A vibrant history

The mere thought of our history is staggering and few have the privilege of being able to look back over a heritage of more than 350 years. We – and those who went before us – have worked hard and in a far-sighted manner and put our mark on Bruzaholms Bruk. With our history at our backs, it is the future we are aiming for.

Our history stretches back more than 350 years and we are thus one of Sweden’s oldest companies. Today, we manage, in addition to our business premises, a manor house from 1785 and a unique mill environment with ponds, canals and worker’s homes. We also have a mill museum that is run by the Bruzaholms Bruksmuseum Association.

Work at Bruzaholms Bruk began in 1660. Water, the forest and iron ore are all present here. Although many natural disasters and accidents have affected the mill over the centuries, the enterprising owners have always built it up again.

Forging

According to a charter from 1660, Bailiff Nils Pädhersson was granted permission by the Swedish Board of Mines to build an “iron smelter.” Operations were on a modest scale, but were quickly expanded, with a blast furnace, tilt hammer and a truss hammer. All types of forging were carried out at the mill.

Foundry

In around about 1800, forging in Sweden suffered a decline. This was when Proprietor CMA Sjögreen started the foundry operation. Thanks to their high quality, foundry products from Bruzaholm had a good reputation right from the beginning. It was a revolutionary time. Major successes were punctuated by substantial setbacks.

Pumps and patents

The end of the 17th century saw the beginning of the important pump production. Under Proprietor J O Lundberg, 175 different models were produced, including the renowned “Väduren” (“Ram”). In 1896, he also took out a patent on the o-ring, which is still used today in many contexts throughout the world.

Radiators and wear-resistant parts

In 1931, production of radiators and furnaces began. The 1950s saw the start of production for wear and heat-resistant parts – production that continues to this day.

Long-term ownership

Bruzaholms Bruk is owned by Cellwoodgruppen, a privately owned industrial group with local roots and long-term commitment.