KOOTSTERTILLE and BRÄUNLINGEN - March 13, 2019 – Stertil B.V. part of the worldwide Stertil Group B.V. Kootstertille, The Netherlands, and Vehicle Service Group (VSG) with its operative companies Ravaglioli S.p.a., Italy and BlitzRotary GmbH, Germany have entered into a Settlement Agreement which ends a number of law suits related to patents owned by Stertil B.V. Stertil B.V. agree to provide VSG the licence to use the International Application WO 2007/148960 globally for scissor lifts.
SKYLIFT platform scissor lift from Stertil-Koni
Bennie Stapensea, Marketing & Sales Director of the Stertil Group B.V.
“We are pleased to announce that an amicable agreement has been reached between the Stertil Group B.V. and the Vehicle Service Group in this particular case. At Stertil as global market leader we are focused on providing value-added innovative product solutions to our customers in the heavy vehicle lifting industry. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations by developing complete differentiated vehicle lifts and be at the forefront of setting new industry standards. To this end, Stertil is committed to protecting its Intellectual Property and patents in order to invest now and in the future”.
Frank Scherer, Vice President and Managing Director, VSG EMEA
“We are delighted to receive from the Stertil Group B.V. a global licence, which allows VSG to continue offering best in class vehicle service equipment.Our customers are our highest priority and we remain dedicated to maintaining the very best of support and service that they have come to expect from us.” About the Stertil Group
The Stertil Group with its global head office in Kootstertille The Netherlands, develops, manufactures, markets and sells high quality products to global heavy duty vehicle workshops around the world. Worldwide there are 460 employees of which 220 employees are based at the head office in The Netherlands. The Stertil Group has sales subsidiaries in the U.S.A, Germany, China, The Netherlands, UK, France, Poland and Turkey and more than 80 exclusive distributors globally. The Stertil Group’s centre of innovation excellence is located in The Netherlands, with a comprehensive Research & Development team. The Stertil Group has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in The Netherlands and in Streator IL, U.S.A. Stertil-Koni has more than 70 years’ experience in the vehicle lifting industry and is the global market leader in heavy duty commercial vehicle lifting market and is 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. Additional information is available at www.stertilkoni.com
About Vehicle Service Group
Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, VSG is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. It comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service and collision repair brands: Rotary, Ravaglioli, Blitz, Butler, Elektron, Nogra, Space, Sirio, Chief, Forward, Direct-Lift, Revolution and Hanmecson. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO9001 certified manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
Stertil Group B.V.
Contact: Bennie Stapensea, Marketing & Sales Director, Stertil Group B.V.
Vehicle Services Group
Contact: Frank Scherer, Vice President and Managing Director, VSG EMEA