A Nordic market-leading trading business with a long history
The Salix Group business area is a Nordic trading business offering products for building and industry, primarily hardware, consumables, material and packaging. The business area also offers a broad range of products for home and garden, and agriculture and forestry. The offering consists of market-leading own brands and distributed brands. The operations have shown stable and increasing growth over the last five years, both organic and through add-on acquisitions.
Salix Group’s main market is the Nordic region – in particular Sweden, which accounts for about 70 percent of sales. The largest customer segment is building hardware stores, which account for about 70 percent of sales. Other customer segments include the building and wood industry, forestry and agriculture, and the packaging industry. Sales are made through dealers, retail chains, e-commerce channels and directly to customers. The majority of Salix Group’s net sales come from the professional and industrial segments, with a smaller proportion attributable to the consumer segment.
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Companies with strong market positions in the Nordic building and hardware trade.
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Market-leading companies within agriculture, forest, and garden with a clear Nordic presence.
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