Vehicle technology
Brink Group is one of the European market leaders in towing systems with over 75 years’ experience. © Brink Group
05.10.2021

DexKo Global Inc. completes acquisition of Brink International

Acquisition aimed to expand product portfolio and operations footprint and to give access to new adjacent end markets

Novi, Michigan/USA, Kötz/DE, Staphorst/NL | DexKo Global Inc. (“DexKo”), a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, has completed the acquisition of European towbar solutions specialist Brink International. This strategic acquisition enables its subsidiary AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group (“AL-KO”) to expand its product portfolio as well as its operations footprint and to give access to new adjacent end markets in order to continue the group’s strong growth trajectory.

Based in the Netherlands, Brink employs 900 colleagues in eight countries. Brink has a leading market position and a premium brand. Brink and AL-KO offer a highly engineered product portfolio critical to safety and performance. Brink’s product portfolio includes fixed, detachable, retractable, and next generation towbars. The connection between towbars and trailer couplings is a natural extension for DexKo that expands DexKo’s technological scope. With this new business unit, AL-KO will employ approximately 3,800 employees at more than 40 locations worldwide.

“We are very excited to welcome Brink into the DexKo family,” said Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global. “This acquisition expands our global leadership position, providing an extension into new products and technology and substantially growing our presence in the aftermarket. Brink is in an excellent business that is a great strategic fit with DexKo. We are looking forward to working with the management team and Brink employees to pursue continued growth.”

DexKo Global Inc. completes acquisition of Brink International