Vehicle technology

News & Press Archive 2020

  • 01.12.2020
    Product portfolio of Nordelettronica strengthens AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group (“AL-KO”) electronic component offerings.

    DexKo Global (“DexKo”), a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary AL-KO has acquired the electronics specialist Nordelettronica S.r.l., headquartered in Gaiarine, Italy. The strategic acquisition expands AL-KO’s product portfolio in the area of electronic components for recreational vehicles and provides access to new growth segments.

  • 26.10.2020
    New 2-person sleeping bench already integrated in numerous leisure vehicles.

    Light and versatile, like a Swiss Army knife. This is how Aguti, part of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group since 2019, describes its latest product. With the new 2-person sleeping bench “S2” for camper vans and multi-purpose vans, the company offers B2B customers a new seating or sleeping system that is available with either two single backrests or one double backrest. The intelligent folding kinematics of the backrest and seat offer not only a high degree of seating comfort but also a simple folding mechanism which turns the seat into a comfortable lounger.

  • Markus Siegner
    New member for the management board of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group.

    On 1st September 2020, Markus Siegner (51) has been appointed as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group. In his new role, he takes over the global leadership of all operative businesses of the company, which stands for high-quality chassis and chassis components for trailers, leisure and commercial vehicles. His responsibilities include the management, control and organization of the entire operative company processes in the areas of production, quality, logistics and purchasing.

  • AGITO VAN 2.0
    The new version of the pivoting bicycle carrier AGITO VAN from SAWIKO guarantees safe and convenient bicycle transport on vans.

    Cycling is more popular than ever. Even when holidaying with a van, the bike is a must for many people. Rear carrier systems such as the new, improved AGITO VAN 2.0 from SAWIKO offer safe and convenient transport on leisure vehicles. The rear carrier from the AL-KO subsidiary is now available throughout Europe and is a practical and stable solution for Ford Westfalia Nugget, Ford Tourneo Custom and Fiat Ducato.

  • 25 years Sawiko interview Guido Kovermann
    Today I would ask, "Are you crazy?"

    The SAWIKO success story began with four people in Hunteburg, in the district of Osnabrück, in 1995. What was the company’s founding vision?
    Uwe Samland, Ralf Winter and I were already passionate campers at that time and so we knew the needs on the market for leisure vehicle accessories, towbars and load carrier systems. So in 1995 we decided to start our own business with the SAWIKO company.

  • 25 years SAWIKO
    A story of 70-hour weeks, a successful takeover and an investment for the future.

    SAWIKO celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since its foundation, the company has developed into a leading supplier of premium accessories for leisure vehicles in Europe, from frame extensions to towbars to load carrier systems. The company has become an integral part of the caravanning industry and is popular with OEMs, retailers and end customers alike. Reason enough to review the company history and draw up an interim statement.

  • 19.05.2020
    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
    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
    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

    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
    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.