Last-mile solutions: AL-KO bike cargo trailer components for professional applications

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The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group wants to make it easier for its customers to find solutions for last-mile logistics in future by offering bike cargo trailer components for professional applications.

“Our mobile society is intensely occupied with the subject of last-mile delivery. We

want to offer our customers new solutions here with our components for bike cargo

trailers. The modular AL-KO chassis concept, the usual stable driving response

and the increased trailer payload help cargo bike manufacturers expand their offerings

for last-mile delivery: with high quality for high payloads in professional applications

down to the last metre. End users could be craftsmen or parcel delivery drivers, for example,” explains Harald Hiller, President & CEO of the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group.

Built-in components enable a significantly higher payload

The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group has many years of experience in the commercial

trailer sector. The high-quality components from the higher weight range

for trailers up to 3,500kg were used as the basis. “We have utilized our expertise

from the commercial trailer sector to create an attractive range for the cargo bike

market. Our tried-and-tested components allow a significantly higher payload of up

to 240 kg while still providing reliability and durability. These are the crucial competitive

advantages over currently available cargo trailers,” says Hiller.

“Just as with our vehicle components for commercial and leisure vehicles, customers

can rely on high-quality components with a long service life”, says Product

Manager Fabian Kneifl. Rubber suspension axles and independent wheel suspension

ensure a high level of driving comfort, while the wheel brake and the loader

concept ensure a safe, stable driving response. As common with the commercial

and leisure vehicle components, customised adaptations for the cargo trailer are

possible thanks to variable chassis and axle components.

Urbanisation, emission reduction and digitalisation are all drivers that are shaping

the transport industry. Inner-city goods logistics, from cargo bikes to commercial

vehicles, are faced with complex logistics tasks triggered by factors as diverse as

time pressure, staff shortages or gridlocked traffic. Optimized last-mile logistics

gives wholesalers, retailers or craftsmen a competitive edge.

Caption: AL-KO Vehicle Technology will be presenting components for two-axle trailers with steering axles and single-axle trailers with central axles in the CARGO AREA at EUROBIKE in Frankfurt, in Hall 8.