The Japanese company Sansei Technologies has completely taken over the Limburg roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma Rides. Little will change for the staff of the rollercoasters, let the company know. Vekoma is an important roller coaster who develops, manufactures and installs attractions. The builder has attractions in over forty countries. Examples include the Python, Vogel Rok and Villa Volta in the Efteling, the Condor and Robin Hood in Walibi and the Mine Train in the Slagharen amusement park.
Vekoma has 250 permanent employees and 100 temporary employees. "Nothing changes for them," says a spokesman for the company. "The name remains, the logo remains, the works council remains." Also the number of jobs does not change. However, Makoto Nakagawa, CEO of Sansei, will sit on the Supervisory Board of Vekoma. Vekoma will continue the current activities under the same name and will operate as an independent company, is the promise . The companies do not report a takeover amount.