Swerea KIMAB is an oldest industrial research institute in Sweden established in 1921. Swerea KIMAB is a member of the Swerea Group comprising of five entirely owned research institutes: Swerea IVF, Swerea KIMAB, Swerea MEFOS, Swerea SWECAST and Swerea SICOMP. It is a merge of Sweden’s Corrosion and Metals Research Institute (KIMAB). Currently, Swerea KIMAB is functioning as member of the Swerea Group.
Swerea’s primary task is to produce, manifest and disseminate results of research carried out in the areas of Materials development, Production development and Product development. It is a leading Swedish research group for industrial renewal and sustainable development and is jointly owned by the Swedish state and Swedish industry. Swerea works in collaboration with many universities.
These are few of the universities and colleges Swerea work with: Chalmers University of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Technical University in Jönköping, Institute of Technology at Linköping University, Mälardalen University, University West, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, University of Borås, Dalarna University, University of Skövde, Örebro University.
Its area of expertise includes: Materials Sciences & Raw materials, Corrosion & Surfacing technology, Materials Production, Manufacturing Processes, Production Systems, Product Engineering, Energy and Environment. Swerea is a leading service provider in Sweden. Services provided by Swerea are such as Commissioned Research, Large-scale Pilot Trials, Analyses, testing & studies, Simulation & verification, Operational Development, Development of SMEs, Conferences & Education and Many more. Swerea maintains a well-organized database containing of scientific reports and publications.
These Scientific reports and publications are well assembled within the DIVA database. These publications and reports include Reports, Books, News Letters, Magazines, Brochures, Annual reports and financial information. Swerea collaborate with foreign universities within the framework of special research projects. Swerea has a very effective and sound network continuing good relations with the industry sector. Some of the Networks are: Comfort centre, Compraser Labs, EMC Network, ENIG, Heat treatment forum, Lean product development network (LPD), METNET, Network for Ekodesign and Many more. Swerea AB is the prent company of Swerea group and it owns 5 institues. Swerea AB is the headquarter.