New Managing Director for Ro-Ro International

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Ro-Ro International, part of Axel Johnson International’s Transport Solutions business group, has appointed Pär Johansson as new Managing Director, effective January 2, 2019. Pär will succeed Thor Maugesten, who served as Managing Director of Ro-Ro International for 31 years.

Pär Johansson is 31 years old and has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University. Five years ago, he joined the Axel Johnson International group as a trainee and has had various positions within sales, business controlling and business development in Trailereffekter, Forankra and Axel Johnson International since then.

“Pär comes from the Forankra environment, where he was Sales Manager of Forankra AB for three years, so he already has a good understanding of the load-securing business,” says Erik Eklöv, Managing Director, Transport Solutions. “I am confident that Pär and Ro-Ro will be a good combination and that Pär will contribute to the company with his people skills and modern mindset.”

Ro-Ro International has some of the world's leading car manufacturers on the client list thanks to Thor, his leadership and team. “Thor has built a great team who deliver what they promise, enjoy their work, and work hard in an industry that never takes a weekend,” says Eklöv. “Over the years, he has created very loyal customers, which is crucial in a tightly knit, conservative industry like this one.”



Viktor Skargren
Head of Communication / Project Manager Strategy and M&A


Axel Johnson International is a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 100 companies in 25 countries, with combined annual sales of EUR 790 million. We drive business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategic 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.