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  • 19.05.2020

    AL-KO Vehicle Technology opens Benelux Customer Centre

    European customer centre network grows to six sites

    The technology group AL-KO Vehicle Technology is opening a customer centre in Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands at the beginning of June 2020. The company is thus expanding its European network of customer centres to a total of six sites. The new customer centre is located on a 1,600 square metre site 35 kilometres south of Amsterdam. In addition to the workshop and a showroom, it also includes three camp sites with electricity outside.

  • 30.04.2020

    Optimism despite COVID-19: Owner of recreation vehicles are still planning vacations

    69 percent want to travel with their recreation vehicle at least once this year

    Which impact does the COVID-19 Pandemic have on the travel behavior of owner of recreation vehicles? The German Caravanning Institute and the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group pursued this question and polled 500 owners of recreation vehicles in an online survey. The aim of the survey was to obtain a picture of the current mood.

  • 13.02.2020

    Individual living on wheels: AL-KO becomes part of the Tiny House movement

    Equipped with the right chassis for the new living trend

    In times of housing shortages and rocketing rents in urban areas, alternative living concepts are becoming increasingly popular among the public. One such trend is Tiny Houses. The small mobile houses on wheels promise a life with freedom and offer everything you need to live: A shower, toilet, bed as well as a living area with a kitchenette. The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group is also keeping abreast with the new living trend and is offering high-quality chassis as the foundation for various Tiny House body concepts.

  • Company building Aguti
    07.01.2020

    DexKo Global Inc. completes the acquisition of Aguti Produktentwicklung & Design GmbH

    DexKo Global Inc. (“DexKo”), a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, has completed the acquisition of Aguti Produktentwicklung & Design GmbH (“Aguti” or the “Company”), based in Langenargen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). This strategic acquisition enables AL-KO Vehicle Technology (“AL-KO”) to expand its portfolio to include seats and seating system solutions for commercial and leisure vehicles and to continue the group's strong growth trajectory.

  • Caravaning of the future: Innovative electromobility
    02.01.2020

    Caravaning of the future: Innovative electromobility at CMT Stuttgart

    AL-KO Vehicle Technology is presenting the Hybrid Power Chassis and Next Generation Caravan Platform at CMT Stuttgart 2020

    Environmentally-friendly, fuel-efficient, wide-coverage – are the new features of AL-KO Vehicle Technology from the E-Mobility range. Both the Hybrid Power Chassis and the Next Generation Caravan Platform are paragons of what is possible with state-of-the-art electrical drive technology and sensors. Along with its partner, Huber Automotive GmbH, AL-KO is presenting the two electromobility highlights from 11 to 19 January 2020 at the special area, EO 38, at CMT Stuttgart.

  • HY2 Motorhome rear axle
    09.12.2019

    AL-KO HY2: Functionality, safety and comfort on two steady legs

    New hydraulic levelling support system available from spring 2020 – ideal for vans

    AL-KO HY2 makes supporting a motorhome automatically on the axle effortless. Like the tried and tested, fully automatic HY4 levelling support system, the ‘little brother’ also impresses with perfect vehicle support, maximum operating safety and anti-theft protection. At the same time, the AL-KO HY2 has a significantly lower weight and represents a cost-effective alternative to the system with four steady legs. Retrofitting to HY4 is possible without any problems. AL-KO will present the new HY2 for the first time at CMT Stuttgart in January 2020.

  • Marian Möbius
    09.12.2019

    Marian Möbius becomes new Corporate Communications Manager at AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    Additional expertise in corporate and product communications

    Marian Möbius (30), an experienced communications expert, will support the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group in the area of corporate and product communications from December 2019. Born in Dresden, he completes the team around Hans Posthumus, Vice President of Marketing, as contact for the trade press. In addition, the future Corporate Communications Manager will be devoting himself to new tasks in internal and external communications that will accompany the company's internationalisation and continued growth. 

  • company building Aguti
    02.10.2019

    DexKo Global Inc. signs agreement to acquire Aguti Produktentwicklung & Design GmbH

    Novi, Michigan (USA) / Kötz (D) / Langenargen (D)

    DexKo Global Inc. (“DexKo”), a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aguti Produktentwicklung & Design GmbH (“Aguti” or the “Company”), based in Langenargen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). This strategic acquisition enables AL-KO Vehicle Technology (“AL-KO”) to expand its portfolio to include seats and seating system solutions for commercial and leisure vehicles and to continue the group's strong growth trajectory.

  • Safim plant
    23.09.2019

    DexKo Global Acquires Safim S.p.A.

    Novi, Michigan (USA), Kötz (D), Modena (ITA)

    DexKo Global Inc.(“DexKo”), a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Safim S.p.A. (“Safim”).  Founded in 1977, Safim is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered hydraulic braking system components used in a range of off-highway equipment applications.  Based in Modena, Italy, Safim manufactures products primarily in its facilities in Modena and Pune, India and serves customers worldwide across multiple end-markets.

  • Next Generation Caravan
    01.09.2019

    The feature-packed trailer of the future

    Experience the next generation caravan platform for the first time at the Caravan Salon

    Kötz – Travelling with a trailer combination will become more and more environmentally friendly, comfortable and safer. The possibilities offered by the innovative trailer chassis for private and commercial users of the future are wide-ranging. The concept study by AL-KO Vehicle Technology and its partner Huber Automotive AG shows what is possible with state-of-the-art, electrified drive technology and sensors. The next generation trailer platform is designed for trailers and caravans up to 3.5 tons.

    Greater range and higher energy efficiency