Axel Johnson expands in filters

Axel Johnson International’s Driveline Solutions business has strengthened its position in filters and hydraulic cylinders with the acquisition of Sweden’s MIAS Group.

Ängelholm-headquartered MIAS Group has two subsidiaries: MIAS Filter AB, a reseller of filters for industrial, mobile and stationary equipment and machines; and MIAS Cylinderfabrik AB, a manufacturer and reseller of hydraulic cylinders.

“The acquisition of MIAS Group is well in-line with our strategy to strengthen our offering in products and services complementary to our mobile and industrial driveline solutions,” said Jan Brattberg, managing director of Driveline Solutions.

“MIAS Group is a well-run and profitable company, and through this acquisition we will be able to grow our existing Swedish filter business.”

Stefan Nilsson, founder and managing director of MIAS Group, said: “We are happy to join forces with Axel Johnson International and look forward to taking the next step in the development and growth journey of MIAS Group. We value the entrance of an active owner with strong value-based leadership and cultural match.”