Dexter is the premier supplier of axles, doors, venting products, and related components in the utility trailer, RV, heavy duty, recreational boating, and manufactured housing markets.

Dexter was founded in Elkhart, Indiana by Leonard Dexter in 1960. More than five decades later, Dexter is recognized as a progressive industry leader with nationwide availability and an international distribution network. Dexter currently produces quality products in manufacturing facilities across the US and Canada that employ state-of-the-art robotics, precision welding equipment, and automated machining processes. 

Commitment to the principles of safety, quality, and customer service has resulted in 60 years of excellence and over 50 million Dexter axles installed by OEMs.


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DexKo Global LogoDexter is owned by DexKo Global, formed at the end of 2015 by combining Dexter and AL-KO VT. This combination created a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear components and systems, with over 130 years of trailer and caravan componentry experience.

DexKo Global is managed out of Novi, Michigan by a strategic staff of executives focused on leveraging the resources of the combined companies. With enhanced scale, operating leverage, capital efficiencies and diversity, DexKo will deliver:

  • Market leadership in product development and innovation
  • Improved customer service through the sharing of technology and best practices
  • Increased manufacturing flexibility
  • Great efficiency through global sourcing

DexKo's ongoing focus is profitable growth across its entire footprint through outstanding customer service, product quality and innovation, operational efficiencies and accretive acquisitions. We’ll maintain the unparalleled customer service and product quality that the market has come to trust in both Dexter and AL-KO VT.

Dexter is a proud member of the following Industry Associations:

Dexter uses several trusted trademarks to market its products in the United States, as well as internationally. All of those registrations and trademarks are protected by law.  At least the following are registered or trademarked:

Dexter® , Airflex®, BrakeRite®, Dura-Flex®, E-Z Flex®, E-Z Lube®, GAL-DEX®, Nev-R-Adjust®, Nev-R-Lube®, Predator®, Predator DX2®, SMART-AXL®, SMART-STEER®, Spindo-Seal®, Torflex®, Trailer Buddy®, Vault®

Drop-N-Go™, E-Z Swing™, Eliminator™, Tow Assist™, Versa~Flex™, Ventadome™, Vortex™