DexKo Global Inc., a trailer running gear maker of chassis assemblies and related components, has completed its acquisition of Cerka Industries Ltd. in Milton, Ontario.
Cerka specializes in manufacturing trailer axles and distributing trailer components to dealers and OEMs across Canada.
“Adding the Cerka team to the Dexter organization will further support our distribution network for the trailer dealers and OEM customers in Canada,” said Adam Dexter, CEO of Dexter. “This strategic partnership supports our dedication to building an extensive network supplying high-quality products to the Canadian marketplace.”
Dexter is owned by DexKo Global, formed in 2015. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, employing over 3,800 people in the U.S. and Canada, operates over 20 manufacturing facilities and over 50 company-owned specialty distribution locations. Founded in 1960, Dexter has earned a reputation as a trusted brand serving the utility trailer, RV, marine, heavy-duty, agricultural and specialty equipment manufacturers, distribution partners and dealers across North America.
Leigh-Ann Morris, Cerka lead shareholder, said, “Since 1976, my father, Peter Cerka, worked tirelessly to build Cerka Industries. It was his lifelong passion. We are pleased to pass the torch to DexKo, our trusted supplier for many years. We know DexKo is the perfect partner to continue our father’s legacy as a leader in the Canadian trailer industry.”
“We are energized by the growth opportunity that comes with the addition of Cerka,” states Fred Bentley, CEO of DexKo Global. “We continue to focus our strategies to grow our specialty distribution business and increase our reach in Canada, improving our ability to service dealer and OEM customers. Bringing the knowledgeable Cerka team to Dexter was a seamless and meaningful addition to our portfolio.”