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Valves since 1920

ALLIGATOR - A BRAND WITH HISTORY

Valves since 1920

From the world-famous Steiff teddy bear to the industrial mass production of bicycle valves – due to the inventive talent of Richard Steiff.

The ALLIGATOR valve factory was created in 1920 from the company founded by Margarete Steiff. Even then, innovation and tailor-made problem solutions were the driving force behind ALLIGATOR. As early as 1930, the "ALLIGARO Pump Light" bicycle valve, the predecessor of today's Express Valve, was introduced to the market. This product stands out from all other bicycle valves due to its high tightness, low inflation resistance and simple handling. ALLIGATOR customers rely on the reliability, innovative technologies and high quality of the company's products. In 2019, parts of ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH were sold to WEGMANN automotive, the market leader in balance weights.

The product range continues to grow steadily. From valves for the various vehicle types to tire pressure monitoring systems and the appropriate tools and accessories - at ALLIGATOR, everyone can find the right product.

Foundation of Margarete Steiff GmbH
Foundation of Margarete Steiff GmbH

Origin

Official founding date of Margrete Steiff GmbH

1880
Foundation of Margarete Steiff GmbH
Richard Steiff founds ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik
Richard Steiff founds ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik

Development

Foundation of the ALLIGATOR valve factory by Richard Steiff

1920
Richard Steiff founds ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik
ALLIGATOR Express Valve
ALLIGATOR Express Valve

Innovations

Innovations and tailor-made solutions as drive motor: "ALLIGARO Pump Light" as the predecessor of today's Express Valve

1930
ALLIGATOR Express Valve
Logo WEGMANN automotive GmbH
Logo WEGMANN automotive GmbH

Partial Takeover

Parts of ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH were sold to WEGMANN automotive, the market leader in the field of balance weights.

2019
Logo WEGMANN automotive GmbH
ALLIGATOR sens.it® RS
ALLIGATOR sens.it® RS

ALLIGATOR Today

Today, ALLIGATOR produces more than 1 million products every day and offers a comprehensive range of tire valves, sensors (TPMS) and tools and accessories. ALLIGATOR product highlight: sens.it RS - With the freely programmable sensor, almost all TPMS sensors installed on the market can be replaced.

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ALLIGATOR sens.it® RS