DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G&S Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories to expand its Australian operations.
G&S Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories are Australian family-owned businesses and leaders in their respective fields of chassis manufacturing and supplying a diverse range of accessories used by leading caravan manufacturers nationally.
Fred Bentley, CEO at DexKo Global, said, “We are excited to welcome the G&S Chassis and Hume teams to the DexKo organization. These acquisitions allow us to expand into chassis manufacturing and supplying an even more diverse range of products in Australia through the integration of two leading businesses. We truly believe together is better for all of our businesses and this is our next step toward obtaining our DexKo 2020 vision.”
The transaction has the strong endorsement of the Inturrisi family as the owners of G&S Chassis and Hume, including Rob Inturrisi, who will remain within the business as general manager, along with many other members of the Inturrisi family.
“At G&S Chassis and Hume, we are very proud of the legacy we have built for over 40 years. Becoming part of the DexKo family will allow the business to continue to grow with the backing of the industry leader,” said Inturrisi. “I am confident that uniting with DexKo will be very beneficial for both our customers and employees.”
Harald Hiller, global president and CEO of AL-KO Vehicle Technology, emphasized the benefits for customers. “We continue to add strong brands to our global portfolio and offer additional quality products to our customers. 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.”
“I am excited by the opportunity to integrate G&S and Hume into the DexKo organization,” said Peter Mannfolk, AL-KO’s Australian managing director. “I look forward to the already successful G&S and Hume businesses continuing to service customers, while adding the additional support of AL-KO in Australia and the global chassis manufacturing expertise of DexKo to take chassis manufacturing in Australia to new heights.”