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In 1903, Oscar Kjellberg, a Swedish machine engineer was working on ships and boilers in Göteborg, Sweden. His dissatisfaction with the quality of repair jobs fueled his quest for a better solution that led to the invention of the world's first flux covered electrode. On 12th September 1904, Elektriska Svetsnings Aktie Bolaget (ESAB) was founded in Göteborg, Sweden. The major innovations in the course of ESAB's history are:
 
1904 - The Coated Electrode (MMA Welding)
1937 - Union melt (Submerged-Arc Welding)
1938 - Gravity Welding
1944 - Heliarc (TIG Welding)
1947 - MIG/MAG (Welding)
1955 - Plasma Cutting
1960 - Flux-cored Wire
1979 - Narrow gap Welding
1982 - LMA Electrodes (Low-moisture Absorption)
1989 - Adaptive butt Welding
1995 - High speed Cored Wire
1996 - Friction stir Welding
1997 - Laser bevel Welding
2001 - First modular platform for welding equipment
2002 - Copper - free wire - Aristorod
2005 - The Qset function