Volkswagen see’s huge potential in Nigerian automotive market

By Jordan Arseneault    Toronto, Ontario – July 5, 2018 — Volkswagen is ready to start manufacturing vehicles in Nigeria.    Pending President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval, Volkswagen will have the green light to start production in Nigeria. With a bill being recently passed by the National Assembly, Volkswagen is closer than ever to moving forward […]

Scanning the industry at CCIF 2018: electronic 3-D frame measuring information session

By James Kerr Toronto, Ontario — January 25, 2018 — CCIF encourages you to take measure of the collision repair industry. As the first workshop of CCIF Toronto 2018, technology experts from across the industry demonstrated the principals and importance of electronic 3-D frame measuring during the repair process. “First, why do we have to […]

Chief’s aluminium structural holding package approved by Ford

The Chief rigid pad mounts spread pressure out over a larger area of the passenger compartment, reducing the chance of causing additional damage during the repair.

By CRM Staff Madison, Indiana — December 12, 2017 — Chief Automotive’s new Ford Aluminum Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package has been approved for use by Ford when repairing collision damage to the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. An expansion of Chief’s current F-150 Holding Kit, the package includes more than 50 […]

Collision repair and the technology of tomorrow

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By Tom Davis Las Vegas, Nevada — October 12, 2017 — The automotive industry and the materials it uses are ever-evolving, but how can collision repair shops stay ahead of the curve and ready themselves for new innovations? Ken Boylan, Global Training Manager at Chief Automotive Technologies, will look at the latest cutting-edge technologies in […]

Chief introduces comprehensive joining technologies course

Chief University has launched its Joining Technologies class, covering welding, brazing, riveting, weld bonding and more.

Madison, Indiana — March 30, 2017 — Chief University has introduced what it calls an “all-encompassing” class focused on joining technologies. The one-day Chief University Joining Technologies class is designed to provide estimators and appraisers a thorough understanding of the current welding, riveting and adhesive bonding and removal technologies being used in today’s shops. “We […]

Chief launches lines for heavy-duty shops

Chief has introduced a new line for heavy-duty shops.

Madison, Indiana — May 23, 2016 — Chief has introduced Chief Heavy Duty, a product line Chief says is designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. According to a statement from the company, the equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and […]

Chief launches new Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun

The new Chief Heavy-Duty Rivet gun puts out almost twice the compression force as the company’s standard rivet gun.

Madison, Indiana — April 26, 2016 — Chief has introduced a new Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun that puts out almost twice the force of the company’s standard rivet gun. According to Chief, this enables collision repair technicians to use it to install rivets in even the strongest steels, including Usibor. The Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun is approved […]

Chief University announces updated curriculum

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Madison, Indiana — April 26, 2016 — Chief University has announced improvements and updates to its curriculum for 2016. Chief University is the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies.  Chief University will offer over 60 updated training classes for technicians, estimators and insurance appraisers across North America this year. For a complete schedule and to […]

New Vulcan ADU from Chief uses heat to separate panels

According to Chief Automotive, the Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit (ADU) is the first product specifically designed to break the bond of structural adhesives in automotive applications.

Madison, Indiana — April 12, 2016 — New materials require new joining methods, but those new methods may also find their way into steel construction as well. Structural adhesives are used extensively in vehicles designed with aluminum, but are also becoming increasingly popular with OEMs in the manufacture of traditional steel-based vehicles. Repairing collision damage […]

GM approves Chief equipment for CT6 repairs

GM has approved a family of Chief aluminum-specific tools and equipment to repair collision damage on the new Cadillac CT6.

Madison, Indiana — March 23, 2016 — GM has approved a family of Chief aluminum-specific tools and equipment to repair collision damage on the new Cadillac CT6. According to a statement from Chief, the company’s dust and fume extractors, aluminum dent repair station, MIG welder, collet set and structural holding package are the latest additions […]