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MAHA ARI-HETRA Partnership Press Release

MAHA USA and ARI-HETRA Join Forces In North America

MAHA ARI-HETRA Partnership Press Release

Two leading brands have partnered to design, manufacture, sell and service products throughout North America resulting in over 80% market share among ball screw driven mobile column lifts.

Las Vegas, NV (November 4, 2019) – After being competitors for over 20 years, ARI-HETRA (ari-hetra.com) and MAHA USA (maha-usa.com), now proudly announce their partnership to design, manufacture, sell and service heavy-duty truck maintenance shop equipment in North America. The flagship product for both companies is the mobile column lift (MCL). MCLs have become the preferred solution to lift trucks weighing as much as 150,000 lbs with any wheelbase or width. As the name implies, mobile column lifts are easily moved between service bays and are purchased at a fraction of the cost of permanently installed drive-on lifts.

Juergen Werner, Managing Director of MAHA USA observed that “Together, our companies have tens of thousands of MCLs installed across the continent. Going forward we will be the dominant provider of ball screw-based MCLs in North America, all proudly made in the USA in MAHA’s world-class, ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing facility in Pinckard, AL. By combining our manufacturing operations, we expect improved efficiency and we look forward to greater innovation through combined product development efforts as well.”

The lifts will be sold under the ARI-HETRA brand whose bright “safety green” products are recognized throughout the US and Canada. The nation-wide ARI Sales and Service team will assume responsibility for ongoing support of all MAHA lifts in the market.

MAHA and ARI have more that unites them than divides them. The MCLs of both MAHA USA and ARI-HETRA utilize the world’s premier mechanism for linear motion – a recirculating ball screw. Gary Hudson, President of ARI-HETRA notes “The recirculating ball screw is truly one of the brilliant inventions of the late 19th century. Ball screw-based MCLs last for decades due to nearly zero friction as the lifting mechanism rolls smoothly on hundreds of ball bearings. With no torque or energy wasted on friction, the lifts are eco-friendly and maintenance consists primarily of bi-annual lubrication. This solution also avoids dangerous and costly leaks common to hydraulics.”

Hudson added, “In a way, history repeats itself here as the MCLs of MAHA and ARI both originate from the designs of the same Swiss-German entrepreneur over thirty years ago. Our coming back together was perhaps inevitable. We can think of this as ‘German engineering meets American ingenuity.’”

If you have any questions, feel free to fill out our online contact form, or call us directly at 877-573-3755.

LA Metro Troy Brake Caliper Jack

Brake Maintenance Tools Stop Difficult Brake Repairs at LA Metro

We recently visited LA Metro and introduced their crew to our dependable line of Brake Maintenance Tools. The mobile tools allow one worker to quickly service brake assemblies, while putting a stop to manual lifting and injury. Our demonstration gave everyone present a close look at how much time and money could actually be saved. One mechanic shared his positive thoughts on our Brake Caliper Jack, in the video that we shared. Congrats LA Metro for Going With Green!

HDXL-906 Above Ground Double Scissor Lift Caldwell

City of Caldwell Cuts Maintenance Time With HDXL Scissor Lift

The fine folks of the City of Cadwell in Idaho are now proud owners of a new HDXL-906 Above Ground Double Scissor Lift ( capacity of 57,000 lbs). The powerful and dependable lift will make changing a clutch, inspecting shocks, or other services easier and quicker on their heavy-duty vehicles. We were able to get some great footage of our install process and finished job. Thanks!

ARI 2019 STN Expo Visit Us

Visit Us at the 2019 STN Expo in Reno, NV! 🚍🚌

ARI 2019 STN Expo Visit Us

We look forward to meeting everyone in attendance at the 2019 STN Expo, located inside of the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. When passing through the main entrance, make sure to stop at the crosswalk, look both ways, and safely walk on over to booth 303 (Exhibit Map) to get to know our top-notch team and dependable line of heavy-duty products. #STNReno19

2019 STN Expo Map ARI
ARI-HETRA New Website Animation

Our New Website Is Packed With Great Features!

ARI-HETRA New Website Animation

We recently launched our new and improved website that was built from the ground up! Cool and helpful new features were added to get everyone where they need to be as quickly as possible.

  • Our new drop down navigation bar features both product visuals and text labels to help guide you.
  • Our handy zip code lookup form helps you quickly find an ARI-HETRA team member in your area.
  • Our Parts & Service section allows you to easily fill out an appropriate form for help.
  • Every product on our website features an “Add to Price Request” button (e.g. WS-12660 Tire Changer). Add as many products as you want to the list, before digitally sending it off to us.
  • If you would like to keep up on ARI-HETRA happenings, check out our new blog or follows us on InstagramFacebook, and Linkedin.

Feel free to have some fun browsing through our dependable Mobile Column Lifts, Wheel Service products, and Exhaust Extraction systems while you are here.

2019 ARI Sales Meeting Group Photo

A Great 2019 Sales Meeting!

It was great getting our ARI-HETRA sales, production, and office teams together for a fun and informative 2019 Sales Meeting this week at our Lebanon, OH location. Veteran ARI team members shared their vast knowledge and new employees were welcomed with open arms. We are all proud of our reliable USA made products, very strong sense of teamwork, and Customers first attitude. Go With Green!