140 Years of Building Companies that Make a Difference

Headquartered in New York City, Axel Johnson Inc. is a private operating company with a mission to invest in and help grow great industry-leading businesses over the long term.

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There is something very special about a family company. The dreams, the commitment and the determination of the family and entrepreneur go hand-in-hand with the professionalism, rationality and objectivity of the modern corporation.
— Antonia Ax:son Johnson

Axel Johnson, Inc. is a legally and financially independent member of the group of companies owned by the Johnson family of Stockholm, Sweden. As a family company with 5 generations of family ownership, we have a long-term perspective that allows us to do business and build businesses in a way that is consistent with our values. Central to these values is the belief that private business is one of the most powerful forces for change in society today. This means that every one of us at Axel Johnson is responsible for ensuring that everything we do has a positive impact – on our employees, our customers, our suppliers and our communities.

We seek to create value through the exercise of good business values and are keenly aware that what we create, and how we act when doing so, is the legacy we leave behind us.

Founded In The U.S. 1920
Revenues Over $3.4 billion
Employs 4,000+ people

Family Heritage

Since 1982, Antonia Ax:son Johnson has guided the group of enterprises launched by her great-grandfather, Axel Johnson, in 1873.


Our leadership team at Axel Johnson is made up of people who have run businesses and understand the challenges associated with the growth and development of a private company.

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