Truck and Track Spring 2023 Spring 2023 Truck and Track 73 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT Stertil Group announces takeover of Beissbarth The Stertil Group, part of Citadel Enterprises and located in Kootstertille, the Netherlands, proudly announces the takeover of the business activities of Beissbarth GmbH. The company Beissbarth Automotive Testing Solutions GmbH now belongs to the Stertil Group and thus continues the company’s history of more than 120 years. This acquisition demonstrates yet again that the Stertil Group is committed to the continued investment in providing world class vehicle equipment solutions for the maintenance, repair and service equipment industries for both private and public workshops, high class automotive brands and OE manufacturers around the world. Beissbarth brings over 123 years of innovation, quality and expertise in automotive testing solutions. The company also provides a premium complementary product offering with more than a century of experience in the automotive testing industry. This innovative product range of testing and servicing equipment complements and enhances the total equipment solutions goal that the Stertil Group has for the vehicle maintenance, service, and repair industry. The Stertil Group wants to create a total solution for both current and future developments within the vehicle equipment industry. The legacy group brand is Stertil Koni, the specialist in heavy duty vehicle lifting. In February 2022, the Stertil Group successfully acquired Nussbaum Automotive Lifts GmbH in Kehl with its expertise in world-class automotive light duty lifting and now, in 2023, Beissbarth Automotive Testing Solutions. All three companies specialise in their own focus segments and will continue to operate as separate companies of expertise with their own distribution channels whilst offering a complementary contribution to a complete high-quality product solution approach. Under the Stertil Group, they will be given the support required to further tackle the challenges and opportunities of both the current and future combustion and electrification developments throughout the vehicle and equipment industries. Beissbarth manufactures world-class modern testing and service equipment in the premium segment for automotive workshops and original equipment manufacturers – OEMs. This includes products for wheel alignment and driver assistance calibration (ADAS), headlight adjustment equipment, brake testers, lifts, and machines for tyre service and diagnostics. The strength of the Beissbarth organisation is in its continued investment in Research and Development and working closely with leading best-in-class automotive manufacturers. The business also provides a valuable innovative product portfolio with exceptional quality and accuracy for technical inspections, service and testing equipment which, through connectivity, diagnostic and predictive maintenance, is future-ready.