Vehicle technology

News & Press Archive 2017

  • 20.12.2017
    Accessory specialist enters the vehicle class of active holidaymakers

    Whether for a city tour, weekend at the lake or active holiday in the mountains: A camper van is the ideal companion. These all-rounders are mainly in demand in the Ducato class. But the trend is also towards smaller, more compact box vans and high-roof vans that replace the family car in everyday life. The AL-KO brand, SAWIKO, is now entering into this type of vehicle for the first time and is presenting a rear bicycle carrier for the Ford Westfalia Nugget and Ford Tourneo Custom at the CMT holiday exhibition in Stuttgart.

  • 12.12.2017
    Electrical system – can be conveniently combined with the Ranger manoeuvring drive – available at dealers from March 2018

    Cranking by hand has come to an end: AL-KO Vehicle Technology now offers even more convenience with its new electrical support system for caravans. The UP4 can be quickly and conveniently operated by remote control. The system weighs just 17.7 kilogrammes more than the AL-KO Premium supports with AL-KO Big Foot support foot. This makes AL-KO UP4 one of the lightest systems on the market. The supports are available from March 1st, 2018.

  • 12.12.2017
    New hydraulic mobile home support system available from January 2018

    The new fully automatic AL-KO HY4 mobile home levelling system that was first presented at CMT 2017 is also available for mobile homes with a Fiat original chassis from January 2018. The successful concept with its unique, decentralised hydraulic solution has been retained, only the connection to the original chassis has been adapted. The chassis specialist from Kötz now also presents the latest, most innovative and safest steady leg system for mobile homes based on the Fiat Ducato X250 with original chassis (permissible total weight up to a maximum of 6.0 tonnes).

  • 07.12.2017
    Acquisition further strengthens the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology - bundling of competencies for lifting support systems

    DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, is planning to expand the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of E&P Hydraulics, based in Nieuw-Vennep (Netherlands), its general importer for Germany, E&P Hydraulics Germany, as well as the company Reisemobil-Service Fischer in Elsdorf (North Rhine Westphalia) (collectively, "E&P").

  • 31.05.2017
    Close expected by mid-2017

    KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), an US investment fund, will acquire the majority share of DexKo Global Inc. and its subsidiaries, such as AL-KO VT (pending all necessary official approvals). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Closing of the deal is expected by mid-2017.

  • 07.03.2017
    Strengthening the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology

    DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, has expanded the operations of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of BPW Fahrzeugtechnik, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPW Bergische Achsen KG and based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The transaction closed on February 28th, 2017.
     

  • 19.01.2017
    Strengthening the core business of AL-KO Vehicle Technology – Companies enhance dynamic evolution

    DexKo Global, a global leader in highly engineered running gear technology and chassis assemblies and related components, is planning to expand the operations of AL-KO Vehicle Technology through the acquisition of BPW Fahrzeugtechnik, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPW Bergische Achsen KG and based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia.