Founded in 1982 by Mr. Sven-Olof Brax
Brax Shipping was founded in 1982 by Mr. Sven-Olof Brax. Sven-Olof is a Sea Captain and a Master of Economics and Business Administration.
He has experience from many years at sea, as well as from positions as Marketing and Operations Manager and Managing Director within Johnson Line, Transatlantic, Thunrederierna and the Johansson Group. In 1995, Johan Brax, the son of Sven-Olof Brax, joined Brax Shipping after having launched Braxinvest’s activities in Poland. Below you will find links to companies where the Brax family has interest.
Overlooking the river, our unique office building dates back to 1813. Originally, the building provided housing for the workers at an old porter brewery. We have been residents here since May 2008, when we left our former office in the city centre and moved to our present location in the Klippan area, which was the first port of Gothenburg, in ancient days defended by the medieval fortification Älvsborg castle towering above the harbor inlet.
The East India Company had its homeport at Klippan in the 18th century. Trading with China it was the largest trading company in Sweden and one of the most profitable of all times. In the beginning of the 18th Century industry found its way to Klippan when a porter brewery and a sugar refinery were established here.
EcoPar develops and markets ultra-clean fuels. The exhausts are virtually clean which substantially increase the health of users and surrounding environment. EcoPar is not classified as hazardous goods and is especially suitable for use in warehouses and close to water protection areas. Another big market is for emergency generators since the fuel is very stable and suitable for long term storage.
In 1990 Braxinvest purchased 880 ha farmland in Northwest Poland on the Szczecin border. Furher land was subsequently purchased from the State, bringing the total area to 1250 ha owned and 250 ha leased. The farm Odra Land produces wheat, rapeseed, oats and rye together with sugar-beets and maize.
In 1997 work commenced on the Construction of Binowo Park – a 27 hole golf course with club house and driving range. This was completed in 2000 and was opened by HRH Princess Birgitta and legendary golf enthusiast Sven Tumba. The golf course is situated in the Binowo Village, 20 km south of the Szczecin City Centre and only 140 km from Berlin.
In 1995 the President of Poland awarded Mr Sven-Olof Brax the Knights Cross of the Polish Republic’s Order of Merit for Honorable Services to the Republic of Poland.
Kyrkbyn Estate AB has built 7 houses with 10 flats for rent on the island Kållandsö in Lake Vänern, Sweden. 6 building lots have also been prepared for sale and furher 12 lots will be developed.