27/01/2012 STOKOTA takes over the activities of SERRUS


The Belgian company STOKOTA SA (hereinafter STOKOTA), manufacturer of tank trucks, trailers and semi-trailers for the transport and distribution of hazardous liquids has acquired the activities of the renowned Belgian brand SERRUS.

SERRUS-MKV, SA was active in Belgium since 1995 with the production of walking floor vehicles sold throughout Europe. Due to lack of expansion potential SERRUS - MKV, NV in Ypres Belgium stopped the activities. SERRUS BVBA transferred the know-how and is now owned by STOKOTA.
This acquisition increases the total production and is in the hands of STOKOTA. The walking floor trailers shall be produced at the known sites of STOKOTA in Poland

There  is also an agreement made with Christophe Serrus for the coming years. Serrus Christophe will be active as the exclusive agent of STOKOTA for the Western European market for walking floor vehicles. The Eastern European market will be treated by its dealer network and STOKOTA.

Mr. M. Hertegonne CEO STOKOTA, is very pleased with this acquisition and further cooperation. "SERRUS is a very strong brand in Europe for walking floor vehicles. Through this acquisition and further cooperation there is a basis for further expansion of the walking floor vehicles in Europe and an important segment is added to the portfolio STOKOTA "

Christophe Serrus aims with this deal, in today’s highly competitive and evolving market for a further improvement and optimization of  the quality of the "SERRUS" product. . The years of production experience of STOKOTA in Poland, was the motive , for SERRUS and STOKOTA to bring a quality product - custom made - at a competitive price into the market.

STOKOTA operates internationally in four production sites in Belgium (Lokeren), Poland (Kielce and Elblag) and France (Raismes), and has a European dealer network. STOKOTA is part of the Belgian group VERGALLE, active in the metal sector with a turnover exceeding 170 million euros in 2011.
SERRUS - MKV, was active in Europe and has produced over the years about 1000 walking-floor vehicles.

For more information please contact

STOKOTA NV (Headquarters)
Contactperson: Mario Hertegonne (CEO)
Dijkstraat 23
B-9160 Lokeren
Tel.: +32 9 349 1718
E-mail: mario.hertegonne@vergalle-group.com

Contactperson: Christophe Serrus (Manager)
Diksmuidsesteenweg 347
B-8800 Roeselare
Tel.: +32475673727
E-mail: christophe.serrus@skynet.be