History

Historical highlights

The AxFlow Group has evolved as Europe’s leading company in its field through a combination of organic growth, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and divestment of non-core business activities.

March 2016

AxFlow Holding AB acquires AQS and expands its geographic market coverage outside Europe

November 2015

AxFlow Hungary acquires Forszi-Tech Kft and expands its service, maintenance and repair offer.

May 2014

AxFlow celebrates 25 years as a group!

January 2014

AxFlow Denmark expands its service resource by addition of 6 service experts in Gardner Denver air compressors.

October 2013

AxFlow Norway acquires OE Solutions & Safe Supply and expands its engineering and service offer to oil and offshore market.

May 2012

AxFlow is represented at Achema in Frankfurt 2012, the 30th International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Bio technology.

November 2011

AxFlow UK acquires British based Thames Valley Pumps. AxFlow Limited, in Great Britain, has acquired Thames Valley Pumps in Windsor.

October 2011

AxFlow acquires Norpump in Norway and expands it’s engineering and service offer.

AxFlow UK opens North East service base. AxFlow Limited has opened a new service and maintenance facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

June 2011

AxFlow Finland acquires TM-Palvelu OY. AxFlow Oy in Helsinki Finland acquires of TM-Palvelu Oy, a well established pump service and piping contractor in Finland.

April 2011

AxFlow AB, Sweden, acquires Chemo-Invest Specialpumpar AB in Helsingborg. The acquisition of Chemo-Invest Specialpumpar makes AxFlow AB the largest distributors of positive displacement pumps and fluid handling systems in Sweden.

May 2010

The complete business activities of Hendriks Techniek Flevo B.V. in Dronten, The Netherlands is taken over by AxFlow's new subsidiary AxFlow Systems B.V. making AxFlow a systems supplier throughout Europe.

February 2010

AxFlow Limited in Dublin, Ireland, acquires liquids handling supplier Combiflow Limited in Ballymount West Dublin.

January 2009

AxFlow Limited, UK, acquires Yorkshire-based T.A.P.S. Limited, one of the leading pump and mechanical seal service and repair operations in the north of England.

August 2008

Ole Weiner is appointed President and CEO.

November 2007

AxFlow establishes an office in Cluj, Romania.

May 2006

AxFlow launches the
"fluidity.nonstop" concept.

October 2005

Investment AB Latour acquires, through its subsidiary Specma AB in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Packings and Seals Divisions of the AxFlow companies in Sweden and Norway.

January 2004

AxFlow and SPX Process Equipment enter into major European Cooperation.

The AxFlow Group acquires through its subsidiaries in the Netherlands, France and Spain the market companies of SPX Process Equipment in the same countries. The acquisition also includes the SPX Process Equipment company in Italy.

February 2004

AxFlow is established in Italy at Via del Commercio, Buccinasco (MI).

Mats R. Karlsson is appointed President and CEO.

2003

In January AxFlow Spain acquires Colfax Bombas SA in Barcelona from the German pump manufacturer Allweiler AG.

AxFlow extends its Pan-European coverage embracing Slovenia and Croatia. AxFlow GesmbH in Graz, Austria, initially heads the operations starting June 15, 2003.

2002

AxFlow Netherlands and Belgium acquire the distributorship for Viking Pumps in the Netherlands from EMBA Pompentechniek BV in Dordrecht, and the distributorships for Viking Pumps and Johnson Pump (UK) in Belgium from EMBA Pump- en Filtertechniek NV in Vilvoorde.


2001

In February 2001 AxFlow establishes a subsidiary in Schönenwerd, Switzerland.

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This specialized pan-European distributor is now the undisputed market leader in its field, represented with own sales and service subsidiaries all over Europe.

AxFlow
One name - One standard

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June 2001

AxFlow Denmark acquires Scana Godkjaer & Armatur A/S, Smorrum, Denmark.


2000

In July 2000 AxFlow AB becomes AxFlow Holding AB and the process of renaming all companies in the group AxFlow is initiated.
In the UK, George Meller Ltd is restructuring into three specialized companies: AxFlow Ltd, Meller Process Equipment Ltd and Meller FlowTrans Ltd. AxFlow Norway acquires packing company Metro in Oslo.

1999

In Denmark, Danax acquires the flow activity from Berendsen PMC (Sophus Berendsen A/S). In Hungary, AxFlow acquires Bajck Kft. A new AxFlow company is also established in Ireland.

1998

STB Pompy (Poland) and DANAX (Denmark) are being founded, and Norsk Pumpe is merged with Gregersen & Johnson. In Denmark, Axel Johnson Teknik is divested. In Sweden, Svenska Tätningar is acquired and merged into Bergman-AXAB. Meller acquired Rogan Raydel (UK) and the Tank & Silo department of IMS (The Netherlands), forming Meller FlowTrans.

1997

The pump departments of NESSCO (Norway) and DCM (Belgium) are acquired. So is Hillman Oy in Finland. In the same year, PROMAX is established in the Czech Republic.

1996

Gregersen & Johnson in Norway is acquired from our sister company AxEast. Two other Norwegian companies, Norsk Pumpeindustri and Maskin K Lund are also acquired and merged into the group. In Spain, the pump division of MOPINSA is merged with Flowmax.

1995

Alpha-Technical in UK is acquired and merged with Meller.
AKA Pump in Sweden is acquired and merged with Bergman- AXAB. In Poland, a pump division is established together with our sister company AxEast. In the Netherlands, the engineering facilities of Al-Techniek NL are expanded. Axel Johnson Hellas in Greece is divested.

1994

AxTrade Flow AB is, again, renamed AxFlow AB. Several non-core subsidiaries in Belgium, France and Germany are being divested.

1992

A subsidiary, Flowmax, is established in Spain.

1991

Acquisitions of Apliventil (Portugal), Gaflo (Germany) and Maskin AB AXAB (Sweden). The latter was merged with Bernhard M. Bergman AB to become AB Bergman-AXAB. Axel Johnson Flow AB became AxTrade Flow AB.

1990

Al-Techniek Benelux with offices in The Netherlands and Belgium is acquired and merged with Axel Johnson Industrial. Volumax is founded in France and Wemex is transferred to a sister company, AxEast Asia. In Portugal, the Flow division of Axel Johnson Lda is turned into a separate, specialized company called Vendor.

1989

Axel Johnson Flow AB is established to co-ordinate and support the activities of about a dozen companies within the Axel Johnson Group.

They include George Meller and Bernhard M. Bergman AB.

Curt Källström is President and CEO.