Sven Arend has left the Management Board of Brink Group on the very best of terms after four successful years in order to take up a new professional challenge, handing over to Coen Rooijmans as new Managing Director.

AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group Management expressly thanks Sven Arend for his contribution towards the development of the company and wishes him the very best for the future. Sven Arend is succeeded by Coen Rooijmans, who is appointed Managing Director with effect from 8th August 2022.

Coen Rooijmans was born in Geldrop in the Netherlands and studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Delft. He started working at Philips and later held various positions at the Bosch Group, eventually serving as a director at Bosch Transmission Systems (formerly known as Van Doorne’s Transmissie). Thereafter, Coen Rooijmans served as CEO of the M&G Group and later took on various interim positions.

Coen Rooijmans, the new Managing Director of Brink Group

About Brink Group
Brink Group is one of the European market leaders in towing systems with over 75 years of experience. Brink Group, with its headquarters in Staphorst, the Netherlands, has approximately 750 employees in 8 countries and manufacturing locations in the Netherlands, France, South Africa, and Thailand. Brink has a leading market position and is regarded as a premium towing brand. Brink and AL-KO offer a highly engineered product portfolio, which is crucial to safety and performance. Brink’s product portfolio includes fixed, detachable, retractable, and next generation towbars. More information can be found at

About AL-KO
The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group is a fast-growing, globally active technology group and a business unit of DexKo. With high-quality chassis and suspension components for trailers, leisure and commercial vehicles, as well as construction and agricultural vehicles, the group of companies represents the best in functionality, maximum comfort as well as innovations to ensure greater driving safety. Founded in 1931 the group today has around 3,800 employees and more than 40 sites worldwide. The company owns 15 international brands: AL-KO, Aguti, Bankside Patterson, Bradley, Brink, CBE, cmtrailer parts, E&P Hydraulics, G&S Chassis, Hume, Nordelettronica, Preston Chassis, SAFIM, SAWIKO and Winterhoff.

About DexKo Global
DexKo Global Inc. is the world’s leading supplier of advanced chassis technology as well as chassis assemblies and related components with more than 130 years of experience in trailer and caravan components. DexKo Global was founded at the end of 2015 through the merger of Dexter and AL-KO Vehicle Technology. With its headquarters in Novi, Michigan/USA, the company employs around 7,300 people with more than 100 production facilities and distribution centres.

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