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1904-1920 | 1921-1940 | 1941-1960 | 1961-1980 | 1981-2000 | 2001-2020
1904
  Elektriska Svetsnings Aktie Bolaget (ESAB) is founded in Göteborg. In the beginning, operations focused very clearly on the shipyards' repair requirements.
 
1906
  The first patent is granted. The real breakthrough is the patent for overhead welding with covered electrodes.
 
1912
  The Anglo-Swedish Electric Welding Co Ltd, London, is founded.
 
1914
  The Belgian-Swedish Electric Welding Co Ltd (BSEW), Antwerp, is founded.
 
1919
  La Soudure Autogène Française uses Kjellberg's method to build the ship "SAF no. 4". It is 20 metres long, 4 metres wide and 2.3 metres deep.
 
1920
  The all-welded workshop boat "ESAB IV", 16 metres long and 4 metres wide, is launched.
 
1920
  Lloyd's Register of Shipping approves Kjellberg's welding method.