Vulcan Tidaholm

The Vulcan match factory started in Tidaholm in 1868. From the very start there were problems. In the first year, 1868, the factory burned down. Subsequently a new factory was built. In 1870 there were 122 employees and a production of 19200 boxes a day.

1875 was a tragic year, as both of the factories burned down. On February 18th, 46 young women were killed in the fire. The board made a decision to rebuild the factory.

In 1897-98 the Vulcan match factory started a print works for the labels. At the end of the century the Vulcan match factory in Tidaholm was the largest match factory in the world. In 1915 there were 1400 employees and a production of 2448576 matchboxes daily.

Today there are about 200 employees with a capacity of 4-5 million boxes daily. There have been 150-170 match factories in Sweden. Today the Vulcan match factory in Tidaholm is the only one left. Vulcan registered the globe as a trade mark at Stationers Hall in London 1870.

Vulcan, Tidaholm. 1895