Caravan and motorhome parts and accessories giant DexKO, which is the parent company of AL-KO, has purchased the Australian owned G&S Chassis, which also consists of Austrail Chassis and Hume Caravan and Camping Accessories. In an email sent to caravan manufacturers who use G&S Chassis products, former company director Robert Inturrisi has said he hopes it will be a smooth transition process with the same management team on board. We’ve included a copy of the email below, as sent to us.
Given our close business and personal relationship over the years I would like to take this opportunity to personally let you know that G&S chassis / Austrail and Hume has made a decision to grow the business through its acquisition by AL-KO international.
We have not done this lightly but have spent several months planning with Al-KO to ensure a smooth transition and “business as usual”
The change will be within the next 2 weeks I’ll be in contact with you before that.
The same management team will be remaining with the business and We are contactable as I have been.
Please take this as a sincere message as I would have preferred to contact you in person but am currently also informing my employees of the change at this very moment, Please keep this between us until the official announcement takes place.
In a statement, AL-KO has 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. ”
Rob Inturissi, who will remain as general manager of G&S Chassis and Hume Vehicle Accessories has said, “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 Rob Inturrisi. “I am confident that uniting with DexKo will be very beneficial for both our customers and employees.”
AL-KO already manufactures a range of caravan and motorhome chassis which are predominantly used on European made caravans and on some locally made motorhomes.
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