Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget

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Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget
Industry electrical engineering
Founded 1883 (1883), disestablished 1 January 1988
Headquarters 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.


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.

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