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Stertil-Koni Completes Second Phase of Capital Investment Plan at Stertil ALM Manufacturing Facility in Streator, IL

07/08/2013 | 2013

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, today announced that it has completed the next stage of a multi-phase capital investment program designed to enhance both productivity and efficiency at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Stertil ALM, located in Streator, Illinois.

In this most recent phase, Stertil ALM purchased and installed a new Okuma MILLAC Vertical Machining Center, which dramatically speeds the fabrication process while simultaneously increasing precision. This further streamlines the company’s production of its broad range of heavy duty lifts. Including mobile column lifts, platform lifts, the industry’s innovative ultra-shallow, full-rise, in-ground scissor lifting system (ECOLIFT), and the recently introduced full rise telescopic piston lift (DIAMOND LIFT).

In making today’s announcement, Allan Pavlick, Vice President of Stertil ALM, noted, “This investment gives us the ability to fabricate larger pieces on a single pallet, with a greater spectrum of capabilities, and machine multiple parts simultaneously. As a result, the quality of our finished product is enhanced, productivity is doubled and our manufacturing time is reduced by as much as 75 percent. Our goal is to keep the spindle operating for a greater percentage of the work day.”

Added Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, “As market demand for our lifting systems continues to accelerate, our investment in cutting-edge technology and systems enables Stertil-Koni to continue delivering the very best in heavy duty vehicle lifts. This capital investment program is a major boon for both Stertil-Koni as well as our customers.”

Today’s news follows an announcement in April of this year, in which Stertil-Koni unveiled its new, world-class cutting machine that utilizes a combination of plasma and oxyfuel torches coupled with a high-end PC-based touchscreen 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, a scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni has also recently begun installing the DIAMOND L; a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland and has production facilities in Europe and the U.S.