The plant in Åkers Styckebruk dates its operations back to 1580 as canoe manufacturer, when the first business was established. The first pair of rolls was delivered in 1806. Today's plant, Åkers Sweden AB, is located 75 kilometers west of Stockholm, Sweden.
" Until 2026, we will produce a fossil-free roller, we intend to be the first in the world to do so. We must clearly show our core values and what we stand for. I am glad that we are not too mossy and the younger ones should feel that they are on our journey right from the start" - CEO Jörgen Hedström
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 150000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
This plant produces the following type of products:
Although the very first cylinder was manufactured here in 1806 “already”, the history of local metallurgy dates back to the 16th century, when Åkers Styckebruk had started writing the history as the artillery cannon production center.
At the beginning of 1917 a modern blast furnace was built here, which was in operation until 1957.
In 1974, Åkers Styckebruk became part of Bofors group.
The new centrifugal “Foundry 77” was built during 1977.
In 1985, Åkers AB became an independent company and was merged with Union Electric Steel Corporation in 2016.
The roll foundry is known under Union Electric Åkers.