Axel Johnson International expands offering in dock and loading equipment in France

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Forankra France, part of Axel Johnson International’s business group Transport Solutions, has acquired Altec France, effective 24 May. Altec France is a provider of dedicated professional technical solutions in docking equipment, with a leading position in ramps.

“The acquisition of Altec France is well in line with our strategy for geographical expansion and increased service offering in the docking equipment and ramp market,” says Erik Eklöv, Managing Director, Transport Solutions.

Founded in 1993, Altec France is a highly regarded company situated in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte d'Or, in Eastern France. It offers dedicated professional technical solutions in docking equipment to distributors, bodybuilders and end-users. Altec France has a leading position in the French ramp market and is a good complement to Forankra France, which has long experience in selling dock equipment.

“We look forward to joining forces with Altec France and we see many possibilities for cooperation when it comes to employees, products and technical expertise,” says Philippe Plossu, Managing Director, Forankra France. “With the addition of Altec France, we will be able to strengthen our presence in the French market and offer existing and potential customers an even stronger offering.”

For further information, please contact:

Erik Eklöv, Managing Director of Transport Solutions, Axel Johnson International,
+46 703 20 29 39,

Philippe Plossu, Managing Director, ACK Forankra France,
+33 6 08 73 78 22,


Ida Borgström
Head of Communications


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.