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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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13 Sep 2018

Stina Andersson new chief operating officer at Axel Johnson

Stina Andersson, current Strategy and Business Development Manager at Tele2, will be new Chief Operating Officer at Axel Johnson. The role is new and will form part of Group Management. Stina is expected to take office in early 2019. Stina…

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10 Aug 2018

Skincity acquires leading UK cosmeceutical skincare retailer

Skincity has acquired the majority of shares in Effortless Skin, one of the UK’s leading online cosmeceutical skin care retailers. After its launch in 2011, Skincity has rapidly grown into one of Scandinavia’s leading online skincare companies, achieving this growth…

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21 Jun 2018

D-Ax sells its shares in Virtusize

D-Ax invested in Virtusize in 2014 and now sells its shares to a group of Japanese investors, including Yahoo Japan Capital, Ideos Venture Cap fund, D4V, and Toyoshima. “We are happy to have been a part in establishing Virtusize as…

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8 Jun 2018

Axel Johnson becomes main partner to The Global Village and Järvaveckan

Axel Johnson becomes main partner to The Global Village, the non-profit association behind Järvaveckan – a meeting place for politicians, citizens, trade and industry to talk about integration, diversity, social sustainability and gender equality. In total, Axel Johnson donates up…

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4 May 2018

Axel Johnson International in several acquisitions

Axel Johnson International continue to strenghten their position as a market leading industrial group and has carried out five acquisitions in the past three months. Nomo, part of Axel Johnson International, strengthened its position on the Nordic market for bearings,…

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24 Apr 2018

Prisninja winner of Axlab

When the results of this year’s edition of Axlab was recently presented, the winning idea was named Prisninja, presented by Valentin Romanov from Axfood. Axlab is a 48-hour innovation platform for all 20,000 employees within the Axel Johnson Group. Axlab…

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12 Apr 2018

Anna Ryott and Tomas Franzén appointed new members of Axel Johnson’s Board

Anna Ryott, Vice President of Norrsken Foundation, and Tomas Franzén, CEO of Bonnier, has today been appointed new members of the Axel Johnson Board. Anna Ryott has long experience from working with sustainability and social issues as well as investments….

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11 Apr 2018

Freddy Sobin new CEO of KICKS

Freddy Sobin, today CEO of Consortio Fashion Group, has been appointed new CEO of KICKS. He will take office by September 2018. Freddy Sobin has been CEO of Consortio Fashion Group AB since 2011, including Bubbleroom and Cellbes. Freddy has…

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19 Mar 2018

Axel Johnson’s Year-End Report for 2017

Strong year for Axel Johnson 2017 was another good year for Axel Johnson. ProfitAX for the year amounted to SEK 3,020 million (2,848), an increase of 6 percent. The Group’s total sales amounted to SEK 77,174 million (72,327), an increase…

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