We acquire, own and develop companies.

Our core business is to acquire, own and develop industrial, technology-driven companies in strategic niche markets. The primary focus is on companies offering technical products and solutions for industrial processes. We seek to identify companies with a strong market position and superior expertise, driven by entrepreneurially minded individuals with a strong track record and growth ambitions.

The business concept has a long-term ownership horizon without an exit strategy. This means that we concentrate on companies with a sustainable business model that we can support through active ownership. Maintaining sustainable business models means keeping a watchful eye at all times on market dynamics to ensure we move and adapt in accordance with the customer needs. We build and develop business groups with companies that complement and strengthen each other. Our approach enables them to share information, experience, and know-how to underpin long-term growth and profitability.

Our leadership model is based on decentralised leadership, meaning that we put each company’s entrepreneurs in the driving seat of their business. We believe they are the people best placed to make the decisions relating to their enterprise. As a result, decision-making at Axel Johnson International companies is fast and flexible.

As an owner, Axel Johnson International seeks to further leverage the benefits of a large group and ensure long-term growth by actively focusing on four key strategic areas. We believe these areas are central to the long-term growth and evolution of our companies.


Our four strategic focus areas