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Facit already was in various cooperations with Hayakawa Electric - the company later renamed as Sharp - during the 1960s and 70s. During the mid-1960 Facit even held the worldwide exclusive rights to sell Hayakawa office products outside Japan/East Asia. So cooperation was close and it's safe to assume that there were contacts on all levels. Later a ...


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Facit were acquired by Electrolux in the mid 70's, and sold on to Ericsson in 1983. At that time, the company was restructured such that manufacture of computers and computer-related hardware would be reduced. That was presumably done to reduce internal competition, since Ericsson was also in that market at that time. My guess is that Facit's distribution ...


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