DexKo Global, an OEM supplier of specialized trailer running gear and chassis assemblies whose many brands include Dexter trailer components in North America, recently agreed to acquire G&S Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories to expand its Australian operations.
G&S and Hume are family-owned Australian businesses specializing in chassis manufacturing and supplying a diverse range of accessories that are used by top caravan manufacturers nationally.
“We are excited to welcome the G&S Chassis and Hume teams to the DexKo organization,” said Fred Bentley, CEO at DexKo, which is headquartered Novi MI. “These acquisitions allow us to expand into chassis manufacturing and supplying an even more diverse range of products in Australia.
“We truly believe together is better for all of our businesses, and this is our next step toward obtaining our DexKo 2020 vision.”
DexKo said the Inturrisi family, which owned G&S and Hume endorsed the transaction and that Rob Inturrisi will remain in the business as general manager, along with several other family members.
“At G&S Chassis and Hume, we are very proud of the legacy we have built for over 40 years,” Inturrisi said. “Becoming part of the DexKo family will allow the business to continue to grow with the backing of the industry leader.
“I am confident that uniting with DexKo will be very beneficial for both our customers and employees.”
Harald Hiller, president and CEO of AL-KO Vehicle Technology, a DexKo subsidiary headquartered in Europe, emphasized the benefits of the acquisitions for all of their customers.
“We continue to add strong brands to our global portfolio and offer additional quality products to our customers,” he said. “This integration will further expand our core business, which will allow us to service our customers as a systems supplier with an even broader range of solutions.”