1818 Born in Vaksala, Uppland in Sweden, the son of Rector Erik Bolinder and Johanna Elisabeth.
1837 Left Uppsala Cathedral School, became a carpenter's apprentice at Samuel Owen's model workshop in Stockholm.
1838 Joined the Swedish Ironmasters' Association as a trainee and was transferred to Motala Verkstad.
1840 Master Mechanic at Kockums Verkstäder in Malmö.
1842 Travelled to England to study together with his brother, Jean.
1844 Opened a workshop together with Jean.
1845 Production Manager and the most technically knowledgeable of the two brothers.
1882 Resigned as plant manager and sold a large part of his shareholding. Transferred much of the corporate responsibility to his son, Erik August Bolinder.
1888 Rejoined the top management for a short period.
1892 Due to illness, he retired in 1892 and died in 1894.