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  • 02.08.2018

    DexKo Global expands its New Zealand operations with the acquisition of CM Trailer Parts

    DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CM Trailer Parts to expand its New Zealand operations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    CM Trailer Parts is a privately owned New Zealand business and leading supplier of caravan and trailer axles, leaf springs, couplings and other trailer components, serving multiple market segments across New Zealand since 1988.

  • DexKo Global enters strategic partnership with VB-Airsuspension
    28.05.2018

    DexKo Global enters strategic partnership with VB-Airsuspension

    Minority shareholding to further strengthen the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    DexKo Global Inc, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality chassis technology, chassis assemblies and accessory parts has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority shareholding in VB-Airsuspension, B.V. based in Varsseveld (Netherlands). This strategic partnership strengthens the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology. This shareholding is the logical next step in the development of their close relationship.

  • 17.01.2018

    First Scandinavian electric refrigerated vehicle for home deliveries is rolled out on eCab

    Swedish grocery home delivery service MatHem relies on the platform of ABT Sportsline and AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    The first electrically-operated refrigerated vehicle in the 3.5 tonne class in Scandinavia was put into operation by MatHem, Sweden's market leader in the home delivery service of foodstuffs. The platform of the new vehicle is the all-electric e-transporter eCab, developed jointly by AL-KO Vehicle Technology, specialist for chassis and chassis components, and the e-mobility expert ABT Sportsline. It is based on a Volkswagen T6 cab with a modified AL-KO lightweight chassis with fully integrated batteries.

  • 05.01.2018

    DexKo Global acquires E&P Hydraulics

    Acquisition further strengthens the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology - bundling of competencies for lifting support systems

    DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, expands the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of E&P Hydraulics, based in Nieuw-Vennep (Netherlands), its general importer for Germany, E&P Hydraulics Germany, as well as the company Reisemobil-Service Fischer in Elsdorf (North Rhine Westphalia) (collectively, "E&P").

  • 20.12.2017

    SAWIKO presents van rear rack for the Ford Westfalia Nugget and Ford Tourneo Custom

    Accessory specialist enters the vehicle class of active holidaymakers

    Whether for a city tour, weekend at the lake or active holiday in the mountains: A camper van is the ideal companion. These all-rounders are mainly in demand in the Ducato class. But the trend is also towards smaller, more compact box vans and high-roof vans that replace the family car in everyday life. The AL-KO brand, SAWIKO, is now entering into this type of vehicle for the first time and is presenting a rear bicycle carrier for the Ford Westfalia Nugget and Ford Tourneo Custom at the CMT holiday exhibition in Stuttgart.

  • 12.12.2017

    AL-KO UP4: Caravan supports re-defined

    Electrical system – can be conveniently combined with the Ranger manoeuvring drive – available at dealers from March 2018

    Cranking by hand has come to an end: AL-KO Vehicle Technology now offers even more convenience with its new electrical support system for caravans. The UP4 can be quickly and conveniently operated by remote control. The system weighs just 17.7 kilogrammes more than the AL-KO Premium supports with AL-KO Big Foot support foot. This makes AL-KO UP4 one of the lightest systems on the market. The supports are available from March 1st, 2018.

  • 12.12.2017

    AL-KO HY4 now also available for Fiat original chassis

    New hydraulic mobile home support system available from January 2018

    The new fully automatic AL-KO HY4 mobile home levelling system that was first presented at CMT 2017 is also available for mobile homes with a Fiat original chassis from January 2018. The successful concept with its unique, decentralised hydraulic solution has been retained, only the connection to the original chassis has been adapted. The chassis specialist from Kötz now also presents the latest, most innovative and safest steady leg system for mobile homes based on the Fiat Ducato X250 with original chassis (permissible total weight up to a maximum of 6.0 tonnes).

  • 07.12.2017

    DexKo Global plans to acquire E&P Hydraulics

    Acquisition further strengthens the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology - bundling of competencies for lifting support systems

    DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, is planning to expand the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of E&P Hydraulics, based in Nieuw-Vennep (Netherlands), its general importer for Germany, E&P Hydraulics Germany, as well as the company Reisemobil-Service Fischer in Elsdorf (North Rhine Westphalia) (collectively, "E&P").

  • 31.05.2017

    KPS Capital Partners intends to buy majority share of DexKo

    Close expected by mid-2017

    KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), an US investment fund, will acquire the majority share of DexKo Global Inc. and its subsidiaries, such as AL-KO VT (pending all necessary official approvals). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Closing of the deal is expected by mid-2017.