Johan Johnsson, new Managing Director of AB Karosseritillbehör, ABKATI

Johan Johnsson has been appointed Managing Director of ABKATI. Johan succeeds Gunder Nilsson who, after 25 successful years in office as Managing Director has announced that he wants to retire at the end of 2017.

Johan will initially work in parallel with Gunder for some time to ensure as good an introduction as possible in his new role. Gunder Nilsson will then continue with projects within Axel Johnson International and be available for support even during parts of 2018 if there is a need.

Johan Johnsson has many years of experience from managing international companies, such as Jumo Skandinavia and Rittal Norway. Currently he is working as an interim MD in southern Sweden.

"Johan, with his extensive experience in industrial sales and in managing change and development will be able to contribute to a continued positive development of ABKATI in Scandinavia. The company has a solid foundation with many talented employees with long experience and a great company culture and good supplier relationships that we can build on," says Ola Sjölin, new chairman of AB Karosseritillbehör.

"I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and to help develop ABKATI in the future. It is very exciting to get an opportunity to continue the work that has led to a leading position in Sweden and at the same time be able to contribute with my own perspectives and experiences," says Johan Johnsson who will assume his new post on October 1st, 2017.

For further information, please contact Ola Sjölin, MD of Industrial Solutions at Axel Johnson International, + 46-70-6672468,

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Axel Johnson International is a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 110 companies in 27 countries, with combined annual sales of EUR 960 million. 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 five business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions.