Ã…tvidaberg

Åtvidaberg is a locality ( tätort ) in the Swedish province of Östergötland County and capital of the municipality of the same name.

Economy

Until the 1970s, the office machine manufacturer Facit AB dominated the industry of the place. Facit was taken over in 1972 by the appliance manufacturer Electrolux and 1981 sold to Ericsson. Later, the company became independent again and now runs under the name PartnerTech AB. The product range include information technology, medical and communication equipment.

Sports

The football club Åtvidabergs FF achieved his greatest success in the 1970s. So could 1972 and 1973 the Swedish Championship for Men won, and in 1970 and 1971, the National Cup be earned. In the subsequent participation in the European Cup, the team came temporarily to the quarterfinals.

Attractions

  • Kopparbruket i Bersbo - Copper smelter in the 16th century
  • Assa- och Bilmuseum - Industrial and Auto Museum
  • Workshops Facit AB
  • Rödsten - a symbol of fertility about 10 km north- west of the town center

Personalities

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