The company is best known for its high quality running gear range, including axles, brakes and suspension products. In addition AL-KO offers its customers a wide range of accessories, as well as motorhome chassis and under carriage components.
The company has a long and proud history in Australia spanning back to 1946, when Hornby Engineering was founded and started to produce axles in South Melbourne. In 1974 this company was acquired by Girlock and with the acquisition of two other companies in Sydney and Brisbane, Girlock became Australia’s largest company in its field.
In 1988 the German AL-KO Kober Group acquired the company, which signalled the start of a new era of international involvement in Australasia. The company’s strong growth over the last 2 decades has been driven by product range expansion and innovation that has further enhanced AL-KO’s position as market leader in its field.
AL-KO is proud of its reputation for high quality products and services to the trailer, caravan and motor home market. Today the company utilises CAD, CNC and robotics to design and manufacture excellent products and with the aid of a modern computer systems, delivers highest quality of service to its customers.
AL-KO’s Australian head office and main manufacturing facility is located in Melbourne, with further factories and offices in Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand.