for Areff.