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Make it easier together: As drivers of innovation in the lightweight chassis sector, AL-KO Vehicle Technology and Adria Mobil are launching a partnership together.
25.08.2021

AL-KO VARIO X: increased payload, cost effectiveness and sustainability

As drivers of innovation in the lightweight chassis sector, AL-KO Vehicle Technology and Adria Mobil are launching a partnership together.

Kötz. The aim of the collaboration: to combine experience and expertise, and to expand VARIO X to further weight classes and product series. AL-KO Vehicle Technology’s lightweight concept for caravans offers a chassis solution that allows an increased payload thanks to its reduced weight. “With VARIO X, we have developed a chassis that is as innovative as it is robust and highly resilient with the usual and tested AL-KO quality and durability. We are very pleased to launch this partnership with Adria Mobil and to be at the forefront of the lightweight chassis market together,” says Michael Nebel, Vice President and responsible for caravan sales at AL-KO, who looks forward to the collaboration with confidence. 

With its Adora series, Adria Mobil is breaking new ground in weight reduction, both in the body and the chassis, in order to provide its customers with increased payload and to future-proof its products. Adria is launching Adora with various layouts in the 2,000 kilogram single-axle caravan weight class. Adria and AL-KO aim to extend VARIO X to further weight classes and product series. “We are delighted to partner with AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group under the motto ‘Make it easier together’ to meet the challenges of the future,” says Erna Povh, Product Manager Caravans at Adria Mobil. 

Thanks to the lightweight steel construction’s bionic design, the VARIO X can save up to 30 percent in weight over the chassis’ frame parts, while maintaining the same stability and robustness. Due to its honeycomb-like innovative design, it is possible to save up to 35 kilograms in total on all frame parts, depending on the caravan’s size and permissible gross weight. The weight reduction not only offers customers a higher payload, but also reduces CO2 emissions. In addition, it is built in steel, a sustainable material that has proven to be an optimal choice in manufacturing as well as in production and recycling. This approach of lightweight construction and sustainable materials optimises the carbon footprint for trailer journeys. 

AL-KO VARIO X: increased payload, cost effectiveness and sustainability