A year of fantastic development

Mia Brunell Livfors, President and CEO of Axel Johnson AB, and Board Chair of Axel Johnson International, reflects on our group’s performance in the past year and what is to come in the years ahead.

A year of fantastic development

Mia Brunell Livfors, President and CEO of Axel Johnson AB, and Board Chair of Axel Johnson International, reflects on our group’s performance in the past year and what is to come in the years ahead.

How would you sum up 2021?
“Axel Johnson as a whole performed very well this year, and Axel Johnson International’s record result for 2021 reflects a year of fantastic development despite challenges in the global industry. The company’s success is the result of joint efforts from all group companies, and I would like to thank all employees in Axel Johnson International for their great work.”

The leadership is characterised by openness and curiosity. This has contributed to a corporate culture promoting agile and fast decision-making, which has had a significantly positive effect on the results.

What are your thoughts on the group’s performance?
“The fact that the group has ­performed so well in such demanding years as 2020 and 2021 shows that the business model is strong and makes the group resilient. Although we have seen several successful years with record results, we need to continue to be fast-moving and seize the ­opportunities that comes with technological advancements to develop our products. Another important focus is sustainability, where industrial customers are really increasing their sustainability ambitions and being in the forefront gives us a competitive advantage.”

What are your expectations for the coming years?
“Global trends such as automation, digitalisation, and sustainability will continue to have a great impact on how we operate, engage customers, and deliver products and services. The company’s leadership is characterised by openness and curiosity. This has contributed to a corporate culture ­promoting agile and fast ­decision-making which has had a ­significantly positive effect on the results. I am very confident that Axel Johnson International will keep ­building on the success of recent years and ­continue to grow.”

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