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  • 24.06.2021

    AL-KO chassis for Tiny Houses: Square, practical, sustainable

     A trend that came to Europe from the USA, the Tiny Living and Tiny Houses movement has been growing in Germany for some years now.

    Kötz, Germany. There has been a lot of hype lately about living in small spaces. For most Tiny House occupants, the move is often motivated by a desire for sustainable living. According to a recent survey by Germany’s Tiny House Association, 83% of those questioned said that reducing life to the essentials was the most important reason for buying a Tiny House.

  • 10.06.2021

    All about Tiny Houses

    Tiny houses are trending right now. But what’s the hype all about?

    Kötz, Germany. The Tiny House Trend Report shows where these mini houses are most popular in Germany. Plus, the experts from AL-KO Vehicle Technology reveal what needs to be considered when building a Tiny House.

  • 26.05.2021

    New Mobility Solutions: The transformation for commercial and leisure vehicles is gaining momentum

    Virtual press event offers insights into current and future mobility solutions.

    Kötz, Germany. The virtual press event of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group on 19 May 2021 with a focus on New Mobility Solutions was attended by high calibre specialists. As such, Markus Emmert, Executive Board Member of the German association of E-mobility (Bundesverband eMobilität (BEM)), Dr.

  • 01.12.2020

    DexKo Global acquires electronics specialist Nordelettronica

    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

    Comfortable and flexible: The new sleeping bench S2 from Aguti for leisure vehicles

    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
    02.09.2020

    Markus Siegner is new COO of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group

    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
    10.08.2020

    The new AGITO VAN 2.0 from SAWIKO: The easy-to-use rear carrier for active holidaymakers

    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
    16.07.2020

    25 years of SAWIKO: From a small four-man business to a Europe-wide successful supplier of premium accessories for motorhomes

    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.

  • 25 years Sawiko interview Guido Kovermann
    16.07.2020

    25 years of SAWIKO: The anniversary interview with founding member 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.

  • 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.