Martin Malmvik appointed new CEO and President of Axel Johnson International

The Board of Directors of Axel Johnson International has today appointed Martin Malmvik as CEO and President of the Group. Martin Malmvik is currently the head of AxLoad, the largest business unit within Axel Johnson International.

Martin Malmvik joined Axel Johnson International in 2009 and has been the CEO of AxLoad and a member of the Group management team since then.

“Martin has strong business acumen and good knowledge of Axel Johnson International’s businesses. He has successfully led the AxLoad business group to a European market leading position in lifting and cargo securing solutions. The Board of Directors knows Martin as a respected and knowledgeable leader with the ability to adapt to changes and lead Axel Johnson International in its next step of expansion”, says Paul Schrotti, Chairman of Axel Johnson International.

“I am excited about the opportunity to build an even stronger future for Axel Johnson International together with my colleagues. We have all the necessary prerequisites to expand, while keeping our decentralized structure and retain focus on our customers. I look forward to working with the Board and all my colleagues and take on this challenge”, says Martin Malmvik, CEO of Axel Johnson International.

Ola Karlsson, CFO of AxLoad, will take on the role of interim CEO of AxLoad until further notice.


For further information, please contact:
Martin Malmvik, CEO and President, Axel Johnson International, +46 (0)70 838 55 98,



Åsa Holmgren
Head of Communication, Sustainability and HR


Axel Johnson International is a privately owned industrial group offering development and growth opportunities for aspiring technology businesses. The more than 90 companies that today make up Axel Johnson International are all experts in their respective segments, adding value by improving the efficiency, reliability, quality and safety of industrial operations. Their services range from efficient distribution of industrial products to maintenance, support and customised technical solutions. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Axel Johnson International group of companies has 2,640 employees, annual sales of 7 MEUR and operations in more than 25 countries.


About Us

Axel Johnson International is a global industrial group of more than 120 companies in 28 countries. 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 six business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions, Transport Solutions and Driveline Solutions. We are part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.