AL-KO Vehicle Technology presents ‘Performance. Setting the benchmark’ at the IAA Transportation
The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group will be presenting itself under the slogan, “Leave the limits. Performance. Setting the benchmark” at the IAA Transportation in Hanover from 20 to 25 September 2022 at its stand in Hall 13/C44.
Leave the Limits means: increasing quality, payload and transport volume again and again. Taking service, comfort and safety to a new level. And finding a tailor-made solution for every body variant. For jobs that demand perfect transport. Whether it’s for traditional business, micromobility or last-mile logistics.
“We will bring customers with us into our world of added value and introduce them to technological innovations and a wide range of offers from our portfolio of products and services. AL-KO Vehicle Technology has continuously presented tailor-made products and services for its customers in recent years. We will continue this journey at the IAA Transportation 2022,” explains Harald Hiller, President & CEO of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group.
Dr Timo Schwickart, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, adds: “The trade fair is a unique opportunity for the commercial vehicle industry and the entire transport sector to position themselves as innovative and vibrant sectors, combined with a high level of public attention. We are especially looking forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas with all our national and international guests at the IAA Transportation.”
AL-KO collaborates with EVUM on micromobility
AL-KO supplies a kit for the aCar from EVUM, a manufacturer of electric commercial vehicles for agriculture, commerce and industry, in municipal use and for ambitious leisure applications. It consists of a rear chassis together with a driveable rubber suspension axle for a simple connection to the EVUM e-drive and brake system.
Thanks to tried-and-tested technology and decades of experience in chassis development, the chassis and axle are durable as well as robust, as is to be expected from AL-KO – for example, the steel is hot-dip galvanised for the best possible corrosion protection. This equipment precisely meets EVUM end customers’ demands for durability and ease of operation. The planned longer wheelbase also enables EVUM to use open designs, permitting significantly greater flexibility for body manufacturers to cover a wide range of applications for end customers. From within the AL-KO group of companies, Aguti contributes the seats and Sawiko supplies towbars and LED light brackets as well.
Last-mile solutions: Bike cargo trailer components for professional applications
The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group now also offers its customers solutions for last-mile logistics with bicycle cargo trailer components for professional applications. “Our mobile society is intensely occupied with the subject of last-mile delivery. We are presenting new solutions to our customers with our components for bike cargo trailers. The modular AL-KO chassis concept, the usual stable driving response and the increased trailer payload help cargo bike manufacturers expand their offerings for last-mile delivery: with high quality for high payloads in professional applications down to the last metre,” explains Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Dr Timo Schwickart.
He adds: “We use our expertise from the commercial trailer sector to create an attractive range for the cargo bike market. Our tried-and-tested components allow a significantly higher payload of up to 300 kg while still providing reliability and durability. These are the crucial competitive advantages over currently available cargo trailers. End users include craftsmen or parcel delivery drivers, for example.”
Just as with our vehicle components for commercial and leisure vehicles, customers can rely on high-quality components with a long service life. Rubber suspension axles and independent wheel suspension ensure a high level of driving comfort, while the wheel brake and the high loader concept ensure a safe, stable driving response. As usual with the commercial and leisure vehicle components, a wide variety of customised adaptations for the cargo trailer are possible thanks to variable chassis and axle components.
Aguti presents seat engineering for electric vehicles
The ergonomic seating furniture developed and manufactured in an automotive design focuses on lightness and safety. Extensive comfort features are available as customisation options. The Milan in Aguti design is mainly used in vehicles that come equipped with a belt system attached to the B-pillar. Extra wide, height-variable folding armrests, an infinitely variable backrest adjustment and anatomically adapted contact surfaces for legs and back ensure extremely comfortable and relaxed sitting. The seat development for electric vehicles is optimised to allow efficient movement without sacrificing safety standards.
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