Axel Johnson International      Lifting Solutions

Global presence

CERTEX belong to the business unit Lifting Solutions within Axel Johnson International. The business group is a global player in lifting equipment, steel wire rope, height safety and services. It operates as a group of companies that supply wire rope, hoists, overhead cranes and other lifting products together with connected services.

Lifting solutions has developed rapidly. Having grown from 0 to 420 MEUR in annual sales since 2005, when the first acquisition was made. Today Lifting Solutions consist of 24 market-leading companies with +100 service centers world-wide. Together, the companies serve clients in a wide range of industries, including off­shore, renewable energy, shipping, automotive manufacturing, ports, fish farming, engineering, pulp and paper, mining, and steel.

Even though Lifting Solutions has a short history the companies within the group have a long history in the business and are well known and established in their local markets. Several have even been around for more than a century. Together, they possess a vast resource of specialist knowledge in lifting and steel wire rope.

To read more about the companies in Lifting Solutions, visit our global website.


Strong owner

CERTEX is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategically selected niche markets, primarily focusing on technical components and industrial process solutions.

The group is an active and long-term owner with a mission to drive business development and growth. It builds and develops groups of companies with common strategic goals, fostering collaborative initiatives and knowledge sharing. Axel Johnson International has six business areas: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Automation, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions, and Transport Solutions. Axel Johnson International has an entrepreneurial culture where decentralized and engaged leadership enables swift decision-making. The group has four focus areas: digitalization, service, sustainability, and personnel development.

Axel Johnson International is headquartered in Stockholm. The group consists of 200 companies in 34 countries. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned business group Axel Johnson.