Karlqvist´s Smide (KSAB) was founded in 1957 by Stig Johansson and Lennart Karlqvist and was bought in 1982 by Eva Andersson and Ulf Christensson which has since then pushed forward the company to where it is now. With sales of approximately 60 million and a workforce of over 50 men's Karlqvist´s Smide is one of the largest forging workshops in western Sweden. We perform most different kinds of forging everything from structural fabrication, maintenance work in industry, small private barriers to large recycling plants in Europe. We also have equipment for cutting, plate and section bending, shearing and folding. Learn more about our equipment capabilities in the machinery section. Since 30 June 2014 we are certified according to EN 1090 up to Execution Class 3.