From left to right: Douwe Groenendijk (CFO, Stertil Group), Frank Scherer (Managing Director,...

From left to right: Douwe Groenendijk (CFO, Stertil Group), Frank Scherer (Managing Director, Nussbaum), Bennie Stapensea (Stertil Group), Phillip Nussbaum, Steffen Nussbaum

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The Stertil Group, part of Citadel Enterprises and located in Kootstertille, the Netherlands, has announced the acquisition of Nussbaum Custom Lifts GmbH and Nussbaum World Lifts GmbH, in Kehl, Germany. This acquisition demonstrates the Stertil Group’s commitment to the continued investment in providing vehicle lifting solutions to the vehicle maintenance, repair, and service industries for both private and public workshops and OEM manufacturers around the world.

This combination, each with expertise in their own segment, is a perfect match whilst being operated, managed, and marketed separately under the brands – Stertil-Koni and Nussbaum.  Both companies will continue to distribute vehicle lifts through their existing and specialised distribution networks throughout the world. Both companies are leaders in the heavy-duty vehicle lifts segment and Nussbaum in the light-duty vehicle lifts segment. Nussbaum is a manufacturer of automotive light-duty lifts. It is well known for, and was, in 1985, the inventor of the legendary Double Scissor Lift – the Jumbo, and currently offers a complete range of light-duty vehicle lifts. These lifting solutions are the choice of many high-performance automobile manufacturers worldwide. Nussbaum supplies light-duty vehicle lifts to workshops around the globe.

Stertil Group markets its range of heavy-duty lifts under the tradename Stertil-Koni. One of Stertil-Koni’s ranges of heavy-duty lifts is the regenerative wireless eco-friendly mobile vehicle lift —the Earthlift, used in workshops globally and operated using the ebright smart control system.

The Nussbaum family has the peace of mind that their heritage, which was established almost fifty years ago, is in good hands. The new owners, the Stertil Group, will further grow and nurture this heritage at the production facilities in Kehl. Frank Scherer has been appointed as the Managing Director of Nussbaum.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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