ABB, formerly ASEA, has one of it main locations at Västerås. Other major industries include transportation with several distribution centers, copper smiths and IT. University College of Mälardalen, is located in Västerås and shared with the city of Eskilstuna. Rudbeckianska Gymnasiet, the first gymnasium in Sweden was founded by Johannes Rudbeckius in 1623.
See also: List of cities in Sweden