Industry

AL-KO

Decades of expertise in automotive, air and garden technology
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With its “Airtech”, “Gardentech” and “Automotive” divisions, the AL-KO KOBER GROUP is one of the global players among German medium-sized companies. In order to secure the existing business areas in the long term, the company focuses on new, forward-looking technologies. The product and service portfolio in all three divisions stands for German engineering and the highest quality standards.

AL-KO Airtech

As a full-service provider with a highly energy-efficient, technology-leading product portfolio in the strategic business fields of ventilation and air-conditioning technology and extraction technology, AL-KO Airtech covers a broad spectrum for numerous applications – from manufacturing plants and office buildings to data centers, exhibition halls, sports stadiums or hospitals.

AL-KO Gardentech

With its globally strong brands AL-KO, solo by AL-KO and Masport, AL-KO Gardentech is one of the leading manufacturers of smart solutions in the global market for garden tools. Innovative battery technologies, the Internet of Things, robotics and artificial intelligence are important concepts in which AL-KO Gardentech is strongly expanding its expertise.

AL-KO Automotive

AL-KO Automotive is made up of the group companies Mettec, a specialist in metal processing, Prinz Kinematics, a leading partner for hinge technology, and Gigabatt, a modern start-up that aims to incorporate reconditioned vehicle batteries from electric cars into modular storage systems. As an efficient and competent supplier to the automotive industry and a sustainable manufacturer for modular storage systems, AL-KO is considered a reliable and innovative partner for customers.
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Locations worldwide

Investment Case

Entry
2016
Holdings
Majority shareholding

Highlights

In 1931, the family entrepreneur Alois Kober lays the foundation for today's AL-KO KOBER GROUP by founding a forge in Großkötz (Bavaria).
From 1961, the international expansion of the company begins, the production of lawn mowers is started (1966) and the AL-KO Airtech division is founded (1975).
In 2016, the strategic realignment of the group takes place. AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik and Dexter Axle merge to form DexKo Global Inc. It is the prelude to a forced growth strategy and lets numerous acquisitions follow from 2017.

Key to future value creation:

  • Opportunity to participate in the strong growth of IoT, robotics and artificial intelligence by offering smart products and solutions in Gardentech, Airtech and Automotive.
  • Targeted acquisitions to accelerate growth and digitization strategy.
  • Increasing importance of energy efficiency and sustainability, reduction of emissions and improvement of air quality offers potential especially for AL-KO Airtech.
SDG Contribution
PRIMEPULSE provides us with important impulses for the further development of the group of companies – such as digital transformation or M&A transactions – in order to continue our growth story in the future.
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Dr. Christian Stehle / Peter Kaltenstadler
COO / CEO, AL-KO KOBER SE

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