DexCo acquires The Expediter LLC

NOVI—DexKo Global Inc., the Novi manufacturer of engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, announced that its subsidiary, Dexter Axle Co., has acquired The Expediter LLC of West Palm Beach, Fla.

A premier source for wholesale trailer parts, braking systems, towing parts, suspensions, and trailer electrical parts, The Expediter has been supplying dealers, wholesale customers and vehicle with trailer parts since 1979, with a particularly strong presence in utility, industrial, recreational vehicle, and boat trailer replacement parts.

Dexter, founded in 1960 and headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., employs more than 3,800 people in the United States and Canada and operates 18 manufacturing facilities and over 30 company-owned distribution locations. It serves the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, marine, heavy-duty, agricultural, and specialty equipment manufacturers and distribution industries.

“Adding The Expediter, their knowledgeable employees and valued customers, will allow us to better serve our customers in the southeast,” said Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global.

Sven Magnuson, Operations Manager of The Expediter, added: “We are proud to combine the legacy of our own family business with that of Dexter’s. The Expediter has worked with Dexter Axle and its other companies for nearly 40 years. This partnership combines extensive experience and resources from both sides, that together will prove to serve our customers with the level of service and quality products they need to succeed.”

DexKo Global was founded at the end of 2015 through the combination of Dexter and AL-KO Vehicle Technology. With its headquarters in Novi, the company employs more than 7,000 associates with 52 production facilities and 49 distribution centers. DexKo Global has revenue of more than $2.2 billion. More at www.dexko.com.

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