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Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget
ASEA logo used prior to the merger with Brown Boveri
, disestablished 1 January 1988
, Västerås Sweden
( Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget English translation: General Swedish Electric Company; [1 ] Swedish abbreviation: ASEA) was a Swedish industry company. In 1988 it merged with the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) to form ABB Group. ASEA still exists, but only as a holding company owning 50% of the ABB Group.
History [ edit ]
ASEA logo used from the late nineteenth century until 1933
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.
1889 - the partner
Jonas Wenström creates 3-phased generators, motors and transformers. 1933 - The company removes the
swastika from the logotype, due to the symbol's association with Nazi Germany. 1953 - ASEA creates the first
industrial diamonds. 1954 -
HVDC Gotland project, first static high-voltage DC system 1960s - ASEA builds 9 of 12 nuclear plants in Sweden.
1974 - Industrial robots are introduced by ASEA
1987 - Acquires Finnish
Oy Strömberg Ab 1988 - Merges with
BBC Brown Boveri, Asea Cylinda laundry appliances branch brought by Finnish furniture maker Asko, renamed to Asko Asea.
Business management [ edit ]
Chairman of the Board [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Jan Glete, Asea under hundra år: 1883-1983: en studie i ett storföretags organisatoriska, tekniska och ekonomiska utveckling. (Västerås, 1987). (Swedish)