1,5 %

of all food in Sweden today is purchased online. What happens when we reach 15 %?

The transformation of retail

We at Axel Johnson believe that trade and services develop people and build communities. We meet over a 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 one of Sweden’s leading companies in the retail grocery industry with the mission to supply high quality, sust >
Dustin is one of the leading resellers of IT products and additional services in the Nordics. >
Åhléns is Sweden’s leading department store chain with beauty, home and fashion products under one roof. >
Novax is Axel Johnson´s investment company, that invests in small and medium-sized growth companies. >
KICKS is the leading beauty chain in Scandinavia and offers a holistic concept in makeup, fragrances, skin care and hair >
Martin & Servera is Sweden's leading restaurant and food service specialist. >
D-Ax is Axel Johnson’s arm for investments in small, fast-growing digital companies with significant potential. >

Latest news

13 Nov 2018

Jonas Samuelson named to Axel Johnson’s Board of Directors

Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of Electrolux, has today been named to Axel Johnson’s Board of Directors. Jonas has been with Electrolux since 2008 and is President and CEO since 2016. He has extensive experience of multinational industrial companies, including…

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8 Nov 2018

Axel Johnson creates Axbeautyhouse

To strengthen the position within a growing beauty market, Axel Johnson is now creating a whole new unit, Axbeautyhouse, which will be responsible for beauty purchases for the group companies Åhléns and KICKS. Axel Johnson already owns several companies within…

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21 Sep 2018

Axel Johnson International enters Australia and New Zealand by acquiring Brown Brothers/Kelair

Axel Johnson International’s Fluid Handling Solutions business group, AxFlow, has acquired Brown Brothers/Kelair, market-leading distributor of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps in Australia and New Zealand. The acquisition is the next step in AxFlow’s geographic expansion outside Europe, after the…

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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 a million customers who buy goods and services from our affiliated companies.

Axel Johnson builds and develops profitable trade and service businesses in the European market, with a focus on the Nordic countries. The today wholly and partly owned companies within Axel Johnson AB had a total annual turnover of approximately SEK 77 billion (2016). All told, our operations employ approximately 20,000 people, and we are trading partners with thousands of companies worldwide, which makes Axel Johnson one of the largest trade and service companies in the Nordic region.

With commerce at its foundation, the Group has changed shape over the years, while the will and drive to change, combined with the long-term development of profitable businesses, remains intact. It is a company tradition on which Axel Johnson continues to build.