GEOGRAPHICAL PRESENCE AND
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCAL MARKETS
FROM RAW MATERIALS TO ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS
With an annual production of 150 000 tons of pure and silver-alloyed copper wire rod, Elektrokoppar is one of the largest manufacturers in Europe. Some of the wire rod is also processed into drawn and stranded wire, or extruded into rectangular wire and profiles. The profiles can be formed into practically any shape and dimension.
Elektrokoppar also manufactures alumnium conductors, rectangular wire and profiles for electrical purposes. The production plant is located in Helsingborg, Sweden, near the harbour, which also facilitates export.
We are driven by the power of permanent improvement – and always with the customer in focus. The result is high quality products, reliability, attention to details and a strong technical partnership.
THE POWER OF PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT
Our roots date back to early 1800s as a mechanical workshop. In 1918, there was a new focus on electrical products and the manufacturing of motors and transformers, in particular. This included the addition of new techniques in the manufacturing. Together with our main customers and suppliers, we have built up a strong and consistent reputation for innovation. We call this the power of permanent improvement.
» 1799 Count Eric Ruuth established a foundry in central Helsingborg as a sister company to a coal mining company in Höganäs (today Höganäs AB)
» 1800 First cast of iron
» 1920 Division of Elektromekano
» 1953 Independent company – 75% ASEA – 25% Ericsson
» 1985 Owned 100% by ASEA
» 1988 ABB: – Business Segment Transmission & Distribution
» 1990 Dahréntråd becomes a subsidiary-25 000 tons Winding Wire
» 1997 Sold to Industri Kapital 97% and Management 3%
» 2007 Acquired by Liljedahl Group 100%