Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget

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ASEA logo used prior to the merger with Brown Boveri

Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (English translation: General Swedish Electric Company;[1] Swedish abbreviation: ASEA) was a Swedish industry company. It merged with the Swiss Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) in 1988 to form Asea Brown Boveri. ASEA still exists, but only as a holding company owning 50% of the ABB Group.

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ASEA logo used from the late nineteenth century until 1933
ASEA H.Q. in Västerås

ASEA was founded 1883 by Ludvig Fredholm in Stockholm as manufacturer of electrical light and generators. By a merging with Wenström's & Granström's Electrical Power Company (Wenströms & Granströms Elektriska Kraftbolag) the name was changed to Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, literally the "General Swedish Electrical Limited Company", or a ASEA for short.

End bell of an ASEA hydroelectric generator at Point du Bois, Manitoba, built 1911

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Further reading[edit]

  • Jan Glete, Asea under hundra år: 1883-1983: en studie i ett storföretags organisatoriska, tekniska och ekonomiska utveckling. (Västerås, 1987). (Swedish)