Axel Johnson Group

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The Axel Johnson Group is a Swedish fourth-generation family-owned company. It traces its origins to the trading company A. Johnson & Co, founded in 1873; the Group consists of four legally and financially independent groups with a common owner, Antonia Ax:son Johnson and her family. In addition, the Group has proprietary interests in the British company Spirent plc, listed on the London and New York Stock Exchanges, and in Nordstjernan, which in turn has major interests in other companies, including the listed company NCC.

The four companies in the group are:

Axel Johnson AB[edit]

Axel Johnson AB is a Swedish family business that builds and develops trade and service businesses in the European market, with a main focus on the Nordic region. Group companies currently comprise Axel Johnson International, Axfood, Dustin, KICKS, Novax, Martin & Servera and Åhléns.

The wholly and partly owned companies in the Axel Johnson AB group have annual sales of approximately SEK 72 billion and some 20,000 employees (2016).

Axel Johnson AB is one of four independent companies in the Axel Johnson Group, together with property company AxFast, holding company Altocumulus and the US company Axel Johnson Inc. In addition, the Axel Johnson Group has an ownership interest in Nordstjernan; the Axel Johnson Group is owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson (great-granddaughter of company founder Axel Johnson) and her family.