Bräunlingen, October 3, 2016 – Vehicle Service Group (VSG), a global leader in the vehicle service industry, announced today that it has acquired the Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lifts, wheel service equipment and diagnostic equipment for cars, trucks, commercial vehicles and motorbikes. The Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group is headquartered in Bologna, Italy.

Niclas Ytterdahl, President of VSG said, “We are delighted to welcome the Ravaglioli team to VSG. Ravaglioli’s world class products and proven track record of innovation will allow us to significantly expand our capabilities, reach and product portfolio.

“VSG is a 90-year-old company that has some of the world’s most recognized brands for best in class vehicle service equipment. The addition of RAV to the VSG portfolio provides a very natural and logical extension to our product offerings. 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, ” added Frank Scherer, Vice President and Managing Director, VSG EMEA.

About Vehicle Service Group

Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary® Lift, Blitz®, Chief®, Elektron®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Revolution® Lift, nogra® and Hanmecson. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois USA, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO9001 certified manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. Additional information is available at

About Ravaglioli Group

Ravaglioli S.p.A. is a leading company in the garage equipment industry and manufactures tire and test equipment (vehicle testing and wheel alignment). Established in 1958 as a manufacturer of repair workshop equipment, Ravaglioli has continued developing all aspects of vehicle service equipment (cars and commercial vehicles) with an emphasis on quality and reliability. Additional information is available at