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AxFlow France expands in service by acquisition of Armor Bobinage

Thursday, December 3, 2020

AxFlow France strengthens its service capacity in food and beverage with the acquisition of Armor Bobinage, a 19-person company, based in Saint Brieuc and Dinan, northwest France.  

Armor Bobinage is a family-owned service and trading company. Starting off as a pure motor repair workshop in 1969, Armor Bobinage has evolved into a specialist in installation, repair and commissioning of pumps and electric motors, predominantly for brands such as Xylem and Leroy-Somer. Majority of their customers are in the food sector – especially in dairy production.

“The acquisition is in line with AxFlow’s strategy to grow in service and to become one-stop-shop fluid handling experts for the processing industry. More specifically, it complements AxFlow France’s offering to the food and beverage customers with strong product portfolio”, says Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding.

Announcing the acquisition, AxFlow France managing director Guillaume Chanay commented, “In order to be successful in customer service you need to have skilled, experienced service personnel and close proximity to customers’ sites. Armor Bobinage has both. With Armor’s location in the centre of the French dairy district and their decades of experience in pump service and electric motor repair combined with our APV and Waukesha product range and our food systems know-how, we will bring AxFlow customer service to the whole new level.”

Mr. Bruno Honore, owner and chairman of Armor Bobinage is equally as enthusiastic about the acquisition commenting: “The synergy of complementary products resulting from the acquisition and the resources available from AxFlow provide a strong platform for our future growth.”

 

NOTE FOR EDITORS

AxFlow France has been active in the French for more than 30 years and it is a part of the AxFlow Group, the Fluid Handling Solutions business group within Axel Johnson International. The AxFlow Group specializes in the marketing, distribution and provision of complete sales engineering services for high-quality fluid-handling equipment. The AxFlow Group serves customers in the food and beverage, chemical & petrochemical, ceramics, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, and water & wastewater industries with equipment from world-leading manufacturers. High standards of technical competence, a comprehensive range of products and services, commitment and integrity have contributed to the company’s steady growth since its establishment in 1989. The AxFlow Group is active in 32 countries and has approximately 1100 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 320 million.

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.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ole Weiner, CEO, AxFlow, +46 (0)8 545 476 72, ole.weiner@axflow.com

Lars Carlson, CFO, AxFlow, +46 (0)8 545 476 71, lars.carlson@axflow.com

Guillaume Chanay, MD, AxFlow SAS, France, +33 (0)1 30 68 41 37, g.chanay@axflow.fr

Bruno Honore, owner, Armor Bobinage, +33 (0) 6 0800 13 02, bruno-honore@wanadoo.fr