28 February 2022
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CBE and Nordelettronica merge to create AL-KO Vehicle Technology Electronics

To continue its growth in the electronics sector, particularly in the area of future connectivity, the multinational DexKo group is making a strategic merger between CBE and Nordelettronica (both of which it has owned since 2018 and 2020, respectively) to create a new company, AL-KO Vehicle Technology Electronics S.r. L.

It has established AL-KO Vehicle Technology Electronics S.r.l. as an Italian company with registered office in Trento. CBE srl and Nordelettronica srl are suppliers of electrical and electronic systems applied mainly to caravanning with customers all over the world.

CBE joined the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group in 2018. It has two production plants in Italy and a third one in Tunisia.

Nordelettronica was acquired by the Group in 2020. It has two production plants, one in Italy and one in Romania.

Both brands have a history of more than 40 years and act as design partners for motorhome and caravan
manufacturers, offering customised solutions for on-board electrical systems: from control panels to distribution boards, from battery chargers to probes, sockets, switches, and complete vehicle wiring. Nordelettronica is also specialised in the field of battery chargers for scrubber cleaning machines, forklifts, and golf carts.

Harald Hiller

“With this merger, AL-KO Vehicle Technology is adding even more impetus to its growth and development in the electronics sector”, says Harald Hiller, President & CEO of AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group: “The company will also further intensify the cooperation with AL-KO Technology Lithuania in the design and development of electronics. For the time being, we will continue to use CBE and Nordelettronica as product brands. They are both brands that are well recognised worldwide for their quality and reliability, present on a significant number of European motorhomes. A comprehensive after-sales service is, of course, provided.”

The current management remains unchanged for the time being, as do the production activities, which will continue to be carried out in the respective plants as before. However, the merger has already triggered a process of improvement, especially in the areas of quality and production processes as well as supply chain optimisation. This also results into a tangible benefit for the customers, who are ensured to obtain steady supplies.

Gerd Stoll

“I welcome with great enthusiasm AL-KO Vehicle Technology Electronics S.r.l.” adds Gerd Stoll, managing director of AL-KO Kober GmbH/Srl. “This merger combines the credibility and reliability of the Nordelettronica and CBE brands with the success story of AL-KO Vehicle Technology. We now even more clearly put our brand at the service of innovation and evolution in the field of electronics applied to caravanning and other automotive sectors. CBE and Nordelettronica are collaborating on the development of new products, making their know-how available to each other. Now we can do even more and better, with a unified R&D department. Huge challenges are connectivity and IoT, so this merger allows us to become the key player of this evolution, offering our OEM customers all necessary security when it comes to products that are crucial for the operation of a recreational vehicle”.

The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group is a swiftly growing global technology group and wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global with an expected turnover in 2022 of around USD 1.2 billion (including the recently acquired Brink Group). With high quality chassis and suspension components for trailers, leisure and commercial vehicles, and construction and agricultural vehicles, the group represents the best in functionality, maximum comfort as well as innovations to ensure greater driving safety.

Founded in 1931 the group today has around 3,800 employees at more than 40 locations worldwide. The company includes the 15 international brands AL-KO, Aguti, Bankside Patterson, Bradley, Brink, CBE, cmtrailer parts, E&P Hydraulics, G&S Chassis, Hume, Nordelettronica, Preston Chassis, SAFIM, SAWIKO and Winterhoff.

DexKo Global Inc. is the world’s leading supplier of advanced chassis technology, chassis assemblies and related components with more than 130 years of experience in trailer and caravan components. DexKo Global was founded at the end of 2015 through the merger of Dexter and AL-KO Vehicle Technology. With its headquarters in Novi, Michigan/USA, the company employs around 7,300 people with more than 100 production facilities and distribution centres. DexKo Global Inc. has a turnover of more than US$ 2.3 billion. www.dexko.com/