About Without a Hitch

Without a Hitch, brought to you by AL-KO, is a comprehensive online hub dedicated to helping you have a smooth towing trip. This is the place where you’ll find up-to-date information, practical advice, ‘how to’ guides and handy tips for your caravan, trailer and anything else you need to tow. From the open road to the camping grounds, we’ve got you covered.

Founded in 1931 by Alois Kober, AL-KO has become a global player over the last 80 years currently comprising of more than 40 businesses across 30 countries. The AL-KO Group today employs over 4,000 people worldwide covering a number of business divisions including – Vehicle Technology, Garden & Hobby, and Aftermarket Trailer Products.

AL-KO designs and develops innovative products renowned for their ease of use, advanced technology, attractive design and outstanding performance dynamics.

AL-KO uses very modern production techniques and machinery in all their factories and have been consistent in manufacturing high quality products that have exceeded the expectations of their customers.

In Australia AL-KO has a long and proud history spanning back to 1946, when Hornby Engineering was founded and started to produce axles in South Melbourne. In 1974 Hornby Engineering was acquired by Girlock and with the acquisition of two other companies in Sydney and Brisbane it became Australia’s largest company in its field.

In 1986 the German AL-KO Kober Group acquired the company which became known as AL-KO International, signalling the company’s involvement in Australia and New Zealand.

AL-KO’s strong growth in Australia over the last two and a half decade’s has been driven by strategic product range expansion and innovation. After 25 years in Australia AL-KO now has an Australian head office and main manufacturing facility located in Melbourne, with further factories and offices in Sydney and Brisbane as well as Auckland NZ


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