9 July 2021

AxFlow Holding AB becomes majority shareholder in Danish System Cleaners

AxFlow Holding AB today announced the acquisition of System Cleaners – a Danish provider of complete open plant cleaning systems and products for the global food and beverage industry.

Headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, System Cleaners delivers fully automatic and manual open plant cleaning systems for the global food and beverage industries that minimize cleaning times, increase factory uptime while reducing water and chemical usage. During their 30 years in business, System Cleaners has become a well-recognised global brand with installed units in more than 100 countries worldwide to global, regional and local food and beverage brands in all industry segments.

“AxFlow has been supplying fluid handling systems for the food & beverage industry for decades. Throughout the years, we have seen a steady increase in demand for professional cleaning systems driven by the ever-increasing focus on food safety and quality as well as the reduction of waste.“ says Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding AB and continues, “I want to welcome our new colleagues from System Cleaners to AxFlow Group. Together we will be able to offer our food & beverage customers a complete portfolio of products and services from process pumps, homogenizers, heat exchangers and valves – either stand-alone or combined in a process system – all the way to turnkey cleaning systems through System Cleaners’ offering.”

The founder and majority owner of System Cleaners Peter Jessen also comments the acquisition: “Becoming a part of AxFlow and this large industrial group will create a lot of opportunities for our customers, partners and employees. AxFlow’s years of experience in the European food and beverage industries and strong presence in most European countries makes them a great long-term strategic partner to System Cleaners.”


AxFlow Group makes up the Fluid Handling Solutions business group within Axel Johnson International. The AxFlow Group specialises in the marketing, distribution, and provision of complete sales engineering services for high-quality fluid-handling equipment. The AxFlow Group serves customers in the chemical & petrochemical, food, power generation, environmental, dockside, facilities management, and wastewater industries with equipment from world-leading manufacturers. High standards of technical competence, a comprehensive range of products and services, commitment and integrity have contributed to the company’s steady growth since its establishment in 1960. The AxFlow Group is active in 32 markets and has approximately 1100 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 320 million.

Axel Johnson International is a global industrial group of more than 150 companies in 30 countries. We drive business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components, and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in six business groups: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions. We are part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.

System Cleaners A/S is the globally leading manufacturer of open plant cleaning solutions for the food and beverage industry. With a product portfolio of high-quality automatic and manual cleaning solutions, we specialise in designing and producing standard and customised solutions which ensure a high level of food safety and hygiene. System Cleaners has been safeguarding top food and beverage brands for more than three decades and has installations in more than 100 countries worldwide.

For further information, please contact:
Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding,
+46 (0)8 545 476 72, ole.weiner@axflow.com

Lars Carlson, CFO of AxFlow Holding,
+46 (0)702 74 05 35, lars.carlsson@axflow.com

Peter Jessen, Founder and owner of System Cleaners
+45 20 76 42 26, pje@systemcleaners.com

Peter Freiesleben, CEO of System Cleaners
+ 45 20 99 63 52, pfr@systemcleaners.com

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