SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Nikita Ivanov, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Sean Houghton

News Feed Item

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Get a Lift in Service Profits from Rotary Lift Shockwave™-Equipped SmartLift® Inground Lifts

MADISON, Ind., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you're in charge of fixed operations for one of the 10 largest dealership groups in the United States, you get pitched a lot of new products. For Dan Johnson, fixed operations director at Larry H. Miller Dealerships of Sandy, Utah, seeing is believing.

(Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140422/77198 )

"We were in the process of a number of construction projects when I had the opportunity at SEMA to watch a demonstration of a Rotary Lift Shockwave-equipped lift vs. a standard lift," Johnson recalls. "It was immediately clear how much faster Shockwave is. My thought was, with our group of 55 dealerships employing well over 900 technicians, if I take the couple minutes per job we'd save with Shockwave and multiply that by 900 technicians and then multiply that by our current effective labor rate: It equals a lot of money. At that point, I was sold."

Johnson proceeded to work with his long-time Rotary Lift distributor, McGee Company, to order 115 Shockwave-equipped lifts for installation in several new Larry H. Miller dealership locations, including Nissan, Lexus, Dodge/Ram and Hyundai stores in Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

Billed as the "world's fastest lift," Rotary Lift Shockwave-equipped two-post surface and SmartLift® inground lifts are twice as fast as standard vehicle lifts, enabling technicians using them to be more productive.

In a recent analysis, Johnson found that technicians using Shockwave-equipped SmartLift inground lifts at the newly built Larry H. Miller Lexus Murray in Murray, Utah, are able complete at least one additional job per day, resulting in $59,904 in additional revenue per bay annually. With 29 Shockwave-equipped bays, Larry H. Miller Lexus Murray is on track to generate more than $1.7 million in incremental revenue every year thanks to Shockwave technology.

The returns don't stop there. Shockwave-equipped lifts are battery operated with built-in chargers, eliminating the need for expensive 220V wiring. Johnson estimates that this DC power system saves Larry H. Miller Dealerships around $500 per lift on electrical installation. Ongoing energy bills are also lower since the lifts use less electricity.

For new construction, Johnson has also shifted from the Rotary Lift two-post surface lifts that Larry H. Miller Dealerships have relied on for more than 30 years to Rotary Lift SmartLift inground lifts. Because inground lifts can be installed in 11-foot-bays while two-post lifts require bays that are at least 12 feet wide, the group is able to add one inground bay for every 11 surface bays. That means the average Larry H. Miller service department can grow from 33 production bays to 36 bays without increasing overall square footage. Those extra three bays generate an average of $415,308 in additional gross profit per shop annually.

Automotive News recently named Larry H. Miller Dealerships the tenth largest dealership group in the United States based on 2013 retail unit sales. The business currently includes 52 locations in seven western states, with plans for further expansion. As the group continues to grow, Rotary Lift's Shockwave technology will be there to drive productivity.

"Going forward, all of the car bays we build will include Shockwave-equipped lifts," Johnson says. "We have confidence in the product and in the Rotary name. Rotary is a name you can trust."

To hear more from Johnson and others at Larry H. Miller Dealerships about their experience with Rotary Lift Shockwave-equipped lifts, watch the video interviews at http://www.rotarylift.com/Media/Videos/. You can calculate your own Shockwave ROI at www.rotarylift.com/Shockwave.aspx.

Learn more from your local Rotary Lift distributor or call (800) 640-5438. Rotary Lift is also active on Facebook, www.facebook.com/RotaryLift; Twitter, twitter.com/RotaryLift; and YouTube, www.youtube.com/RotaryLiftMedia.

For more information about Larry H. Miller Dealerships, visit www.lhmauto.com.  

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. 

SOURCE Rotary Lift

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to th...
SYS-CON Media announced that Centrify, a provider of unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT, has launched an ad campaign on Cloud Computing Journal. The ads focus on security: how an organization can successfully control privilege for all of the organization’s identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business, and how Centrify provides ...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
This builds on Puppet Labs' first class Windows support, including native .MSI packages for x32 and x64 operating systems, modules to extend common Windows server management tools, including Powershell, and integrations with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. By automating common Windows administration tasks, Puppet Labs is enabling users to adopt DevOps practices, thereby reducing the time needed to deploy applications from weeks to hours.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.