DexKo Global Inc. in Novi, a leader in engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, has announced its wholly owned subsidiary Dexter Axle Co. has acquired The Expediter, a source for wholesale trailer parts, braking systems, towing solutions, suspensions, and trailer electrical parts.
Located in West Palm Beach, Fla., The Expediter has supplied dealers, wholesale, and OEM customers with trailer parts since 1979, with a focus in the utility, industrial, RV, and boat trailer replacement part markets.
“Adding The Expediter, their knowledgeable employees, and valued customers, will allow us to better serve our customers in the southeast,” says Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global.
Dexter, based in Eklhart, Ind., employs more than 3,800 people in the U.S. and Canada and operates 18 manufacturing facilities and over 30 company-owned distribution locations. Founded in 1960, it serves the utility trailer, RV, marine, heavy-duty, agricultural, and specialty equipment manufacturer markets.
“Bringing The Expediter into the Dexter Distribution Group provides a strategic location in South Florida that will help to better serve our combined customers while also continuing to build on the success and growth of the business,” says Adam Dexter, president and CEO of Dexter.
Sven Magnuson, operation manager at The Expediter says, “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 employs more than 7,000 people with 52 production facilities and 49 distribution centers.