Eskilstuna Mekaniska Verkstad

1832
Johan Theofron Munktell, born in 1805 in Västmanland, moved to Eskilstuna from Stockholm at the age of 27. Here, he started a small workshop in a building belonging to a factory owner by the name of Heljestrand, just to the right of where the Eskilstuna Theater is today.

1835
Sweden's first mechanical loom was delivered to Rydboholms weaving mill.

1837 
Munktell obtained land north of the Eskilstuna River. Two years later, he moved into newly-built workshop premises. Some operations were still performed here until a few years ago when most of them were moved to new facilities outside Eskilstuna. Today, however, there is still a reminder of years past as the Munktell Museum still resides on the site today.

1840
Sweden's first threshing machine.

1853
Sweden's first locomotive, "Förstlingen", (The First Born) was delivered to the Norberg mine railway.

1854
Sweden's first steam traction engine.

1879
The company was restructured and became Munktells Mekaniska Verkstads Aktiebolag.