History

From a village smithy to a global group

Find out more about the history of AL-KO

1931

Beginnings

Alois Kober lays the foundation stone for today’s AL-KO KOBER GROUP with a forge in Großkötz
1931

Alois Kober lays the foundation stone for today’s AL-KO KOBER GROUP with a forge in Großkötz

Start of production of handbrake levers
1952

Start of production of handbrake levers

30 years of AL-KO
1961

30 years of AL-KO

1961

Expansion

First foreign branch in Zell, Austria
1961

First foreign branch in Zell, Austria

Start of production of lawnmowers
1966

Start of production of lawnmowers

Start of business activity in the field of AL-KO Airtech
1975

Start of business activity in the field of AL-KO Airtech

1979

Marketing offensive

Franz Beckenbauer advertises AL-KO
1979

Franz Beckenbauer advertises AL-KO

75 years of AL-KO
2006

75 years of AL-KO

AL-KO becomes the main sponsor of FC Augsburg
2010

AL-KO becomes the main sponsor of FC Augsburg

2012

Growth

Opening of the AL-KO Customer Centre
2012

Opening of the AL-KO Customer Centre

Launch of Robolinho® 3000 robotic lawn mower
2012

Launch of Robolinho® 3000 robotic lawn mower

Acquisition of SOLO power saw division
2014

Acquisition of SOLO power saw division

2016

Organizational Change

Merger AL-KO Vehicle Technology & Dexter Axle to DexKo Global Inc.
2016

Merger AL-KO Vehicle Technology & Dexter Axle to DexKo Global Inc.

AL-KO opens the Technology Center in Kötz
2016

AL-KO opens the Technology Center in Kötz

The AL-KO Group becomes part of the PRIMEPULSE network
2017

The AL-KO Group becomes part of the PRIMEPULSE network

2017

Acquisitions

AL-KO takes over New Zealand garden & outdoor power tool manufacturer Masport
2017

AL-KO takes over New Zealand garden & outdoor power tool manufacturer Masport

Founding of the Automotive division
2017

Founding of the Automotive division

gigabatt becomes part of Automotive division
2021

gigabatt becomes part of Automotive division