ABENE was founded in 1938 under the name AB E.N. Eklunds Mekaniska Verkstad. The founder and owner was Mr Elias Napoleon Eklund. The complete company facilities was located in Stockholm. Allready in 1942 the serial production of ABENE Milling Machines started, and during the first year 54 units was produced. Until today more than 8 000 ABENE Milling Machines has been delivered from Sweden throughout the whole world. The machines were sold under the brand name ABENE, and soon the company name was changed accordingly.