April 25, 2024

Zabel Announces New Platform Investment of SVI International

Charlotte, NC (April 25, 2024) – The Zabel Companies (“Zabel”) is pleased to announce its recent investment in SVI International (“SVI” or the “Company”).  Based in DeKalb, IL, SVI is the leading supplier of aftermarket repair parts and accessories for automotive lifts, wheel service and automotive shop equipment, and other specialty applications.

SVI’s parts and accessories ensure safety and minimize downtime for auto shops, collision centers, dealerships, and other end markets.  SVI provides its customers with a one-stop solution for both common and hard-to-find replacement parts, offering a comprehensive selection of quality parts, fast turnaround times, and best-in-class customer support.  In addition to parts and accessories for automotive shop equipment, SVI also provides oil seals for a variety of applications, boat lift repair parts, EV charging station accessories, and parts and components for other end markets.

“For over 30 years, SVI has been serving its loyal customer base with quality parts and accessories,” said Doug Climenhaga, President of SVI International. “Zabel’s approach resonated with us from the very beginning as we sought to identify the right partner for SVI’s next chapter of growth and prosperity.  They understand family businesses, have a strong track record of accelerating growth in industrial aftermarket parts companies, and represented the best overall fit for our company and employees.”

“We are delighted to welcome SVI into our family of portfolio companies.  Their exceptional team, unwavering commitment to customer service, and strong culture have set a high standard in the industry,” said Brian Kohn, Partner at The Zabel Companies. “We are eager to support SVI’s continued success and partner with them to expand the product portfolio, further enhance their growth objectives, and find new and improved ways to serve SVI’s customer base.”


About SVI International

SVI provides aftermarket parts and components for automotive lifts, automotive shop equipment, and other product categories.  With over 40,000 parts, SVI offers a diverse product line to serve as a one-stop-shop for automotive lifts and garage equipment, RELS brake lathes, fluid delivery products, and petroleum equipment parts, among other products.  SVI provides same-day shipping on in-stock parts from its warehouses in DeKalb, IL and Los Angeles, CA.  Examples of the Company’s common product offerings include cables, pulleys, rubber pads, and hydraulic power units.  The Company’s website can be found at www.sviinternational.com.


About The Zabel Companies

Based in Charlotte, NC, The Zabel Companies is an investment firm dedicated to partnering with management teams to build privately held companies over the long term. Zabel brings a patient and flexible approach to investing in and growing high quality businesses. Whether through a buyout, recapitalization, or injection of growth capital, Zabel’s strategy is to work closely with management teams to grow businesses and build value for all parties involved. For more information, visit www.zabelcompanies.com or contact one of the Zabel professionals below.


Brian Kohn Tanner Williams
brian@zabelcompanies.com tanner@zabelcompanies.com
(980) 202-6665 (980) 245-2100