Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget
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Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (English translation: General Swedish Electric Company;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.
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
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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)
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