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Sansei acquires Vekoma Rides in landmark deal

Dutch rollercoaster maker Vekoma Rides has been acquired by Japanese manufacturing company Sansei Technologies, which plans to expand the Vekoma brand even further worldwide following the deal.

Founded in 1926, Vekoma originally manufactured farming and mining equipment, becoming an amusement ride manufacturer in the 1970s. Offering a wide product range, Vekoma’s catalogue includes rides such as the Junior Coaster, the Suspended Family Coaster, Boomerang, Suspended Looping Coaster, Flying Dutchman and more.

The Osaka-based Sansei – which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and recorded overall turnover of €225m (US$277m, £196.9m) last year – is primarily known for the manufacturing of amusement rides, stage equipment, and elevators. With the acquisition of Vekoma, Sansei adds to its rollercoaster portfolio, already owning the Utah-based S&S Worldwide in the US.

“In recent years, a solid foundation has been laid, in which safety, innovation, quality and customer satisfaction have served as spearheads of our policy,” said Kees van Biert, chair of the Vekoma Supervisory Board.

“In Sansei, we have found a reputable partner, with equivalent standards and values, who can offer continuity to the company and bring us even further. Through their presence and contacts, we also see opportunities to better serve new regions, such as Japan, Southeast Asia and North America.”

As part of the acquisition deal, no changes will be made to Vekoma’s business strategy, management, terms of employment and the location of the business. Makoto Nakagawa, Sansei CEO, will sit on the Vekoma’s Supervisory Board, with the company continuing to trade under the same name.

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Company Details
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
Vekoma Rides is known for its quality and innovation as reflected in the many installed family and thrill coasters and special attractions. With in-house disciplines from Sales, R&D, Engineering, Production, Project Management to Parts & Services, Vekoma Rides has gained a worldwide recognition with presence in more than 40 countries.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. Whether you prefer a sit-down, suspended, flying or launch coaster, standard or custom layout, we can prepare and present every single detail during the project.

We offer in-house design, engineering and manufacturing of a full range of coasters and attractions, including family coasters, thrill and mega coasters, indoor coasters, and attractions and specialties. In addition, together with our partners Brogent Technologies, we offer a broad range of interactive media-based attractions, as well as Rocky Mountain Construction for wood coasters with two new revolutionary track technologies.
Address
Schaapweg 18
Vlodrop
6063 BA
The Netherlands
Telephone
+31 475 409 222
Dutch rollercoaster maker Vekoma Rides has been acquired by Japanese manufacturing company Sansei Technologies, with plans to expand the Vekoma brand even further worldwide following the deal.
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Founded in 1926, Vekoma originally manufactured farming and mining equipment, becoming an amusement ride manufacturer in the 1970s. Offering a wide product range, Vekoma’s catalogue includes rides such as the Junior Coaster, the Suspended Family Coaster, Boomerang, Suspended Looping Coaster, Flying Dutchman and more.

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As part of the acquisition deal, no changes will be made to Vekoma’s business strategy, management, terms of employment and the location of the business. Makoto Nakagawa, Sansei CEO, will sit on the Vekoma’s Supervisory Board, with the company continuing to trade under the same name.

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Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
Vekoma Rides is known for its quality and innovation as reflected in the many installed family and thrill coasters and special attractions. With in-house disciplines from Sales, R&D, Engineering, Production, Project Management to Parts & Services, Vekoma Rides has gained a worldwide recognition with presence in more than 40 countries.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. Whether you prefer a sit-down, suspended, flying or launch coaster, standard or custom layout, we can prepare and present every single detail during the project.

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