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  • World first AL-KO Carryback – the first extendable ball coupling for caravans
    15.02.2019

    World first AL-KO Carryback – the first extendable ball coupling for caravans

    The new system offers flexible and stable use for bicycle carriers – Exclusively for special model Fendt Bianco Rosso 515 SG

    An innovative highlight for campers is the ‘world first’ from AL-KO Vehicle Technology: AL-KO Carryback, the first extendable ball coupling for caravans. This solution will initially be used exclusively by the manufacturer Fendt-Caravan in the special Fendt Bianco Rosso 515 SG model that has been specially designed for weight distribution. The highlight of the system: The carrier is mounted on the coupling head, where it is needed. Either at the rear of the caravan or on the towbar of the towing vehicle when the caravan is parked at the campsite.

  • DexKo Global signs agreement to acquire Preston Chassis Industries Pty Ltd.
    07.02.2019

    DexKo Global signs agreement to acquire Preston Chassis Industries Pty Ltd.

    DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Preston Chassis Industries Pty Ltd. ("PCI") through its wholly-owned Australian subsidiary AL-KO International Pty Ltd. ("AL-KO").

  • Ongoing focus on expanding the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology
    06.02.2019

    DexKo Global Inc. signs agreement to acquire Bankside Patterson Ltd. in the UK

    Ongoing focus on expanding the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    Novi (USA) / Kötz (D) / Brandesburton (UK) – DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bankside Patterson (“Bankside”) to expand the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology. As a quality and innovation leader, AL-KO Vehicle Technology intends to enter into the mobile home chassis market through this acquisition.

  • Bicycle carrier AGITO Van for Fiat Ducato
    30.11.2018

    Bicycle carrier AGITO Van for Fiat Ducato

    Accessories specialist SAWIKO increases the number of variants on offer - Fiat van version available from March 2019

    Freshly introduced for Ford Westfalia Nugget and Ford Tourneo Custom in January 2018, SAWIKO now launches the AGITO Van version of the rear bicycle carrier for the Fiat Ducato van. The new product will celebrate its premier at the CMT 2019 trade fair in Stuttgart, where this AGITO Van variant will be presented to the public for the first time.

  • EP levelC
    30.11.2018

    Caravan levelling by fingertip

    Modern control for the new levelC caravan levelling system using a tablet and smartphone app

    The laborious effort required when using supports and wedges is a thing of the past: levelC, the new hydraulic levelling system for caravans from E&P Hydraulics makes levelling a caravan child’s play; so simple and convenient using a tablet and/or smartphone app that both have the same user interface. The modern operating concept is made future-proof by its capability to update both the user interface and functions. The small touchpad is provided with a fixed charging station in the caravan and is always ready for use.

  • EP levelM Stützen
    30.11.2018

    Stable and level by touchscreen

    The tablet for the levelM motorhome levelling system from E&P Hydraulics is also a remote control - New smartphone app

    The newly revised hydraulic levelling system for motorhomes from E&P Hydraulics is now called levelM and offers users even more comfort. In the past the motorhome steady legs were controlled at the touch of a button; in future, this will be achieved simply and conveniently using a tablet and/or smartphone app, both of which have the same user interface. One advantage of the new, modern operating concept is that it can be updated in terms of user interface and functions. The small touchpad is provided with a fixed charging station in the motorhome.

  • AL-KO HY4 is now also available for the Mercedes-Benz
    30.11.2018

    AL-KO HY4 is now also available for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Further variants of the hydraulic support system will be available from April 2019

    The fully automatic AL-KO HY4 levelling system will also be available in Europe from April 2019 for the new model generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (VS 30). The initial release will be for the Sprinter models with the AL-KO chassis and SLC chassis. Following the development of successful solutions for the Fiat equipped with the AL-KO chassis, the Fiat original chassis and Fiat van, another variant of the system is now being launched on the market which will be presented for the first time at the CMT 2019 trade fair.

  • 27.09.2018

    Mirko Trefzer takes over management of the "Sales and Marketing" division of AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    Succession of Carsten Oberwelland effective October 1, 2018

    Mirko Trefzer (48) will take up his position as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at AL-KO Vehicle Technology on October 1, 2018. His main tasks are the support and intensification of customer relations on national and international level as well as the implementation of the sales objectives and the associated growth strategy of the company.

  • AL-KO MAMMUT_Mobile Sanitätsstation 1
    20.09.2018

    Trailers can be moved easily and precisely with a joystick

    AL-KO MAMMUT manoeuvring drive for mono and tandem axles up to a maximum of 3.0 tonnes

    Known and proven in the caravan sector for years, AL-KO Vehicle Technology is presenting its MAMMUT manoeuvring drive also for the use in commercial trailers at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles. This technology with all functions and features of the award-winning, powerful system is offered exclusively as an OEM solution. The system will be available in both mono and tandem axle versions with a permissible total weight of up to 3.0 tonnes.

  • AL-KO 2Link System
    20.09.2018

    Always on track with AL-KO ATC

    Anti-spin system now also available for trailers - 2LINK connectivity system brings sensors into the trailer

    Which driver of car and trailer doesn't know this? Small evasive manoeuvres, cross winds on bridges or wind pressure during overtaking can quickly cause a trailer to lurch. AL-KO Vehicle Technology offers an effective solution for this: the AL-KO Trailer Control (ATC) anti-skid system, which quickly and gently brakes the lightweight trailer and puts it back on track. The emergency system has been proven in caravans for over 10 years and has now been installed almost 200,000 times throughout Europe. The ATC is already standard equipment for many caravan manufacturers.