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.
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.
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.
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.
A subsidiary, Flowmax, is established in Spain.
AxTrade Flow AB is, again, renamed AxFlow AB. Several non-core subsidiaries in Belgium, France and Germany are being divested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In February 2001 AxFlow establishes a subsidiary in Schönenwerd, Switzerland.
This specialized pan-European distributor is now the undisputed market leader in its field, represented with own sales and service subsidiaries all over Europe.
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AxFlow Denmark acquires Scana Godkjaer & Armatur A/S, Smorrum, Denmark.
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.
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.
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.
AxFlow is established in Italy at Via del Commercio, Buccinasco (MI).
Mats R. Karlsson is appointed President and CEO.
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.
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AxFlow establishes an office in Cluj, Romania.
Ole Weiner is appointed President and CEO.
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.
AxFlow Limited in Dublin, Ireland, acquires liquids handling supplier Combiflow Limited in Ballymount West Dublin.
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.