Chief releases new electronic live measuring system

Chief’s new Meridian computerized measurement system.

By CRM Staff Madison, Indiana — March 1, 2018 — Chief’s new live measuring system is comprised of two parts: the Meridian computerized system and the Galileo laser scanner. “The beauty of the new Meridian live mapping system lies in its accuracy and versatility. It can be used with a vehicle on a lift 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 […]

Alu Autotech hosts ‘hands-on’ open house

Some of the team from Alu Autotech at the recent open house. Check out more photos in the gallery below!

By Mike Davey Brampton, Ontario — June 1, 2016 — Research is great, but there’s just no substitute for actually getting your hands on repair equipment and trying it out. That was part of the reason behind a recent open house event hosted by Alu Autotech. The company is located in Brampton, Ontario and specializes […]

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 introduces Globaljig Koala

The Globajig Koala provides straightening in a compact package.

Madison, Indiana — May 18, 2016 — Globaljig has introduced the Koala bench. Globaljig is presented in North America by Chief, a division of Vehicle Services Group. The Koala’s main claim to fame is its small size. According to a statement from Chief, this compact size also comes with a compact price. However, Chief also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alu Autotech named ‘exciting newbie’ by Chief Automotive

The offices of Alu Autotech in Brantford. The company was recently named 'Exciting Newbie' at Chief's distributor awards.

By Jeff Sanford Madison, Indiana — November 24, 2015 — Indiana-based equipment manufacturer Chief Automotive just released its list of annual award-winning clients, and brand new Ontario-based distributor Alu Autotech garnered a mention as an exciting new rookie in the industry. Chief manufactures lifts, racks and pulling equipment for the collision repair industry. Company executives […]

GM approves new Chief holding system for repairing 2016 Cadillac CT6

Chief’s new Cadillac-approved CT6 holding system enables collision repair technicians to anchor the 2016 CT6 to a frame rack for sectioning.

Madison, Indiana — November 22, 2015 — GM has approved Chief’s new structural holding kit for anchoring the 2016 Cadillac CT6 to a frame rack for sectioning. The Chief CT6 holding system (P/N CK300003) is available through the GM Dealer Equipment program and includes more than 50 components from Chief’s Structural Holding Package, plus new […]