Axel Johnson is a leading Swedish family-owned group, with a major footprint in Food, and with businesses spanning across sectors as diverse as Industrial and IT Solutions, Beauty, Health and Wellness, and Solar energy. We meet more than one and a half million customers every day through our companies. We want to be a positive force for change in the communities of which they are a part.

Axel Johnson International is an industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategic niche markets. >
Axfood is a leading group in the grocery industry in Sweden. >
Dustin is a leading online IT partner with operations in the Nordic and Benelux regions. >
Novax is Axel Johnson´s investment company, that invests in small and medium-sized growth companies. >
KICKS Group is the leading beauty actor in Scandinavia and it consists of KICKS and Skincity. >
Martin & Servera is Sweden's leading restaurant and food service specialist. >
Since 2010 solar has grown faster than any other type of energy. >

Latest news

9 May 2023


Marie Fossum Strannegård has been appointed as the new CEO of AxSol. She most recently held the position of CEO at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and has a background in the energy sector with previous roles at Fortum and…

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9 May 2023


FoodBridge – Axel Johnson’s platform for early-stage foodtech start-up investments – makes its second investment in the company Improvin’. Improvin’ is a Swedish technology company that builds digital infrastructure for agricultural and food companies to drive increased sustainability and simplify…

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17 Mar 2023

AXEL JOHNSON’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR 2022: Strong results, growth and continued renewal

The year 2022 ended as a new record year for Axel Johnson. Axfood, Martin & Servera and the industrial group Axel Johnson International all recorded their best earnings to date. At the same time, large investments were made through acquisitions…

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About Axel Johnson

Family business Axel Johnson was founded in 1873 and is now run by the fourth and fifth generations. Every day we interact with more than one and a half million customers who buy goods and services from our affiliated companies.

Our main footprint is within Food, but our businesses span across sectors as diverse as Industrial and IT Solutions, Beauty, Health and Wellness, and Solar energy.

We are currently undergoing the most rapid transformation in our 150 years’ history, pursuing our 10/50 agenda – meaning that in ten years, half of revenue is to come from things that our companies are not doing today.

The today wholly and partly owned companies within Axel Johnson have a total annual turnover of SEK 94.7 billion (2021). All told, our operations employ approximately 25,000 people, which makes Axel Johnson one of the largest trade and service companies in the Nordic region.

The foundation of the Group’s success lies in a combination of impatient and constant renewal, long-term family ownership, profitable organic growth and focus on sustainability with regards to both financials and to societal and environmental impact. The company takes a long-term perspective when building and developing businesses, giving the companies a good chance to grow over time.