Hans Gubbels was the owner or held a high level position with Caripro. Sometime in the 2000-2001 timeframe Vekoma
purchased Caripro. No roller coasters using the Caripro design were ever sold under the Vekoma
ownership. In August 2001, Vekoma
declared bankruptcy and part of the reorganization was liquidating the newly acquired Caripro division. Hans Gubbels purchased the intellectual property of the former Caripro company and formed "Cari-Co". This new company existed from about 2001 to 2004. Parts and service were advertised on the former Cari-Co website, but not new roller coasters. About the time Cari-Co disappeared, Premier Rides
started advertising suspended roller coasters using the Caripro design. It is thought that Premier Rides may have purchased the rights to the Caripro design.