Jonsered is a locality ( Tätort ) in the Swedish province of Västra Götaland County and the historic province of Västergötland. The place is located in the municipality Partille, about 15 kilometers east of Gothenburg. The Jonsered brand for equipment for forestry, park and garden work is named after the place.


Jonsered is the Swedish part of the European route 20 between Gothenburg and Alingsås. In addition, the railway Västra stambanan that connects Gothenburg with Stockholm leads through the village. To the east of the village is the lake Aspen, on its opposite shore, the Tätort Lerum is.

Within the city limits Jonsered is the Franciskusgården a Roman Catholic monastery. The Gothic- style church in the village was built on the initiative of the testamentary industrialist William Gibson by architect Adolf Wilhelm Edelswärd 1858-1860.

The football team of the local sports club Jonsered IF occurred nationwide in appearance, when she played several years in the Swedish second league.

Jonsered was from the 1830s, a major textile location, when Scotsman William Gibson Jonsered Fabrikers AB founded in place for canvas fabrication and as spinning. Later, the company expanded its production to saws, carpentry, forestry equipment and fire hoses, before it was taken over in the 1970s by Electrolux and is only continued as a trademark Jonsered.

Daughters and sons

  • Erik Börjesson (1886-1983), Swedish footballer
  • Torbjörn Nilsson (born 1954 ), Swedish football player
  • Karl Johan Larsson (born 1969 ), Swedish politician