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Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (English translation: General Swedish Electrical Limited Company;[1] Swedish abbreviation: ASEA) was a Swedish industrial 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.

Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget
IndustryElectrical engineering
Founded1883 (1883), disestablished 1 January 1988



ASEA logo used from the late nineteenth century until 1933

ASEA was founded 1883 by Ludvig Fredholm in Västerås as manufacturer of electrical light and generators. After 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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Further readingEdit

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