Snap-on acquires Challenger Lifts

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Snap-on Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired Challenger Lifts Inc. in an approximately $38 million cash deal.

“The Challenger vehicle lift product line complements and increases Snap-on’s existing undercar equipment offering, broadening our established capabilities in serving vehicle repair facilities,” Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and chief executive officer, says.

“We believe this acquisition will further Snap-on’s progress along its strategic and coherent growth runway of expanding with repair shop owners and managers.”

Challenger, with 2012 sales of approximately $45 million, designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of vehicle lifts and accessories to a diverse customer base in the automotive repair sector.

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