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Jonsered AB
Founded 1832
Founder(s) William Gibson
Headquarters Jonsered, Sweden
Products lawn equipment
Parent Husqvarna
Website http://www.jonsered.se/

Jonsereds Fabrikers AB (from 1975 Jonsereds AB) is a defunct manufacturing company from Jonsered outside Gothenburg in Sweden. Jonsered is today a brand used by Husqvarna for chainsaws and other equipment. The brand is derived from the now defunct manufacturing company Jonsereds Fabrikers AB.

History Edit

William Gibson founded a textile mill in 1832 in Jonsered. In 1872 the company became a limited company, Jonsered Fabriker AB, diversifying its textile output. By the 1880s it was producing and exporting woodworking machines along with its textiles, with one famous production being canvas.

In the 1950s Jonsereds Fabrikers AB started producing the chain saw model "Raket" which along with its successors became a major success and Jonsereds started exporting chain saws world wide. Another success was the crane production that started about 1959. In 1969 the company started to shut down its textile part and evolving into a pure engineering industry with customers in the forest industry as the main customer group.

In 1975 it became a subsidiary of Investment AB Asken. Asken came in financial difficulties and parts of Jonsereds AB were shut down and others sold. In 1978 it was sold to Electrolux and production was later moved to Husqvarna AB.


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