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.
1958
Foundation of AL-KO Geräte
1961
30 years of AL-KO
1961
First foreign branch in Zell, Austria
1966
Start of production of lawn mowers
1975
Foundation of AL-KO THERM
1979
Franz Beckenbauer as first AL-KO testimonial
1985
Acquisition of AL-KO Plastics Technology
2005
Entry into extraction technology and development of mobile raw air units and stationary systems
2006
75 years of AL-KO
2010
AL-KO becomes main sponsor of FC Augsburg
2011
AL-KO and Joey Kelly following the same path
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