Ankarsrum Industries, formerly called “Ankarsrum Bruk”, started in 1655 and is one of Sweden’s oldest operating companies. The mill has produced many different products, but in the early 1900s it was mainly associated with the manufacture of stoves. In 1968, the company was acquired by Electrolux who decided to start manufacturing the classic kitchen appliance Assistent and electric motors in Ankarsrum. In 2001 Traction acquired Ankarsrum Industries and in connection with this name changed to Ankarsrum Industries. Ankarsrum Industries today consists of the companies Ankarsrum Motors (AM), Ankarsrum Kitchen (AK) and Ankarsrum Real Estate (AF).