With over 350 patented inventions, Hunter has served the automotive industry since 1946, building a reputation for innovation and leadership in new automotive technologies.
The relationship between Hunter and SCRS first formed in collaborating to raise awareness and understanding over the increasing complexities of post-alignment calibration processes on modern day vehicles. Hunter offers alignment equipment that works with most frame racks/benches in the market today, 2 post lifts or alignment racks along with solutions for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology calibration for some vehicles/systems.
“Addressing new technology in vehicles, especially vehicles with enhanced safety systems like ADAS, can be a challenge for the industry,” shared Kaleb Silver, senior product manager for Hunter Engineering Company. “Proper wheel alignment and its place in the repair process, especially in regards to ADAS, is an area where we see a lot of room to help the industry through the exchange of information. Hunter is working to raise awareness of the need for an industry standard for ADAS calibration, along with continued development in the area of ADAS calibrations, and it has led to working closely with the collision repair market.
“SCRS has been a wonderful resource for the industry that brings together repairers, suppliers and industry experts to help raise the level of professionalism [and] provide solutions and guidance that we believe repairers need today.”
“We’ve found Hunter to be a really valuable contributor in the conversation,” stated SCRS Chairman Kye Yeung. “Both as a source of subject matter experts who’ve been included at events such as our Repairer Roundtable in Pittsburgh in 2017, and our OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit as part of the Repairer Driven Education series held at the SEMA Show, but also as a reliable source of content and information for Repairer Driven News.”
“We’ve found from experience that SCRS is not a place where problems are complained about, but rather discussed thoroughly and where solutions are found and encouraged on a daily basis,” added Silver. “It’s been very rewarding for us to be a part of progressive work to advance the industry through the relationship, and we are happy to support those types of initiatives through the increased membership.”
Other companies wanting to support SCRS through membership can contact the SCRS office at firstname.lastname@example.org.