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Asea-Graham
Asea Graham

Founded

1962 (Sweden)

Preceded by

ASEA and Graham Brothers

Succeeded by

KONE ASEA Graham

Acquired by

Kone (1968)

Status

Defunct

Asea-Graham was a large Swedish elevator manufacturer, which was bought by Kone in the late 1960s.

History

Asea-Graham company was established in 1962 after ASEA and Graham Brothers merged to form Asea Graham. In 1968, Kone put a shareholder of the company and took over the business in 1972, renaming it to KONE ASEA Graham and in 1974, to KONE Hissar AB in Sweden.

Notable installations

Most elevators in Sweden from the 1960s are manufactured by Asea-Graham. Asea-Graham also exported elevators to other countries. The most famous example of this was in Fernsehturm, located in Berlin, Germany.

Sweden

  • Söderhamn Hospital
  • Norra Fiskagatan 12E, Gävle (as KONE Asea-Graham)
  • Norra Hamngatan 7, Söderhamn
  • Kungsgatan 31, Stockholm
  • Heden 112A, 128, Bollnäs
  • Namsoplan 5, Hudiksvall
  • Skolgatan 75
  • Kaknäs Tower, Stockholm
  • Norrlands Universitetssjukhus "NUS" (Northland General Hospital), Umeå (paternosters)

Stockholms Tunnelbana got a lot of escalators, elevators and inclinators delivered by ASEA-Graham in between 1964-1967. None of the elevators exist anymore, but a lot of escalators remains, albeit modernized a lot by companies over the time.

  • Zinkensdamm Metro Station: Escalators, used to be an inclinator in the past.
  • Midsommarkransen Metro Station: Escalators with original steps, the elevator was replaced by Kone in 1999.
  • Örnsberg Metro Station: Short escalator, this escalator actually have the logotype being left intact on the floor.
  • Östermalmstorg Metro Station: Escalators (Incl. one for an accident, see below), Elevators in the past. ​

Trivia

  • Asea-Graham also made paternosters, one installation is located in Umeå, Sweden. Another one in Landbrukets hus in Oslo, Norway, which is Norway's only working paternoster[1].
  • An elderly woman fell victim to a serious escalator incident on February 16, 2015 at Östermlamstorg Metro Station. The escalator was built by Asea-Graham in 1965 but had obsolete and light-weight aluminium steps custom made by a company called JURK service AB. One of theese steps had its axis broken apart and the step fell through, causing the woman to get stuck inside. She received serious injuries. This accident hit the news hard, consequently causing all the ASEA-Graham escalators with the JURK steps to get turned off for a substantial period of time for emergency maintenance and prompted an increase in security and protection, avoiding more injury if more steps broke down.[2]

Notes and references

External links

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Full list: List of elevator and escalator companies
See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies