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  • We release Axel Johnson International’s Annual review

    27/03/2017 2016 was a unique year in our 140-year history. Never before have we acquired as many as eight well managed companies in the same year. For the first time, we involved the entire organisation in our sustainability ambitions. We launched an important code of conduct for suppliers, and our bearings started telling us how they’re performing. We finally crossed the equator, while also extending...
  • Organizational announcement Ola Karlsson to join Axel Johnson International as CFO

    20/02/2017   I am pleased to announce that Ola Karlsson, current CFO and interim MD for Axel Johnson International´s business group AxLoad, will assume the position of CFO for Axel Johnson International. Ola joined AxLoad in October 2015 and has previously worked as Senior VP and CFO of the Tibnor Group and held several other senior management positions in Accenture, Siemens and Assi Domän. Ola will rep...
  • Mia Brunell Livfors appointed Chairman and Marie Ehrling to join the Board of Directors of Axel Johnson International

    06/02/2017 Mia Brunell Livfors, President and CEO of Axel Johnson, has been appointed Chairman of Axel Johnson International’s Board of Directors. She will be joined by Marie Ehrling, Vice Chairman of Axel Johnson AB. 
  • Certex and Forankra expanding jointly in the UK with acquisition of Pritchard Tyrite

    09/01/2017 With the acquisition of cargo control specialists Pritchard Tyrite, Axel Johnson International’s business group AxLoad opens up for an important expansion within cargo securing and lifting equipment in the UK. Pritchard Tyrite will be managed by Certex UK but also establish the first UK base for Certex’s sister-company, cargo securing products and services supplier, Forankra.
  • Johan Benzler new Managing Director of Jens S

    05/01/2017 Johan Benzler has been appointed Managing Director of Jens S Transmissioner with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Johan Benzler has many years of experience from Jens S and was, most recently, the Sales Manager of the company. He replaces Erik Carlsson who retires after having served Jens S successfully for 36 years, of which the last 25 years as its Managing Director.   &nb...
  • Mattias Jaginder new Managing Director of Nomo

    21/12/2016 Mattias Jaginder has been appointed Managing Director of Nomo Kullager AB with operations in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. He has since 2015 been holding the same position at Schneidler Grafiska.   
  • Axel Johnson International acquires bearings and transmission specialists Berkshire Bearings

    15/12/2016 The complementary acquisition of Berkshire Bearings strengthens the geographic presence and branch network in the UK of Acorn Industrial Services, a company within Axel Johnson International’s business group AxIndustries.  
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Swedish rope access specialist Klätterteknik

    12/12/2016 The acquisition is the result of a close cooperation between Klätterteknik and leading lifting equipment supplier Certex and strengthens Axel Johnson International’s business group AxLoad’s service offering within industrial fall protection equipment and rope access. Klätterteknik will become part of Certex Svenska AB.
  • Martin Malmvik appointed new CEO and President of Axel Johnson International

    30/11/2016 The Board of Directors of Axel Johnson International has today appointed Martin Malmvik as CEO and President of the Group. Martin Malmvik is currently the head of AxLoad, the largest business unit within Axel Johnson International.
  • Niklas Enmark to leave Axel Johnson International

    25/11/2016 Niklas Enmark has informed the Board that he will leave Axel Johnson International to take on the role as CFO and vice President of Momentum Group. Niklas Enmark joined Axel Johnson International as CFO in 2012 and has since May of this year also been the acting CEO of the Group.
  • Sverull ElektroDynamo and ME Maskin- och Industriservice merging to strengthen customer offering

    11/11/2016 Sverull ElektroDynamo and ME Maskin- och Industriservice, both companies within Axel Johnson International’s business group AxIndustries, are to merge in order to better meet market demands for comprehensive industry services.
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Norwegian distributor and process instrument specialist Process Partner AS

    09/11/2016 The acquisition of Process Partner AS strengthens the market position of Axel Johnson International’s fluid handling equipment business in the Nordics.
  • Axel Johnson International acquires French steel wire rope and lifting equipment distributor Traction Levage

    03/10/2016 With the acquisition of Traction Levage, Axel Johnson International further strengthens the market position for its lifting, anchoring and cargo securing business in southern Europe. 
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Norwegian distributor of marine transmission components Progress Ingeniørfirma

    30/09/2016 With the addition of Progress Ingeniørfirma AS, Axel Johnson International’s business group AxDrive extends its market presence in the Nordics and gains important additions to its product and service portfolio. 
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Swiss distributor of pumps and fluid handling systems W. Moser

    28/09/2016 With the addition of W. Moser AG, Axel Johnson International’s business group AxFlow strengthens its market presence in Switzerland and gains important additions to its product and services portfolio. 
  • Welcoming this year’s trainees!

    22/09/2016 Axel Johnson International offers yet another group of new graduates a unique start to their careers. During the coming year, five new trainees will be offered the opportunity to combine professional challenges in our companies with strategic projects and tailored training. Each trainee will be assigned a mentor and encouraged to learn, experience, thoroughly get to know our operations and buil...
  • Marianne Brismar nominated for the Women’s Board Award

    21/09/2016 Marianne Brismar, member of the Board of Axel Johnson International, has been nominated for the Women’s Board Award, an annual award recognizing female board members and aiming to make female board chair candidates more visible in Sweden. Marianne Brismar, member of the Board of Axel Johnson International, has been nominated for the Women’s Board Award, an annual award recognizing female board...
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Swedish distributor of pumps and fluid handling systems Esspump

    21/06/2016 With the addition of Esspump AB, Axel Johnson International’s business group AxFlow strengthens its sales organization in Sweden and gains important additions to its product portfolio.
  • Boris Lindberg appointed Managing Director of GISAB

    10/06/2016 Boris Lindberg has been appointed Managing Director of GISAB, Gällivare Industriservice AB. He assumes his new position at GISAB on September 1.
  • Mats R Karlsson to leave Axel Johnson International

    25/05/2016 Mats R. Karlsson has informed the Board of his intentions to step down as CEO of Axel Johnson International. Niklas Enmark, currently CFO of the Group, will be the ad interim CEO until a new CEO can be appointed.
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Spanish steel wire rope and lifting equipment distributor Cables y Eslingas

    29/04/2016 With the acquisition of Cables y Eslingas, Axel Johnson International strengthens the market market position for its lifting, anchoring and cargo securing business and gains an important foothold in the Spanish market. An asset purchase agreement of the rights to the Cables y Eslingas brand and all interests in the distribution of lifting and steel wire ropes was signed April 29.
  • Merger of Sverull and ElektroDynamo completed

    23/03/2016 Sverull ElektroDynamo brings together nearly half a century of specialised technology distribution with an expert support and service organisation for mechanical and electromechanical components.
  • Axel Johnson International grows through acquisition in South Africa

    09/03/2016 The acquisition of the majority share of South African AQS Liquid Transfer Ltd. marks an important extension of the market reach of Axel Johnson International’s business group AxFlow, one of Europe’s leading providers of pumps and pump expertise for process industries.
  • Axel Johnson International to divest Trailereffekter and LVD Lastvagnsdelar

    01/02/2016 The two distributors of parts for heavy vehicles are acquired by Europart, a German provider of commercial vehicle spare parts with operations in 27 countries.
  • Our owner Axel Johnson AB will become the second largest owner of Mitt Liv

    28/01/2016 Axel Johnson AB will as of January 28 2016 become the second largest owner of Mitt Liv, a social company working for an inclusive society and a labor market valuing diversity. Mitt Liv is a limited company with a special policy limiting dividends, implying all potential profit is reinvested in the firm. For Axel Johnson, this partial ownership is an expression of a social engagement that also...
  • Axel Johnson has been declared the third fastest-growing retail company in the world

    26/01/2016 Our owner, Axel Johnson has been declared the third fastest-growing retail company in the world.
  • Axel Johnson AB has been nominated for Social Actor of the Year 2015

    25/01/2016 Our owner, Axel Johnson AB has been nominated for Social Actor of the Year 2015
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Acorn Industrial Services

    09/12/2015 With the acquisition of industrial parts distributor Acorn Industrial Services Group, Axel Johnson International strengthens its position in the UK market and takes an important step in growing its business within bearings and transmissions.
  • Widni Oy will merge with Rotoman Oy

    30/11/2015 AxDrives’ subsidiaries, Widni and Rotoman together with ABKATI’s Finnish business are to merge, and the new company will become a full components provider to all Finnish and Baltic customers. The company will serve both first equipment and aftermarket customers in the heavy duty market.
  • Exhibitor at the Armada career fair at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

    19/11/2015 The Armada Career Fair was held at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) between November 17-18 and Axel Johnson International was present with a recruitment stand. It was an excellent opportunity for us to meet in person and network with some of the future’s top engineers.
  • GISAB signs major agreement with LKAB

    08/10/2015 GISAB Gallivare Industriservice AB signs major contract with LKAB. The agreement covers work with disassemble and assemble of one ore hoist system with options of a further 7 similar devices. The agreement also includes the installation of peripherals in the shafts like steel constructions, slides, measuring and ore loading bins for the corresponding number. GISAB has already signed contracts...
  • AxIndustries acquires ME Maskin & Industriservice AB

    02/10/2015 ME Maskin & Industriservice offers the market service, maintenance, restoration and upgrading of equipment within process industry and mechanical workshops. The acquisition expands AxIndustries service offering and strengthens its position in the area of Norrköping.
  • Elektro Dynamo and Sverull to merge

    21/09/2015 AxIndustries’ subsidiaries, Elektro Dynamo and Sverull are to merge, and the new company will become a full service provider to MRO customers in Swedish industry.
  • Mr. Hans Glemstedt appointed Head of M&A at Axel Johnson International

    25/08/2015 We are pleased to announce that Mr. Hans Glemstedt has been appointed Head of M&A at Axel Johnson International starting August 17th, 2015.
  • Our CFO, Niklas Enmark, was a guest speaker at Affärsvärlden’s recent seminar “Treasury & Cash”

    17/06/2015 Our CFO, Niklas Enmark, was a guest speaker at Affärsvärlden ’s recent seminar “Treasury & Cash”. The 300 invited guests got the opportunity to listen to different cases, discuss hot topics and share best practices. Niklas was invited to share his knowledge of cash handling in an international and decentralized organization.
  • Axel Johnson International AB sells Fujifilm Sverige AB to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen

    27/03/2015 As part of a strategic realignment, Axel Johnson International AB has sold Fujifilm Sverige AB to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen on March 17, 2015.
  • New Manager Director in CERTEX Finland

    23/01/2015 I am pleased to announce that Mr. John Laitanen has been appointed new managing director of CERTEX Finland Oy from April 1, 2015.  John has, since 2009, acted as managing director of Xylem Water Solutions Suomi Oy, a company involved in the sales of pumps and related products and service to municipalities, construction companies, mines and industry. Prior to Xylem Water Solutions John held...
  • New leaflet about Axel Johnson International

    13/10/2014   Leaflet - Axel Johnson International 2014
  • New movie about Axel Johnson International

    07/10/2014
  • Graduation day

    01/10/2014 Yesterday the Axel Johnson International Trainee Group for 2013/2014 finished the 13 month long program. Each trainee held an individual presentation about the project they have had during the year and the day ended with a dinner together with mentors and supervisors at the sky restaurant in Wenner-Gren Center. We wish all of our now former trainees all the best of luck at their new positions...
  • AxLoad acquires Haimerl in Nürnberg, Germany

    13/08/2014 The Certex division within AxLoad has strengthened its position in Germany with the acquisition of the assets in Haimerl based in Nürnberg.
  • AxLoad acquires Akodis in La Rochelle, France

    04/07/2014 The Forankra division within AxLoad has strengthened its market position in France with the acquisition of Akodis in La Rochelle on the west cost of France.
  • AxLoad acquires the Armaton product range from VBG Group

    30/06/2014 AxLoad acquires Armaton, a complete range of drop side pillars and locks for light commercial vehicles. The Armaton product range will be integrated with Forankra AB and complement the product range to the body building segment. Armaton is a market leader in the Nordic region and has a strong position on some markets in Europe, mainly UK and Poland.
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Spruit Transmissies BV in the Netherlands

    27/05/2014 Spruit Transmissies will be part of the business group AxIndustries, a full-service supplier in bearings and transmissions. The company will be the base for growth and expansion outside Sweden.
  • We keep the mining industry running

    27/05/2014 We have complete solutions for the mining industry.
  • Read about us on the website "Näringslivet i Gällivare"

    23/05/2014 Photo: Daniel Olausson/ Media Tales Näringslivet i Gällivare  took the opportunity to interview  Mats R Karlsson, President and CEO Axel Johnson International and Thomas Johansson, MD GISAB during a meeting in Gällivare. Read the article  here  (only in Swedish) . 
  • Read about us in the magazine "Framtidens Karriär - Ingenjör"

    15/05/2014 Click on the links below to read the articles (only in swedish). Article with our former trainees Levent Duran and Julia Erikson. Article with our Director HR, Communication and Corporate Responsibility Åsa Holmgren.
  • Large order for Fujifilm Sverige AB

    13/05/2014 In April Fujifilm Sverige AB secured a large order from Bold Printing Group for two years ahead. In total, Fujifilm Sweden AB will deliver 900,000 sqm of printing plates with a total value of SEK 42.5 million. This is a positive trend for order intake in the graphic arts business  of Fujifilm Sverige AB. Fujifilm Sverige AB is part of the business group AxImage which is a part of Axel Johnson...
  • Mr. Jens Frigell appointed Head of Group Financial Reporting at Axel Johnson International

    28/04/2014 We are pleased to announce that Mr. Jens Frigell has been appointed new Head of Group Financial Reporting at Axel Johnson International. Jens will start his position as of May 12, 2014.
  • AxLoad acquires the lifting business of Kwintet Norge AS in Norway

    09/04/2014 AxLoad acquires the lifting business of Kwintet Norge AS in Norway. The Kwintet lifting business will be integrated into Certex Norway AS as the new rigging shop in Kristiansand. It will complement the current footprint of Certex rigging shops across the Norwegian coastline with focus on the offshore and marine market segment .
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Gällivare Industriservice AB

    03/04/2014 The gazelle company will be the base for growth in the north. Axel Johnson International becomes the majority shareholder in Gisab - Gällivare Industriservice AB. The company will be part of the AxIndustries division, which supplies services, bearings and transmissions to industrial customers in Scandinavia.
  • New goals for increasing diversity

    28/03/2014 On March 5th, the final workshop was carried out within the diversity project Axelerate, which aims to further step up the pace in the Axel Johnson group’s diversity efforts.
  • Awards at Axel Johnson AB's Annual meeting

    25/03/2014 AxFlow Holding AB and Ro-Ro International AB awarded at Axel Johnson AB's AGM. Congratulations to Ole Weiner, CEO AxFlow Holding AB, winner of the “Leader of the Year 2013” award, and to Thor Maugesten, MD Ro-Ro International AB, winner of the “Sustainable business 2013” award!
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Trans-Auto

    13/02/2014 Axel Johnson International acquires Ingeniörsfirma Trans-­Auto AB (“Trans-­Auto”). The company will be part of the newly established business group AxDrive, which supplies vehicle components to customers in the Nordic countries.
  • AxDrive och AxIndustries - our new business groups

    12/02/2014 During spring 2013, significant opportunities of growth where identified within the business group AxIndustries.
  • Mr. Ola Sjölin appointed President of AxIndustries Bearings & Transmissions AB

    07/01/2014 We are pleased to announce that Mr. Ola Sjölin has been appointed new President and CEO of AxIndustries Bearings & Transmissions from March 1, 2014.
  • Axelerate steps up

    16/12/2013 In November, the first workshop of Axel Johnson's diversity project, Axelerate, was held. The goal is to increase the diversity even more within in the Group.
  • Göran Hegestig new Managing Director at Sverull

    13/12/2013 The board of Sverull has appointed Göran Hegestig as new Managing Director, beginning officially January 1, 2014.
  • Jens S. Transmission AB in Norrköping acquires in Denmark

    03/12/2013 Jens S. Transmission AB in Norrköping, Sweden - part of the technology trade group Axel Johnson International - acquires the operation of Motovario Scandinavia in Copenhagen.
  • AB Karosseritillbehör acquires the operation of Oy Rotoman Ab

    02/12/2013 AB Karosseritillbehör (ABKATI) – the leading distributor of components for heavy duty vehicles in Sweden – and a part of Axel Johnson International, acquires the operation of the Finnish lightening supplier Rotoman in Helsinki. The acquisition will strengthen ABKATI´s position on the Finnish market.
  • Petra Granqvist - one participant in Axelerate from Axel Johnson International

    11/11/2013 Petra Granqvist Managing Director of AxFlow Sweden is one of those who have been selected to participate in the project Axelerate. It is one of the largest projects in the Axel Johnson Group to increase diversity in leadership positions.
  • Axelerate - a unique project to increase diversity

    08/11/2013 Axelerate is one of the largest projects to increase diversity in leadership positions within Axel Johnson International as well as the other companies in the Axel Johnson group. Together we want to create change and move from words to action. The project will result in concrete action plans to increase diversity within the group.
  • AxFlow acquires OE Solutions AS and Safe Supply AS

    10/10/2013 AxFlow has acquired OE Solutions AS and Safe Supply AS (below named OES), which are two companies with product, service and technical expertise in the oil and offshore industry. AxFlow is a pump supplier that distributes fluid handling solutions for the industry. An acquisition of OES contributes to strengthening AxFlow’s presence in the oil and offshore industry. The acquisition gives AxFlow a...
  • Antonia Ax:son Johnson honorary doctorate from KTH

    09/10/2013 Antonia Ax:son Johnson, head of the Axel Johnson Group, will join leading researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain in receiving honorary doctorates from KTH Royal Institute of Technology on November 15.
  • Year-end report 2012 - Going from strength to strength

    27/03/2013 Looking back over the past year, there are very many aspects of the Group’s performance in 2012 that give cause for satisfaction.  Sales growth for the Group was up 9 percent at SEK 6.177 billion and return on capital employed was 15 percent, in line with long term targets.  Cash flow within the Group was very healthy, at SEK 361 million.
  • Johan Karlberg new Managing Director at Eigenbrodt

    16/08/2012 Johan Karlberg has been appointed Managing Director at Eigenbrodt AB, effective from September 3 rd 2012. Johan has experience in leading positions with focus on sales of products and solutions for industrial enterprises.
  • Renata Borovenová new Managing Director at AxFlow Czech Republic

    16/08/2012 Renata Borovenová has been appointed as Managing Director at AxFlow s.r.o., Czech Republic, effective from October 1, 2012.
  • Petra Isaksson appointed Managing Director at AxFlow Sweden

    16/08/2012 Petra Isaksson has been appointed as Managing Director at AxFlow AB, Sweden. She will take up her position by September 1, 2012.
  • Gabriele Tanzi Mira appointed new Managing Director at AxFlow S.p.A., Italy

    04/07/2012 Gabriele Tanzi Mira has been appointed as Managing Director at AxFlow S.p.A. Italy. He assumed the position on June 18, 2012.
  • Thomas Løvgreen Frandsen new branch manager at Peter Harbro A/S

    04/07/2012 Effective from the 4th of June Thomas Løvgreen Frandsen assumed the postion as branch manager of Peter Harbro A/S in Esbjerg, replacing Palle Ankersen who resigned earlier this year. Thomas has a extensive business and management experience from international and danish technical trading organisations.
  • Per Englund appointed Managing Director at Forankra ABT

    31/05/2012 Per Englund is appointed new Managing Director for Forankra ABT, replacing Bjarne Ekman, with effect June 11.
  • Axel Johnson International acquires Mennens Group

    28/03/2012 Axel Johnson International has through its business group AxLoad acquired a majority stake in Dutch Mennens Group from De Hoge Dennen Capital, a Dutch privately held investment company. Mennens is the leading provider of steel wire rope, cranes, lifting products and related services in the Benelux region. As a result of the acquisition AxLoad is the largest European supplier in the lifting and...

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