DeKalb, Ill.-based SVI has acquired RELS Manufacturing, Inc., a producer of brake resurfacing lathes used in automotive and heavy duty vehicle repair shops.
RELS is also known as a leading “across-the-board supplier” of consumable use products and repair parts for many different makes of brake lathes commonly found in use.
Wheel and brake service products have been an important part of SVI’s business.
The current lathe models are the standard RELS 2000 and the heavier duty RELS 2000XL. Both models of RELS brake lathes will remain available under the RELS name as an SVI product brand.
SVI says it will work to enhance the overall RELS product line with more selections in the future.
Past acquisitions by SVI include: Ronflo Manufacturing, Globe Automotive Lifts, Miller & Smith, and the former Gilbarco/Manitowoc Automotive Lift line.