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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. >
Skincity is an online skin care clinic >

Latest news

2 Jun 2021

Axel Johnson International acquires Swedish vehicle component distributor CDS Produkter AB

Axel Johnson International’s business group Transport Solutions strengthens its position in the Nordic market by the acquisition of the Swedish company CDS Produkter AB (CDS), effective June 1st. CDS is a reseller of vehicle components, mainly lights to cars and…

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14 Apr 2021

Axel Johnson becomes full owner of Skincity, aiming for strong growth

Axel Johnson becomes full owner of skin care company Skincity after acquiring the 18 percent ownership share from founders Mikael Kjellman and Annica Forsgren Kjellman. Skincity showed strong growth in 2020, and reached a positive result. Since Axel Johnson first…

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19 Mar 2021

Axel Johnson’s Year-End Report for 2020

2020 was an exceptional year for all of Axel Johnson’s operations. The industrial group Axel Johnson International and Axfood noted record profits. At the same time, sales and profits, primarily at Martin & Servera and Åhléns, were hard hit by…

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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 have a total annual turnover of approximately SEK 87 billion (2020). All told, our operations employ approximately 25,000 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.