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2017.03.21_Ingersoll Axle Launch

Ingersoll Axle by Dexter Is Thrilled to Launch SMART-STEER 2.0 and SMART-AXL at the 2017 Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY

ELKHART, INDIANA (March 21, 2017) – Ingersoll Axle by Dexter, the leading name in North America for self-steer axles & suspensions for trailers, is launching two new innovative products at the Mid-America Trucking Show held in Louisville, Kentucky March 23 – 25, 2017.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Mar 21, 2017
2017.02.01_Dexter Acquires the Axle Brake and Actuation Assets from Tie Down Engineering

Dexter Acquires the Axle, Brake & Actuation Assets from Tie Down Engineering

DexKo Global Inc., the global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, is pleased to announce that Dexter has acquired the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering, Inc. (“Tie Down”) located in Atlanta, GA. Tie Down was founded in 1969 by Chuck MacKarvich, serving the construction, utility, industrial & marine markets. Tie Down will continue to operate, providing products and services from their manufactured housing, roofing, marine and industrial laser divisions.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Feb 1, 2017
2017.01_DexKo Global and BPW Fahrzeugtechnik come to terms regarding an acquisition

DexKo Global and BPW Fahrzeugtechnik come to terms regarding an acquisition

DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, is planning to expand the operations of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of BPW Fahrzeugtechnik, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPW Bergische Achsen KG and based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia

  • By Thomas Lützel
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  • Jan 13, 2017
IngersollStandens

Dexter Acquires Heavy and Light Duty Axle Assets from the IMT Group

DexKo Global Inc., the global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, announced that Dexter has acquired the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. Ingersoll Axles has been a leading supplier of specialized heavy duty trailer axles and suspensions across North America for over 55 years. Dexter has acquired manufacturing locations in Ingersoll, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; and Indianapolis, IN.

  • By Jim, Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Jan 4, 2017
2016.12.21_Dexter-Signs-Agreement-to-Purchase-Heavy-and-Light-Duty-Axle-Assets-from-the-IMT-Group

Dexter Signs Agreement to Purchase Heavy and Light Duty Axle Assets from the IMT Group

Dexter has reached an agreement to purchase the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. Ingersoll Axles has been a leading supplier of specialized heavy duty trailer axles and suspensions across North America for over 55 years. Dexter intends to acquire the manufacturing locations in Ingersoll, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; and Indianapolis, IN.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Dec 21, 2016
2016.12.08_DexKo-Global-Expands-its-Australian-operations

DexKo Global expands its Australian operations

DexKo Global Inc., global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, is expanding its Australian operations, announcing it has signed an agreement to acquire Melbourne Trailer and Caravan Supplies (MTCS).

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Dec 12, 2016
ISO 9001_2015

Dexter Axle Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Dexter Axle, the leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, announced that they have successfully completed the ISO 9001:2015 certification process. This certification is a positive confirmation of Dexter’s quality commitment to their customers.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Dec 9, 2016
2016.08_Rockwell

Dexter Acquires Rockwell American

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring the Rockwell American business under the Dexter / DexKo umbrella,” stated Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global. “The acquisition of Rockwell complements and will be part of our Dexter business allowing DexKo to continue to accelerate our growth with great new people, products and segments. We continue to add strong brands to our portfolio and offer more quality products to our customers. Combining this with Dexter’s announcement extending our already industry leading warranty, shows our commitment to real quality and engineering solutions for our customers. It really is an exciting time to be part of the DexKo organization.”

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Aug 31, 2016
DEXTER_Warranty

Dexter Extends Industry Leading Warranty on Sprung and Torflex Axles Expanding the Dexter Difference

Dexter is pleased to announce effective September 1, 2016 we are strengthening our industry leading axle warranty program for all customers. Changes include increasing the sprung axle warranty to 5 years, increasing the Torflex® axle warranty to 10 years, adding a lifetime weld warranty to all axles, and increasing the Dexter Genuine Replacement Parts warranty to a 5-year warranty.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Aug 29, 2016
Dexter and AL-KO VT Strategic Combination Transaction Completed

Dexter and AL-KO VT Strategic Combination Transaction Completed

In October 2015, Dexter announced the intent to acquire AL-KO Vehicle Technology ("VT") from AL-KO Kober SE. We are pleased to announce that as of December 31, 2015, we successfully closed this transaction. As a result of combining Dexter and AL-KO VT, DexKo Global Inc. has been formed as the parent company. DexKo Global Inc. is majority owned by funds managed by The Sterling Group, Dexter’s current majority owners. The combined company will include AL-KO Kober SE as a significant shareholder.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Jan 4, 2016
Titan

Dexter Acquires Titan International’s Brake and Actuator Business

“We are very excited to add the Titan brake and actuator lines into our product offering,” said Adam Dexter, President and CEO of Dexter Axle. “Titan has a history of quality and innovation that will fit nicely within our existing culture.”

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Nov 24, 2015
2015.10.26_Dexter Axle and AL-KO VT to Close Strategic Combination

Dexter Axle and AL-KO VT to Close Strategic Combination

The combined company will include AL-KO Kober SE as a significant shareholder. Dexter and AL-KO VT will remain under their current brands as market leaders in their respective geographies. Dexter’s headquarters will remain in Elkhart, Indiana.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Oct 26, 2015
088-012-00 Dexter Grease

Dexter Axle Introduces Genuine Dexter Grease

Dexter Axle, the U.S. based leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, is pleased to launch Genuine Dexter Grease, available in 14 oz tubes sold in a case of 10 tubes. Dexter Grease has been formulated to be compatible with the wheel bearing grease used during the production of Dexter axles. Customers will appreciate the ability to purchase Dexter Grease along with Genuine Dexter Replacement Parts.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Feb 2, 2015
AL-KO Axis

Dexter Axle Acquires the North American Assets of AL-KO Axis, Inc.

"We are thrilled by this acquisition and the positive impact it will have on our combined customer base," said Adam Dexter, President and CEO of Dexter Axle. "The addition of the AL-KO people, products and facilities will help us continue to provide the highest level of customer service available in the market place."

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Oct 31, 2014
Dexter Sway Control

Dexter Axle Launches Dexter Sway Control

Dexter Axle, the U.S. based leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, is pleased to announce the addition of the Dexter Sway Control system. The Dexter Sway Control (DSC) system is a critical safety item to stabilize the sway of your trailer or RV by continuously monitoring trailer yaw: the side-to-side movement, left and right of the tow vehicle. The electronic system uses data collected in the event of sway to apply the brakes on the correct side of the trailer in a timely manner and with the proper braking level required based on sway conditions.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Jul 28, 2014
Torflex Removable Spindle

Dexter Axle Releases New Torflex® Removable Spindle Option

Dexter Axle, the leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, announced the release of a removable spindle option on select Torflex® axles. The removable spindle option, available on new axles, will allow trailer owners to simply remove and replace damaged spindles in the field without purchasing a new axle beam. This new option features Dexter’s E-Z Lube® grease system.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Apr 16, 2014
Unique Functional Products

Dexter Axle Acquires Unique Functional Products

“We are very excited about this acquisition, and what it means to our company, our customers and our industry,” said Adam Dexter, President and CEO of Dexter Axle. “Our organizations have shared the same values, and we look forward to combining forces in order to better serve our combined customers.”

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Dec 20, 2013
2013.11.04_ISO Cert_HQ

Dexter Axle Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Dexter Axle, the leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for over 50 years, announced that they have successfully completed the ISO 9001:2008 certification process. This certification is a positive confirmation of Dexter’s quality commitment to their customers.

  • By Jim Berry, Director of Marketing
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  • Nov 4, 2013