Stertil-Koni Boosts Production, Enhances Efficiencies to Meet Growing Demand for Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts

Stevensville, MD, February 18, 2014 – To meet escalating customer demand for its broad range of heavy duty vehicle lifts, industry leader Stertil-Koni today announced that it has boosted its manufacturing capacity and simultaneously implemented key enhancements in its overall production processes to further speed delivery times.

Today’s development is the most recent in a series of capital and workforce investment initiatives by Stertil-Koni to increase both productivity and efficiency.
The company’s portfolio of highly regarded mobile column lifts is the principle beneficiary of these most recent improvements. Noted Peter Bowers, Technical Sales Support Manager at Stertil-Koni, “Marketplace response to our recently introduced ST 1085 mobile column lifts has been extremely positive. These mobile column lifts deliver the latest in high-performance, low-maintenance and safety-engineered mobile lifting systems.”

The ST 1085 series features a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column and is equipped with extra-long adjustable pick-up forks of 14 inches – well suited to safely raise all types of vehicles, including those with super single tires. In addition, the width between the lifting forks is adjustable, so that vehicles with variable wheel diameters can be lifted safely and easily.

Stertil-Koni ST 1085 EARTHLIFT

The Stertil-Koni ST 1085 EARTHLIFT, with a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column, easily raises a cement mixer.[/caption]Continued Bowers, “The ST 1085 also features a Multi Master System, equipped with a control box on each individual mobile lifting column. In that way, lifting columns can be operated individually, in pairs or a complete set with the touch of a single button. Customers also appreciate that all columns are interchangeable, so they can be used at multiple locations.”

In July 2013, Stertil-Koni announced that its manufacturing facility in Streator, Illinois, purchased and installed a new Okuma MILLAC Vertical Machining Center. The result has been to substantially speed the fabrication process while simultaneously increasing precision in a broad range of the company’s heavy duty lifts, including mobile column lifts, platform lifts, its U.S. patented, ultra-shallow, full-rise in-ground scissor lifting system, ECOLIFT, and its full-rise telescopic piston lift, DIAMOND LIFT.

In April 2013, Stertil-Koni also unveiled a new, world-class cutting machine that utilizes a combination of plasma and oxy-fuel torches coupled with a high-end PC-based touch screen controller for extremely quick, high-precision manufacturing.

About Stertil-Koni USA, Inc.

Stertil-Koni 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, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni has also recently begun installing the DIAMOND LIFT, a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni also recently introduced its new 2-post series, FREEDOM LIFT, with lifting capacities ranging from 16,000 to 30,000 lbs. Stertil-Koni is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland, has production facilities in Europe and the U.S. and is proud to have the greatest total number of ALI/ETL certified heavy-duty lifting products in the industry.