Chief's Response to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK


In these unprecedented times, we continue to provide our valued customers updates on Chief’s efforts to help keep your operations running smoothly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We are staying abreast with the latest reports from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and abiding by our local government protocols. We have prioritized the health of our employees by implementing:

  • Daily temperature checks and symptom questionnaires
  • Continual deep cleaning of our facilties
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for our in-house employees
  • Social distancing in our facilities
  • Work from home schedules for positions that allow it
  • A Safe Work Playbook in order to keep our employees safe and secure our operations in the event of an outbreak.
  • We are also in constant contact with our component suppliers and logistic providers in order to keep our customers up to date with any potential disruptions in their supply chain. You can find the latest information below.




    COVID-19 Operational Updates


    May 26, 2020


    Chief Mexico Reopens after mandatory shutdown

    Chief Mexico received approval from the Social Security Institute to reopen our Chihuahua, MX facility on May 26th.

    ➩ Download Official Announcement here.


    May 20, 2020


    Request for Updated Forecasts as Industry Opens Up

    As the industry begins to ramp up, Chief is requesting udpated orders and forecasts as soon as possible, to best serve customers.

    ➩ Download Official Announcement here.


    April 29, 2020


    Udpate Regarding Chief's Chihuahua, Mexico Operations

    Chief Mexico releases new purchase order and forecast protocol, to better serve our customers and protect our employees effective immediately.

    ➩ Download Official Announcement here.


    April 3, 2020


    Mexico's Secretary of Health Stops All Business Activities Not Deemed "Essential" Through 4/30/20

    Effective immediately, Mexico's Secretary of Health ordered all nonessential businesses to cease operation. Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers were deemed nonessential, therefore, we have suspended operations in our Chihuahua, Mexico facility until further notice. This does not affect our Elmhurst, IL location.

    ➩ Download Official Announcement here.


    March 25, 2020


    Bosch Declares Force Majeure, Affecting Waiblingen, Germany Plant Through 4/18/20

    On March 25, 2020 Bosch notified us that they are significantly reducing production from March 25th through April 4th, with their Waiblingen, Germany plant closing from April 5 through April 18. We anticipate these reductions by Bosch and reductions or stoppages of other companies within our supply chain may lead to delays in our own ability to perform. While we continue to distribute parts as scheduled given current inventory levels and expected shipments, Chief Enterprises is taking the pre-emptive step to declare a Force Majeure.

    ➩ Download Official Chief Announcement here.
    ➩ Download Official Bosch Announcement here.

    Chief Supplier Status


    As of

    SupplierCurrent Status
    Amphenol Sine SystemsFully Operational
    Clarton HornFully Operational
    HongFa America, Inc.Fully Operational
    Industrial Electric Wire & CableFully Operational
    Ladd DistributionFully Operational
    LittelfuseFully Operational
    LJRFully Operational
    Mechanical ProductsFully Operational
    MRS Electronic, Inc.Fully Operational
    OptifuseFully Operational
    Robert Bosch GmbHFully Operational
    Robert Bosch RBTYFully Operational
    Robert Bosch, LLC FHFully Operational
    Robert Bosch, LLC. BVFully Operational
    Seger A.SFully Operational
    Standard Motor ProductsFully Operational
    TE Connectivity CorporationFully Operational
    TTI, Inc.Fully Operational
    VTE, Inc.Fully Operational
    Logistical PartnerCurrent Status
    C.H. Robinson InternationalFully Operational
    FedexFully Operational
    Edward J Zarach & Associates, Inc.Fully Operational




    Safe Work Practice Resources


    See how Chief and our some of our partners are reacting to COVID-19 and implementing safe work procedures to protect our employees and customers:

    ➩ Request Chief's Safe Work Playbook


    ➩ LEAR Corporation Safe Work Playbook