Teamed Up Too
The short version of the Hanse-Dehler merger is that Dehler will remain an independent company, managed from the existing facilities in Freienohl. The deal should be finalized over the next week or two, then a clean-up and reorganization at the factory, with production restarting in a month-or-so. They are finally going to be delivering a year-late 44 in the States, which is big news in the Dehler world.
Aligning with a larger-volume builder is theoretically good, and will give better support all-around.You can’t deny what they’ve achieved in a short time. CEO Michael Schmidt likens his vision for Hanse Group to what Volkswagen Group has done in Europe: Skoda, Seat and most VWs at the lower end, extending up through Audi and ultimately to Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. Hanse is positioned in the lower half of the range, and Dehler will continue to be more specialized, and with a higher level of execution.