Ankarsrums Bruk was founded in 1655 and is one of the oldest companies in Sweden still being in operation.
In the early 20th century Ankarsrum was a leading producer of wood, gas and electrical stoves. In 1968 Ankarsrum was bought by Electrolux.
In 2001 AB Traction bought Ankarsrum from Electrolux and renamed it Ankarsrum Industries.
Today Ankarsrum Industries consists of four separarate legal entities; Ankarsrum Motors AB, Ankarsrum Die Casting AB, Ankarsrum Kitchen AB and Ankarsrum Fastighet AB.