History

From the village forge to a global corporation

Find out more about the history of the family company AL-KO. 

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1931
Alois Kober lays the foundation for today's AL-KO KOBER GROUP with a forge in Großkötz.
1952
Start of production of handbrake levers
1961
30 years of AL-KO
1961
First foreign branch in Zell, Austria
1966
Start of production of lawn mowers
1975
Start of business activity in the field of AL-KO Air Technology
1979
Franz Beckenbauer as AL-KO testimonial
2006
75 years of AL-KO
2010
AL-KO becomes main sponsor of FC Augsburg
2012
Introduction of the Robolinho 3000 automatic lawn mower
2012
Opening of the AL-KO Customer Centre
2013
AL-KO becomes a European Public Limited-Liability Company
2014
Acquisition of SOLO power saws division
2015
Award-winning innovation: AL-KO
2015
Market launch of PURE
2015
25 millionth axle
2016
AL-KO Vehicle Technology and Dexter Axle will be merging to become "DexKo Global Inc.”
2016
AL-KO will be opening the technology center in Kötz