19 July 2021
19 July 2021, Comments Comments Off on DexKo Global to acquire Brink International
DexKo Global to acquire Brink International

DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, has announced that its subsidiary AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group GmbH has entered into an agreement with H2 Equity Partners to acquire the Dutch towbar manufacturer Brink International.

Founded in 1903, Brink has more than 100 years of expertise in the manufacturing industry. The company’s product portfolio includes fixed, detachable, retractable and next generation towbars. More than 25 million vehicles globally are equipped with Brink products. The connection between towbars and trailer couplings expands DexKo’s technological scope.

Fred Bentley, CEO at DexKo, emphasized the importance of this transaction: “We are incredibly excited about adding Brink to our portfolio. Brink offers a leading market position and another premium brand to DexKo. The company is characterized by its wide range of high quality, innovative products and the superior service it provides to customers.”

Harald Hiller, President and CEO at AL-KO, continued: “The strategic fit between Brink and DexKo could not be better. Both companies offer a highly engineered product portfolio critical to safety and performance. This acquisition allows us to expand our product portfolio and operations footprint and gives us access to new regions.”

Sven Arend, CEO at Brink, added: “This transaction brings great opportunities for both companies. We look forward to working with the DexKo and AL-KO teams and to further developing the business together.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

Brink Group is one of the European market leaders in towing systems with over 75 years’ experience in the automotive sector. Under the motto “Your Perfect Fit”, the Brink Group offers an easy and safe connection between practically any vehicle and the load you want to carry or tow. With this, Brink Group enables millions of end users all over the world to go out and live their active lives. So far, more than 25 million cars have been fitted with a Brink towbar. Brink Group, with its headquarters in Staphorst, the Netherlands, has approximately 700 employees in 8 countries and manufacturing locations in the Netherlands, France, South Africa and Thailand.