News Archive 2015

In the latest structural holding videos from Chief, host Richard Perry shows how to properly secure the new Ford F-150 to a frame rack for pulling or sectioning. 
Further enhancing its position as a leading single source supplier for collision repair equipment, Chief™ today added Globaljig® benches.
Chief, North America's leading collision repair equipment manufacturer, introduces a new line of products designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. The equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs.
Visit the new Chief   booth at the SEMA Show next month for collision repair equipment demos, special show pricing and new product reveals.
Chief Automotive Technologies has updated its Irvine, California, specification center to serve as a training location for hands-on Chief University courses.
A new four-video series from Chief Automotive Technologies demonstrates how to use a variety of components from the Structural Holding Package to properly secure a vehicle to a frame rack for sectioning or pulling.
Chief Automotive Technologies has added equipment leasing tools to its website to help customers update their shops with the tools needed to repair today's vehicles. features free repair guides, how-to videos and more to help collision repair professionals keep up with the latest industry advancements.
NACE | CARS 2015 attendees can take advantage of special offers on the Chief Automotive Technologies equipment necessary to properly repair collision-damaged vehicles. The event takes place July 21-25 at Cobo Center in Detroit
Ruben Castorena, Jeff Mathews and Len Gray have joined Chief University's instructional team, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge about collision repair estimating, practices and equipment.
Alu Autotech, Chief Automotive Technologies' new distributor for Ontario, operates out of a 3,600 square-foot facility in Brampton.
The new dust extractor from Chief Automotive Technologies is designed to help collision repair facilities contain harmful aluminum dust. It features all-stainless steel construction, so it will not corrode, and turns on automatically when the technician begins sanding an aluminum vehicle body panel.
Chief Automotive Technologies will sponsor the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) Championship for the 29 th consecutive year at the SkillsUSA ® National Leadership and Skills Conference. The conference takes place June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky.
The new "Collisionology" blog was created by Chief Automotive Technologies to help connect with collision industry professionals and provide them with knowledge about repairing today's vehicles.
Richard Perry, who previously served as global repair product manager for Chief Automotive Technologies, has been named the company's new OEM and strategic account sales manager.
The new Chief Automotive Technologies fume extractor has the compact design, vertical reach and ease of use that make it perfect for today's body shops.

The new Chief Automotive Technologies PNP90 self-piercing rivet gun features a pneumatic-hydraulic design that provides consistent performance from the first rivet through the last.

Rivet Gun

Chief Automotive Technologies will introduce an expansion of its collision repair equipment line at Automechanika Chicago in April. The new fusion products and shop equipment join Chief's full line of frame racks, computerized measuring systems, vehicle anchoring and specification data.
Chief University, the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, has updated its popular Design Based Repair course to cover the advanced metals and construction methods used in today's vehicles. The new Design Based Repair course is offered as part of Chief University's 2015 schedule, which includes more than 80 collision repair and estimating classes held across the country.
Dealers can see advanced welders, holding equipment and frame measuring systems designed for repairing modern vehicles in the Chief and Elektron booth at the NADA Expo, held Jan. 23-25 in San Francisco.

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