Our valve portfolio ranges from bicycles, motorcycles and passenger cars to vans, agricultural and earthmoving machinery.
Our customers are the focus of ALLIGATOR's activities - and have been for more than 100 years. That is why in the development of our products we place particular emphasis on the highest quality standards.
Today, under the umbrella of WEGMANN automotive GmbH, more than one million ALLIGATOR products are manufactured every day in Europe and sold to customers in more than 60 countries around the world.
ALLIGATOR is an expert for valves, TPMS and air pressure systems and offers practice-oriented solutions for all application areas. All these products have one thing in common: they are optimized for the needs of the end customer and the workshop.
Margarete Steiff founded her own company in the Swabian town of Giengen, Brenz. With the first Steiff animal, a small elephant made from felt, which was originally intended as a pincushion, the world’s first soft toy was invented.
New innovations followed, driven in particular by Margaretes nephew Richard Steiff, who joined the company in 1887, and who created, among other things, the world-famous teddy bear.
The founding of the ALLIGATOR valve factory in 1920 can also be traced back to the inventive spirit of Richard Steiff: Just in time at the start of the great bicycle boom - at the end of the First World War - Steiff established an industrial mass production for bicycle valves.
Innovation and tailor-made Problemsolving have always been the driving force for ALLIGATOR. For instance, the "ALLIGARO Pump Light" bicycle valve appeared as early as 1930, which was the predecessor of the later Blitz valve. High seal quality, low inflation resistance and easy handling distinguished this product from all other available bicycle valves.
ALLIGATOR acquires the EHA Valve Factory W. Fritz Ltd. & Co. EHA was founded as the "First Hanau Precision Screw Factory" which developed and produced the first Snap-in valves with a unique rubberization process.
With ALLIGATOR sens.it, the brand is expanded its range with a simple and practical TPMS solution for the Aftermarket: Universal TPMS sensors for all vehicle models, which can be programmed just-in-time as a vehicle-specific spare part.
ALLIGATOR sens.it wins the Innovation Award with its programmable TPMS sensors.
In 2019, parts of the ALLIGATOR Valves Factory Ltd. was sold to WEGMANN automotive. With the sale, the market leader in the field of balancing weights took over the ALLIGATOR brand name as well as the ALLIGATOR sales and distribution in Europe and North America for both tyre valves as well as TPMS sensors and tools.
In 2020, ALLIGATOR will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Discover the product variety in the new ALLIGATOR product catalog!
The range includes over 600 products in the areas of valves, TPMS and tools & accessories. In addition, you will find installation instructions and much more.
Do you have questions about our products? Feel free to contact us and we will personally answer your questions.
With sens.it®, ALLIGATOR offers a very simple and practical solution for the aftermarket. According to EU VO-661/2009, all vehicles of class M1/M1G (passenger cars, motor homes) must be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as standard from November 2014. This legal requirement has a major impact on the tire service process:
The ALLIGATOR sens.it® product line offers you a suitable and simple solution.