Ades was founded in 1987 as a passive components distributor in northeast Italy. The company started its business in collaboration with important suppliers such as: SGE-SYSCOM, ARCOTRONICS (now known as KEMET), STELVIO and COGEMA in order to distribute their products. Later, Ades sales activity expanded to the national territory due to use of an agency network and in collaboration with various regional distributors. They cover the Italian sale of Kemet, Cogema and Dem products. All this has led to a substantial increase in sales.