One reason for AL-KO Vehicle Technology’s global success as a company over the past 90 years is the willingness of our employees to work with us, cooperate and change. Team spirit, flexibility and dynamism are strengths that we consistently transfer to our working environment. And because the communities and regions in which we operate all over the world help us to precisely create an environment that allows us to grow. As such, our employees and the local life at our sites are at the heart of our initiatives on Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as when it comes to achieving sustainability in our products and processes.
Outstanding products and services can only be created with an outstanding team on board. We want our employees to accordingly develop their skills and responsibilities and experience success together, and that is from the offset. Qualified and satisfied employees are at the root of our corporate success. We promote staff development through a variety of development opportunities and support them in achieving their professional goals.
As a globally active group with over 40 sites and around 25 nationalities, we foster the understanding and appreciation of different cultures and personal situations and consider encouraging diversity in our workforce as one of the key reasons behind our success.
We provide a safe and healthy working environment for our employees and protect them against health-related impairments and injuries.
We design our products in such a way that they are fit for the future, environmentally-friendly and safe. We handle our resources responsibly, are consistently reducing CO2 emissions and are preventing or lowering undesired environmental impacts.
We get actively involved in local life at our sites and have a positive impact on the social environment there. Donations are also made across the globe to very different, predominantly charitable local initiatives, which make the international sites feel a special bond.
Commitment to sustainability
The corporate forest is growing
Intact forests are the greatest climate protectors. We want to do something about this. We have been supporting Treedom for several years: Our jointly planted corporate forest, which by now has 600 trees in seven countries globally, makes it contribution to supporting biodiversity and better positions the small farmers involved. Each Treedom project consists of a combination of species put together according to the peculiarities and needs of the individual area and the village community. Our forest consists of avocado, papaya, lemon, and Grevillea (bottle brushes) in Tanzania, cashew, moringa, mango and Markhamia (trumpet tree) in Kenya, banana in Cameroon, cocoa and coffee bushes in Ecuador, Tephrosia (similar to wisteria) in Madagascar, coffee bushes in Guatemala and cocoa trees in Haiti.
More from the corporate world
On 11.11.1931, master locksmith Alois Kober took over a small locksmith's shop in Kötz. That was when the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group began. It’s fair to say that quite a lot has happened since then.
A company that wants to exist and flourish in the long term on the market is dependent on the trust and confidence of its surrounding area, customers and suppliers, employees, both on a local and global scale.
Our management team is committed to the highest performance standards and wants to establish long-term relationships with companies and employees, who are devoted to achieving such first-class performance. The top management of our American parent company, DexKo Global, can be found here.
Our corporate culture
Safety. Comfort. Joy: our actions and thoughts are always focused on what’s best for our customers, what makes their lives safer and easier and makes them smile.