rolling mill in Fagersta goes back to one of the oldest steel companies in
Sweden, Fagersta Bruk which had it’s origins in an iron hammer founded in
Fagersta Bruk became a limited company in 1873 and developed into one of
the largest steel producers in central Sweden.
After merging with the Sandvik steel group in 1978 the iron production in
blast furnaces was closed down. In 1982 the steel melt shop No. 1 ceased
production too and one year later the former Fagersta group was dismantled
and it’s remaining parts were sold to different companies.
After the the melt shop No.2 was closed down in 1985 only the wire mill
kept on producing steel in Fagersta. It is specialized in stainless steel
wire and owned by Outokumpu and Sandvik Materials.