RAVO’s history began in 1964 in Alkmaar when Koster & Van Batenburg, a trading company in sweepers, vacuum and garbage trucks, established ILPERA B.V. as an assembly company. Four years later Mr K.W.M. van Raaij became the director of ILPERA and in 1971 he invented the first compact street sweeper: the ILP 4000. In 1978, Mr Van Raaij took over ILPERA and renamed it RAVO. From that moment the ILP 4000 was called the RAVO 4000.