Västerås Industrial History Society

Introduction to “Industrihistoriska föreningen i Västerås” (Industrial History Society of Västerås) and the web page www.industristaden.se (industrial city).

You will find in this website (top tabs):
"Internetboken" (The Internet book) includes about 50 written stories told by persons with experience from the industrial development of the city with the following bullets:

"Videofilm". You can online view films with industrial history content about ICA (major Swedish food chain), Asea-Atom (later Westinghouse), building nuclear power plants, supplying fuel and services, and economical analysis done within Asea.

"DVD och böcker till salu” is a list of DVDs and books for sale.

"Länkar" (Links) to relevant other websites.

"Om oss" (About us) presents the society.

Should you have questions, please feel welcome to send an e-mail to industristaden@gmail.com

Background to the forming of the Industrial History Society of Västerås

Västerås transformed in the 20th century to an industrial city of importance for Sweden and internationally. A group of people in Västerås started to collate material and publishing a couple of books, including some of the material in the “Internetboken” (Internet book) above. This lead to the forming of the Industrial society of Västerås in the year 2006.

About Västerås

Västerås is a city of about 130.000 inhabitants, which is situated about 100 km west of Stockholm, capital of Sweden. Västerås is the original home town of the electromechanical company ABB (previously named Asea), which dominated the city during the 20th century. It brought a lot of technical research and development to the city. ABB is still very strong and there are nowadays a lot of other industries as well.  You will find information about Västerås in Wikipedia.

 

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