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AxFlow Italy acquires MAP Srl to Strengthen Position in Wastewater Sector and Expand into Biogas Market

Monday, April 29, 2024

AxFlow Italy, a leading provider of fluid handling equipment for processing industries, today announced the acquisition of MAP Srl., a prominent distributor specializing in the sales of Vaughan Chopper pumps. This strategic move marks a significant step forward for AxFlow Italy as it seeks to enhance its presence in the wastewater industry and capitalize on emerging opportunities in the biogas market.

Vaughan Chopper pumps are renowned for their reliability and efficiency, particularly in water and waste treatment applications, as well as the rapidly growing biogas and biomass sectors. By integrating this product line into its portfolio, AxFlow Italy aims to bolster its offerings in the wastewater segment while also tapping into the growing biogas market.

"We are thrilled to welcome MAP into the AxFlow family," said Gabriele Tanzi Mira, Managing Director of AxFlow Italy. "Their expertise in distributing Vaughan Chopper pumps, and strategic position on the Adriatic coast enables more efficient service delivery to customers in the central and southern regions of Italy. This expanded reach will enhance our ability to serve a broader customer base and drive growth opportunities; it will also strengthen our position in the strategic segment of waste and water treatment.”

Furthermore, MAP stands to benefit from AxFlow’s robust service and logistics infrastructure, including warehousing facilities and service workshops. With access to AxFow’s resources, MAP can streamline operations, improve product availability, and enhance customer support.

"MAP's success has been built on technical expertise and a commitment to customer satisfaction," noted Mr. Franco Turbessi, co-owner and Technical Director of MAP. "Joining forces with AxFlow Italy not only strengthens our ability to serve customers in our core segments of wastewater treatment and biogases, but also opens up new avenues for growth, particularly in the processing industries."

Both companies are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for customers and partners. Existing relationships and contracts will remain unchanged, with the added benefit of access to an expanded range of products and services.


For further information, please contact:

Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding, +46 (0)8 545 476 72,

Gabriele Tanzi Mira, Managing Director AxFlow S.r.l., +39 02 4848045,

Franco Turbessi, General Manager MAP Srl, +39 073164370,

AxFlow Italy is a part of 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 chemical and petrochemical, food, power generation, environmental, dockside, facilities management and 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 1960. The AxFlow Group is active in 30 markets and has approximately 1400 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 412 million.

Axel Johnson International is a global industrial group of 200 companies in 34 countries. Axel Johnson International drives 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: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Automation, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.