Vehicle technology

News & Press Archive 2016

  • 21.12.2016
    Sale of Bowden Cable Division on 31 December 2016 to General Aerospace

    On 20 December 2016, DexKo Global, through its AL-KO Vehicle Technology business, sold the Bowden Cable Division of AL-KO Vehicle Technology based in Zellberg im Zillertal and the plant in Sura Mica (Romania) to General Aerospace GmbH based in Eschbach in Baden-Württemberg (Germany), a leading supplier of high tech aerospace components, in full and with an effective date of 1 January 2017. This was another step for DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, to continue its strategic focus on its core business.

  • 08.12.2016

    DexKo Global Inc., global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, has expanded its Australian operations, announcing the acquisition of Melbourne Trailer and Caravan Supplies (MTCS). MTCS is an Australian family-owned business and supplier of caravan and trailer axles, leaf springs and other trailer components, serving multiple market segments across Australia since 1968. It has also been the Australian distributor for the Dexter Axle product range for over 30 years.

  • 26.08.2016

    The international caravanning industry will be meeting from 27 August to 4 September 2016 at Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. Right in the middle of things: AL-KO and SAWIKO will both be presenting several new and innovative products for motorhomes, vans and caravans. Look for AL-KO and SAWIKO in hall 13 at booth C45 1-2. The press folder will follow with the most important innovations and product information. 

  • 15.03.2016
    New AL-KO plastic wheel chocks are available now

    For commercial vehicles and commercial trailers, wheel chocks aren't just an important tool to keep the trailer from rolling away. For heavier vehicles, they are mandatory. For this, AL-KO Vehicle Technology combines aesthetics with practicality – useful and pleasing to the eye. This is because the new, innovative UK 36 KL wheel chock, for example, is more than just safety equipment. The ingenious, ergonomic design of the wheel chock fits snugly in your hand due to its integrated grip, making it easier and safer to use than regular wheel chocks.

  • 15.03.2016
    AL-KO ball couplings AK 161 and AK 270 mark a jump in innovation and a generation change

    The best ergonomics and functionality as well as innovation for more safety are combined in the new generation of AL-KO towbars for braked trailers up to 2,700 kilograms. The newly developed AK 161 and AK 270 couplings are now available for retrofitting and/or replacement. Starting in July 2016, we will begin delivering these to trailer manufacturers already mounted couplings to the overrun device.

  • 16.02.2016
    Industry experts and Harry Wijnvoord present accessories for two-wheel and four-wheel transport with leisure vehicles

    Holidaying with your leisure vehicle – and bicycle, scooter, motorbike and not infrequently also a small car. Because mobility and flexibility are in demand at beautiful pitches. The interest in practical accessories for the safe transport of two-wheeled vehicles or even small cars with leisure vehicles is greater than ever and finally the products available are increasing and possibilities constantly growing. A few industry experts have joined forces to offer an overview.

  • 20.01.2016
    AL-KO COMFORT SUSPENSION available for original chassis

    Two years after the launch of the COMFORT SUSPENSION front axle strut for leisure vehicles based on AL-KO chassis with Fiat front end (X250), the chassis specialist AL-KO is presenting a new version at the CMT in Stuttgart: The high-performance suspension strut for the front axle is now also available for all leisure vehicles on the basis of a Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper with leaf-sprung original chassis from model year 2006 onwards. As a result AL-KO is offering a significant improvement in driving comfort for the vast majority of leisure vehicle enthusiasts.

  • 15.01.2016
    Free campaign for leisure vehicle drivers with high expectations for driving comfort and dynamics.

    Unique in the leisure vehicle sector, the possibility of test driving different chassis frames at AL-KO has become successfully established. Therefore the Bavarian-Swabian vehicle technology specialists are again inviting customers to the TestDrive campaign for the third time in a row. This is aimed in particular at leisure vehicle enthusiasts looking to increase driving comfort and who would like to thoroughly test and compare the different options before making a decision.

  • 04.01.2016

    The strategic partnership between AL-KO Vehicle Technology and Dexter launched successfully on 1 January as planned. The two companies AL-KO Vehicle Technology and Dexter Axle have been combined under the umbrella of the future "DexKo Global Inc.". AL-KO KOBER SE ceded the Vehicle Technology business unit to DexKo Global Inc. In return AL-KO KOBER SE received significant shares in the company in addition to the main shareholder The Sterling Group.