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Surte is a locality situated in Ale Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 5,798 inhabitants in 2010. Surte Church is in Surte.It is a located some 15 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Surte became well-known for its glass works that started its production in 1862 and developed to one of the major mechanized glass works in Sweden. It was bought by PLM in 1960 and shut down in 1978.Surte was the hometown of Alexander Samuelson. Although he was not the designer, he was the man named on the 1915 design patent for the legendary contour Coca-Cola bottle.The international Grand Master of chess Gideon Ståhlberg, one of the world's strongest players in the 1940s, was born and is buried in Surte.Surte is home to the bandy club Surte BK. They built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland.
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