Stertil-Koni has announced it achieved record sales growth in 2018, capturing additional market share in the municipal and public sectors across the U.S. and Canada.
A key to the performance, notes President Dr. Jean DellAmore, has been Stertil-Koni’s focus on the heavy-duty vehicle lifting segment coupled with Stertil-Koni’s range of high-performance and durable vehicle lifting systems.
“The Stertil-Koni business model is a disciplined one. It is focused on the delivery of cutting-edge engineering and a philosophy that supports continuous innovation — all backed by exceptional customer care provided by a highly-trained, exclusive North American distributor network,” says DellAmore.
“That network is also unique in our space, with the average tenure of a Stertil-Koni distributor now topping 14 years. As a result, our distributors are able to fuse the very best in heavy-duty vehicle lifting systems with exceptional product knowledge and local support,” DellAmore adds.
Recapping the year’s product advances, notably in safety, ease-of-use and capacity, DellAmore says, “Importantly in 2018, the Stertil-Koni inground DiamondLift became the first piston-style lift in North America with a continuous recess system. Why is that so significant? With Stertil-Koni, our lifting unit travels horizontally, while fully recessed below floor level, making it easier and safer to lift low-clearance vehicles.”
In addition, Stertil-Koni introduced a broader range of adapters in 2018. First, two adapter kits, tailored for the inground scissor (EcoLift) and telescopic piston DiamondLift, were debuted. These help facilitate more efficient lifting by engaging the front and rear lifting points on buses and trucks. Second, Stertil-Koni brought to market inground lift adapters for school buses and trucks. These securely embrace the vehicles’ axles, frame or suspension, the company says.
The prior year was also a period in which Stertil-Koni accelerated its environmental stewardship, building on the “green” movement throughout the transportation sector.
“One of our top performers in 2018 was the Stertil-Koni wireless Mobile Column EarthLift, made from components that are 98 percent recyclable and utilizing an Active Energy Retrieval System that saves power and delivers up to 35 percent more lifting cycles at maximum load,” DellAmore says.
The company also broadened the deployment of two Stertil-Koni inground lifts — the DiamondLift and EcoLift — both of which use a high-pressure low fluid volume design with containment systems to mitigate the possibility of hazardous fluids entering the surrounding environment, the company says.
“Looking ahead, our team is not one to rest on its laurels. We are fully committed to bringing additional innovations and lifting enhancements to customers in 2019, always with a dedication to improving safety, durability and ease-of-use of Stertil-Koni heavy-duty vehicle lifts,” DellAmore says.