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History

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. The year 2016 is a landmark in AxFlow's history starting the expansion outside Europe and becoming a worldwide distributor of fluid handling equipment.

Historical highlights
2019
May

AxFlow celebrates 30 years as a group!

2019
January

Brown Brothers Engineering and Kelair Pumps acquire GT Water - specialists in fire water tanks to the building and fire safety markets in the Melbourne area.

2018
October

AxFlow Great Britain expands its service and market coverage with Crest Process Engineering acquisition.

2018
September

AxFlow ENTERS AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND by acquiring Brown Brothers/Kelair - the market-leading distributors of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps in Australia and New Zealand.

2018
February

AxFlow Germany acquires service company Pumpen Karrer - specialists in industrial equipment repair and maintenance & AxFlow Italy acquires service company Cinti Srl.

2018
January

AxFlow France has taken a major step to greatly strengthen its service capacity with the acquisition of RDC Productions.

2017
December

AxFlow enters Baltics fluid-handling market and acquires Bahr Pump OU (Estonia), Pumptechnique SIA (Latvia) and Flow Technologies UAB (Lithuania).

2016
November

Process Partner AS – experts in process instrumentation, calibration and gas detection equipment for offshore and onshore industries - AS becomes a part of AxFlow Norway.

2016
September

AxFlow, extends its product portfolio and market coverage in Switzerland with the acquisition of W. Moser AG.

2016
March

AxFlow Holding AB acquires AQS Liquid Transfer in SOUTH AFRICA and EXPANDS ITS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET COVERAGE OUTSIDE EUROPE!

2015
November

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

2014
May

AxFlow celebrates 25 years as a group!

2014
January

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

2013
October

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

2012
May

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

2011
November

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

2011
October

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

AxFlow UK opens new North East service and maintenance facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

2011
June

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.

2011
April

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.

2010
May

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.

2010
February

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

2009
January

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.

2008
August

Ole Weiner is appointed President and CEO.

2007
November

AxFlow establishes an office in Cluj, Romania.

2006
May

AxFlow launches the "fluidity.nonstop" concept.

2005
October

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.

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.

2004
February

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

Mats R. Karlsson is appointed President and CEO.

2003
June

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

2003
January

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

2002
The year

AxFlow NL and BE 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
June

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

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.

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
The year

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 year

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 PL, a pump division is established together with AxEast. In NL, the engineering facilities of Al-Techniek NL are expanded. Axel Johnson Hellas in Greece is divested.

1994
The year

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

1992
Flowmax is established

A subsidiary, Flowmax, is established in Spain.

1991
The year

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
Changes in the organization

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.

1990
Changes in the organization

Al-Techniek Benelux with offices in The Netherlands and Belgium is acquired and merged with Axel Johnson Industrial.

1989
The year

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.

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