Stertil B.V. Awarded Canadian Patent for Innovative ECOLIFT Heavy Duty Scissor Lift

STEVENSVILLE, MD, April 6, 2015 – Stertil-Koni USA is pleased to announce that its parent company, Stertil B.V., has been awarded Canadian patent 2,567,386 (“the ‘386 Patent”) on March 17, 2015, which is directed to lifts for motor vehicles.

Stertil-Koni ECOLIFTThis patent documentation, entitled “Device and System for Lifting a Motor Vehicle,” gives Stertil the exclusive rights to the manufacture, use and sale of the claimed lifts in Canada until May 17, 2025.

Canadian patent 2,567,386 is for the company’s innovative ECOLIFT heavy duty scissor lift. The ‘386 patent will cover the ECOLIFT system, including the combination of the scissor mechanism, carriage, cover, and other parts.

Stertil-Koni was previously awarded two United States patents for the ECOLIFT.

    • On June 5, 2012, Stertil-Koni was awarded U.S. Patent 8,191,865, which first covered the ECOLIFT, including the combination of the scissor mechanism, carriage, cover, and other parts.
  • On September 3, 2013, Stertil-Koni was awarded U.S. Patent 8,523,146 B2, for its innovative shallow pit, heavy duty scissor lift, ECOLIFT, issued from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent covers the advanced process by which the Stertil-Koni ECOLIFT utilizes a shallow pit scissor lift to raise vehicles.

In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni USA president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “Our company takes great pride in its ability to innovate and engineer superior heavy duty lifting systems for the benefit of our customers. That is precisely why we are so pleased and proud that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recognized the inventiveness of the ECOLIFT scissor lift.”

About Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck lifts – and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni’s breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column
lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni is also now installing DIAMOND LIFT across North America, a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.