Rotary Lift, the exclusive vehicle lift supplier to

Issue: Apr 2014

Tesla Chooses Shockwave™ Lifts to Service Its Fast, Battery-Powered Cars

by Jon Knox

Rotary Lift, the exclusive vehicle lift supplier to Tesla Motors, has installed Shockwave-equipped two-post vehicle lifts in all of the Tesla Service Centers in North America.


Like Tesla’s Roadster and Model S electric cars, Rotary Lift’s Shockwave-equipped lifts are battery-operated, clean, green and fast. Thanks in part to their patent-pending DC power units, Shockwave-equipped lifts are the world’s fastest lift: twice as fast as standard lifts. This speed helps Tesla technicians perform battery swaps on owners’ vehicles in just minutes.


“Rotary Lift’s Shockwave-equipped lifts are a natural choice for Tesla service centers,” says Mark Fitzpatrick, Rotary Lift OEM account manager. “Like Tesla’s groundbreaking vehicles, Shockwave-equipped lifts use innovative design and technology to deliver superior performance. Shockwave’s unmatched lift speed enables Tesla’s technicians to provide their customers with faster service. And our use of sustainable battery electric power provides the added benefit of lowering facilities’ lift installation and overall daily operating costs.”


In addition to Shockwave-equipped lifts, Rotary Lift supplies Tesla Service Centers around the globe with its standard two-post lifts and four-post alignment lifts through Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. Bosch administers the Tesla equipment program globally and provides facility planning and installation for all of the manufacturer’s global workshops.


Rotary Lift two-post lifts accelerated by Shockwave have been third-party tested by ETL and ALI certified to meet ANSI safety and performance standards. They are built in Madison, Ind.


About Rotary Lift


Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.


Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.


To learn more about the full line of Rotary Lift products, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, log on to or call (800) 640-5438. You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook,; Twitter,; and YouTube,



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