Ahlmarks Lines A.-B. acquires Jönsson Novabolagen AB

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.

For further information, please contact Håkan Thorell, CEO, Ahlmarks Lines A.-B., telephone +46- 54 14 97 00, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

or Peter Anderson, CEO, Jönsson Novabolagen AB, telephone +46-11 25 08 00/19, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Best regards

Ahlmark Lines A.-B.
Håkan Thorell

Jönsson Novabolagen AB
Peter Anderson

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Stegtävling 2012

För andra året i rad har det hållits stegtävling bland Jönsson Novas personal. Under 4 veckor har de hårt kämpande deltagarna tillsammans gått ca 383 mil, vilket motsvarar sträckan Norrköping till Gibraltar.

Det blev mycket hårt i toppen, det skilde till slut totalt bara 1.893 steg mellan tvåan Peter Bengtsson och vinnaren Ulrika Schleyer, som i snitt har gått över 24.000 steg per dag.

Lagtävlingen vanns av laget Pink Panthers, bestående av Ulrika Schleyer, Heléne Rappe och Lisa Björklind. Laget kom upp i ett snitt på 20.268 steg per dag.

New crane working

Since a couple of months the new crane is in position on the Pampus quay i Norrköping. Jönsson Novabolagen have since then had several vessel loading sawn timber to East and South coast UK. In the photos our vessel M/V Ostsee is loaded with the Mantsinen crane which when fully working should be able to increase the loading capacity on timber in Norrköping significantly

Ostsee Nrk 1

Ostsee Nrk 2

Vinnare av stegtävling

Jönsson Nova’s första stegtävling har avgjorts. Under fem veckor har 17 tappra deltagare uppdelade i fyra lag kämpat med promenader och annan motion.

Vinnare blev till slut laget bestående av Heléne Rappe, David Andersson, Hannu Keinänen och Christoffer Karlsson. De gick i snitt 16 860 steg per deltagare och dag. Bra kämpat! För att kunna fortsätta hålla igång också framöver har de nu belönats med varsitt par gångstavar.

Wroom, wroom...

If you see something white passing by at the speed of light, it might be someone from Jönsson Novabolagen on a mission in the new agency car.