Oxelösund, with its geographical location jutting out into the sea, provides wonderful opportunities to experience the beautiful archipelago. You can swim in the sea at the cliffs at Femöre and at child-friendly beaches and campsites. Sailing, canoeing, and fishing are other popular leisure activities in the archipelago municipality.
SSAB is the largest employer in town and has a large impact on the region's business community. Operations are integrated in Oxelösund, where you will find both metallurgy and sheet metal production.
Oxelösund has a long tradition of iron and steel production. The first ironworks for the manufacture of pig iron was built 1914-1917 near the newly built port, one of the deepest in northern Europe.
Ore for exports was already being shipped by rail from Grängesberg to the port of Oxelösund.
During the 1950s and 60s there were major investments and operational developments, and Gränges took over the shareholding majority in Oxelösunds Järnverksaktiebolag [Oxelösund Ironworks Company Inc.] (OJA).
The ironworks became Oxelösund's largest employer and one of great importance to the regional economy.