swissplast® has taken over AL-KO Plast GmbH based in Ichenhausen from ALOIS KOBER GMBH. The entire management level, as well as all employees in Ichenhausen, will continue to be employed.

As an owner-managed company, swissplast® serves its customers with high-quality thermoformed, technically demanding plastics from its own production in Sargans (Switzerland), Gotha and Ichenhausen (Germany). The company now employs a total of approx. 130 people.

“We are pleased to integrate the renowned and modern AL-KO Kunststofftechnik or AL-KO Plast GmbH into swissplast®. swissplast® pursues a clear growth strategy, which we will follow with the takeover. In addition, we are striving for greater product diversification, particularly with regard to the manufacture of workpiece carriers. Since AL-KO Plast GmbH is an absolute specialist in this field, the company will make a significant contribution to achieving our goals.”

Barac S. Bieri, owner of swissplast AG

“We are pleased to have a strategic investor in swissplast® as a buyer for AL-KO Plast GmbH, who will further develop the company in line with the quality standards we have built up over many years. Through the acquisition of swissplast®, the company can pursue new growth paths and has excellent opportunities to further strengthen its market position. We are convinced that swissplast AG is an ideal partner to support the growth of AL-KO Plast GmbH and will support the business of AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik in the long term by supplying plastic components”.

Harald Hiller, President, and CEO of AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik

About swissplast AG

swissplast AG is an owner-managed company specializing in unusual plastic parts. It concentrates primarily on the thermoforming of high-quality, technically demanding plastics up to a maximum forming area of 3000x1500x620mm. swissplast AG is characterized by customer satisfaction, flawless products, sustainable profitability, and the latest technologies and materials.


Founded in 1931, AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik is today a globally active technology company with locations in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. With high-quality chassis and chassis components for trailers, leisure vehicles, and light commercial vehicles, AL-KO stands for optimum ergonomics and functionality, maximum comfort and innovations for greater driving safety. Sophisticated innovation processes characterize the company, which has received several awards in this respect.

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