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100 Years of ALLIGATOR - Valves since 1920

Alligator has come a long way from the world-famous Steiff teddy bear to industrial mass production of bicycle valves.

The history of the ALLIGATOR valve factory began in 1920 and emerged from the company founded by Margarete Steiff. Even then, innovation and customised solutions were the driving force of ALLIGATOR. As early as 1930, the ‘ALLIGATOR Pump Light’ bicycle valve, the predecessor of the current Express Valve, was launched on the market. Its high level of density, low inflation resistance and ease of use distinguished this product from all other bicycle valves. ALLIGATOR customers count on the reliability, innovative technologies and high quality offered by the company’s products. In 2019, parts of ALLIGATOR Ventilfabrik GmbH were sold to WEGMANN automotive, the market leader for balance weights.

The range of products continues to steadily grow. From valves for different types of vehicles to tire pressure monitoring systems and the corresponding tools and accessories – ALLIGATOR products are designed to meet every customer’s requirements.

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