Ahlmarks Lines A.-B. has today signed an agreement to acquire Jönsson Novabolagen AB, a company based in Norrköping, on 1 August 2012. This acquisition is to be considered an aggressive investment in maritime transport, by which Ahlmarks Lines – Sweden's oldest liner shipping company, celebrating its 165th anniversary this year – will grow further. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Competition authority.
Håkan Thorell, CEO of Ahlmarks Lines A.-B. says:
- This acquisition will reinforce our service offerings on the Baltic coast. Jönsson Novabolagen is in the forefront as regards a variety of logistics solutions, which will strengthen our total offering on the market.
- We foresee an increase in the demand for more effective transport solutions in the future. We are now prepared to meet those demands, and to further strengthen our position.
Peter Anderson, CEO of Jönsson Novabolagen AB says:
- The consolidation with Ahlmarks Group means that we will become part of a structure that is well-known to us and that we are comfortable with; A family-owned structure with a long-term perspective, providing opportunities to meet future challenges.
The expected synergy effects will of course strengthen our business, which concurs with our customer-focused perspective on transport and logistics solutions.
Jönsson Novabolagen AB, with head offices in Norrköping, was founded in 1933. The turnover is approximately SEK 250 million. Operations are carried out from the cities of Norrköping and Karlshamn to, inter alia, North African and UK ports.
Ahlmarks Lines A.-B., founded in 1847, is one of Sweden's oldest liner shipping companies, with head offices in Karlstad. The company is a subsidiary of O.F. Ahlmark & Co. Efter. A.-B., operating in trading, industry, and shipping. The turnover of the Group is expected to exceed SEK 2.5 billion in 2012.
Ahlmark Lines A.-B.
Jönsson Novabolagen AB