Fagersta Stainless

History

FSAB history

Although Fagersta Stainless AB was founded as late as 1984, we have a heritage of centuries of experience, tracing our roots and traditions to the early Swedish iron ore mining and iron working industries. The region had excellent supplies of all what was needed for iron and steel production: iron ore, vast forests to supply the charcoal and fuel for the furnaces, rivers to produce mechanical and, later, electric energy.
Iron was being forged in Fagersta way back in the 17th century, and Fagersta Bruk became a limited company in 1873. Carbon steel wire rod and wire were launched eleven years later, and stainless steel followed in 1921.