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Vehicle Service Group Buys Elektron

The Madison, IN-based Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has acquired the assets of Elektron Breme, a manufacturer of resistance welders, plasma cutters and battery service equipment based in Bremen, Germany. Elektron joins Chief Automotive Technologies in VSG’s portfolio of collision repair brands.

Chief is a manufacturer of frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, computerized measuring systems and vehicle frame specifications. Chief also is a provider of training on structural analysis, computerized measuring, collision theory and repair. Gary Kennon, president of VSG, said the Elektron acquisition allows VSG to offer collision repair shops a “total repair solution.”

“We can now supply equipment to diagnose and identify collision damage, repair the damage through pulling the frame, replacing parts or welding, and document that the vehicle was returned to the original manufacturer’s specifications,” Kennon explained. “Elektron is an important strategic component as we continue building our global collision business.”

Chief has had exclusive marketing and distribution rights for Elektron products in North, Central and South America since 2011.

VSG is comprised of nine vehicle lifting and collision repair brands. Aside from Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron, the group includes Rotary Lift, Forward Lift, Direct-Lift, Hanmecson, Revolution Lift, Blitz and Nogra.

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