“We are ready to accelerate.”

Taking the lead in the transformation

At Axel Johnson International, we believe in businesses as a driving force for change. We are a global industrial group with more than 170 companies spread over 30 countries, with businesses in many niche markets and industries. Every day our products drive, secure and power thousands of applications essential for the society to function. We recognise that the society needs to be more sustainable, and by helping our customers find optimal technical solutions, we contribute to a more sustainable development.

We are a part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson. Sustainability has been an important driving force within the Axel Johnson group since the 1980’s, when Antonia Ax:son Johnson – fourth generation Johnson – started to talk about The good company and how companies can be a positive force for change in the society. For Axel Johnson International, being a part of Axel Johnson opens for collaboration within the group and across industries. We strongly believe that the way forward towards a more sustainable future, for all businesses, includes partnerships, cooperation and transparency.

Driving transformation in the industries where we operate

Together we can make a change. The companies within Axel Johnson International operate in a wide range of industries, and every day we meet many customers and suppliers all over the world. This means that we have the possibility to influence people throughout our value chain.

Our companies provide specialised knowledge and support for their customers to choose the best product or application to improve safety, resource efficiency and extend lifetime of products. By providing more sustainable customer offers, and together with our customers and suppliers explore new alternative business solutions, we can contribute to a more efficient use of resources as well as enable increased profitability long term.

We simply want to run good businesses and increase customer value.

Sustainability for Axel Johnson International

As a long-term owner, we believe in sustainable businesses. We are convinced that sustainable decisions will lead us to new business opportunities, keep us relevant and future-proof our company.

We strive to create momentum and push boundaries to make sure that we remain on the forefront when it comes to customer value, technical expertise and service. Years of experience in the industry has taught us many valuable lessons; lessons on adapting to our customers’ needs and how to make use of the different strengths in our group. In the coming years, the industrial system will go through a transformation driven by sustainability, digitalisation, automation and electrification. At the same time, we must address crucial challenges of our time – climate change, resource scarcity and social issues. 

The strategy is built around our vision that we drive the sustainability transformation in our industry. In order to deliver on our vision, we have set three focus areas: sustainable supply chain, sustainable operations and sustainable customer offers. We have also set targets related to the most material sustainability themes we have identified: people, climate, and circularity.


The way forward is to collaborate

We have the privilege of being a large group of industrial companies where we can cooperate and learn from each other. By taking advantage of our employees’ extensive know-how and synergies between our companies, we can constantly create more sustainable customer offers and solutions. We celebrate, inspire and drive innovation by showing and sharing “best practice” within our group.

If you would like to join us in developing the solutions of tomorrow, please let us know!

We want to ensure that we remain relevant for another 150 years. Therefore, we want to drive sustainable transformation in our industry.

Fourth and fifth generation of owners in Axel Johnson – Caroline Berg and Antonia Ax:son Johnson

Axel Johnson’s sustainable business strategy

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