3 READY-SHIP WAREHOUSES

SVI provides on-time delivery and same-day shipping on in-stock parts from any of our three “Ready Ship” warehouses
in Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

With over 40,000 products, SVI offers a diverse product line to serve as a one-stop for shop equipment parts, lifting equipment, RELS brake lathes, fluid delivery products, petroleum equipment parts, and much more!

SERVING MANY INDUSTRIES

SVI International, Inc. is the lift industry’s leading supplier of parts for repair and production of all types of automotive lifts. Our commitment to quality engineered parts continues to set standards for the automotive lift industry. Our network of distributors includes more than 2000 companies that sell, service and install automotive lifts and automotive shop equipment throughout the United States and Canada, and our business has expanded to provide parts for machinery in industries that include lubrication equipment, air compressors, Gasboy Consumer Series parts, oil and petroleum industries and many other segments.

Our continued growth is a testament to our years of innovation, customer service and timely delivery of parts needed for repair and production of automotive lifts. Our product line includes more than 20,000 different types of auto lift repair parts in most makes and models. One of our most appreciated services is the engineering and production of quality “legacy” parts for auto lift lines that are no longer manufactured.

Thousands of high quality auto lifts, some manufactured as long as 60 years ago, remain in service because our company produces repair parts for these lifts. Once we produce a part for a lift line, that component remains available in our product inventory forever. That means you can count on SVI as a partner in your maintenance and repair program for your auto lifts and more.

We back our part solutions inventory with a timely delivery program built around three “Ready Ship” Warehouses offering same-day shipping on most in-stock parts to help keep your operation up and running.

Product innovation and safety have long been key components of SVI’s role in the lift industry. Our commitment to this full spectrum approach has resulted in even safer operation of older lifts still in service. But our ingenuity knows almost no bounds. SVI was the originator of the patented “Aqua Out” system for use on new cassette style in-ground lifts. “Aqua Out” resolves moisture problems associated with in-ground lifts by automatically removing water from the system every time the lift is lowered.

We invite you to engage with SVI for real solutions and quality engineered parts. Our staff is knowledgeable and stands ready to serve you as one of the leading resources in our industry.

This expertise spans Power Post Heavy Duty In-Ground Lifting Systems, Lubrication Equipment, Steel Hydraulic Line Tubing for Fluid Delivery Systems, Brake Lathe Repair Parts and Cutting Bits, Tire Changer Repair Parts, and Gaskets and Parts for Gas Pump and Meter Rebuilding.

Our History

2018

2018, March  SVI unveils its new 110V portable transfer pump. The model PTP-1140 was designed primarily with the transfer of filtered waste oil for heating purposes in mind. SVI engineering worked diligently to design a pump that is long-lasting and can be used in extremely hot or cold environments. The applications are numerous for this cast iron gear pump with hardened steel helical gears and an internal bypass pressure relief valve.  

2018, April Turf and utility vehicle lifting attachment selection for two post surface mount or above ground lift is greatly expanded to include models for asymmetric automotive lifts. This first puts SVI in the forefront as the leading supplier in its field for turf and utility vehicle lifting attachments. An SVI wholly owned subsidiary was the very first ever to invent turf attachments for use on automotive lifts. Turf attachments are ideal for park districts, golf courses, outdoor power equipment dealers, municipalities, airports, ATV dealers or just about anywhere else that requires more versatility from an automotive lift.

2018, June  SVI acquired RELS Manufacturing, Inc. a leading producer of brake resurfacing lathes used in automotive and heavy duty vehicle fleet service facilities. The acquisition of RELS demonstrates SVI’s firm commitment to the automotive service equipment industry. Wheel and brake service products have been an important part of the ever-growing SVI success story.

2018, August  SVI officially becomes the industry’s largest selection provider of specialty lifting adapters for 2019 model year GM trucks. Model 1500 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra use a new frame configuration that is lower and wider toward the front of these trucks. In order to properly and safely lift these vehicles without damage new adapters must be used when lifting on an automotive lift. SVI has the single largest selection of GM Truck adapters for many makes and models of lifts to make properly lifting these vehicles possible.

2017

2017, November SVI introduces condensate drain valves and stands one of the largest Worldwide distributors of Kingston valves. Routinely securing and filling orders for virtually any style of Kingston valve from all points of the Globe is a commonplace occurrence.  It is not unusual on any given day for shipments to leave the SVI distribution facility heading to China, the Middle East, Australia, South America or all over the European Union.

2017, November SVI re-introduces turf equipment and utility vehicle attachments for use on two post automotive lifts. An SVI wholly owned subsidiary was the first to ever invent turf attachments for lifts back in September of 1997. SVI has the largest most customizable selection of turf and utility attachments for lifts in the industry.  Featuring two specific styles “HSR” and “LPO” plus a broad range of available options makes SVI the number one supplier to golf courses, park districts, municipalities, and ATV dealers just to name a few or the industry segments supported.

2017, October SVI becomes the leading and largest full-line supplier of replacement hose stops / hose bumpers used on all the various makes of hose reels found across the industry. Hose reels are popular in automotive shops but can also be found just about everywhere like on construction vehicles, fire trucks, ships, offshore drilling rigs, fuel delivery and on and on.

2017, October With a broad emphasis on fluid delivery application whether it be petroleum, agricultural, pharmaceutical, batch mixing manufacturing operations, paint, food and beverage producers, oil refineries, bulk tanker ships and railcars and so on, SVI introduced high quality, low-cost swivel joint repair kits for OPW swivel joints.

2017, September SVI adds a new line of ferrule lock tube fittings for use with steel hydraulic line tubing that is used in fluid delivery applications found in both automotive service and industrial applications. This product addition makes SVI the most full service supplier of fluid delivery products for the applicable markets serviced by the company.

2017, July SVI celebrates its 40th Anniversary year and publishes its fabled The Twin Post newsletter containing fact filled articles about some past milestone events.

2017, January Tire changer repair products from SVI grow to become a major part of the product line and are available at some of the most economically competitive price levels in the entire industry.

2016

2016, December Customer driven demand causes SVI to design, produce and introduce a new strainer assembly for waste oil removal to make debris clogs easier to deal with or less likely to occur.  This innovative product is very well received by customers in multiple industries. It is a must-have product for anyone who routinely engages in waste oil evacuation or fluid transfer systems.

2016, January SVI introduces the SC-363.  This is the first and only lift specifically designed for owners of Porsche 911 model (G-Series, 964, 993, 996, 996.2, 997) performance cars.  This lift is only popular to those that own 911 Porsche models or service them on a regular basis.  These lifts incorporate the SVI 360° rotation feature with the added security of a multiple height position safety leg.  The rotational feature allows for the rear engine car to be pulled straight in and then be rotated around so the engine is facing the workbench.  It is also functional and easily adapted for any other style of mid or rear engine high-performance cars, such as Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s or McLaren’s.

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