Your Equipment and Service Partner

About Us

SafetyLane Automotive Equipment services the Greater Illinois area as well as surrounding cities.

We maintain an extensive inventory of 2-post lifts, air compressors, mobile column lifts, and replacement parts for various brands, including Challenger Lifts, EMAX, Stertil-Koni, and others.

We have other locations in nearby states also under the SLE Technologies, Inc. umbrella. Indiana Automotive Equipment in Maxwell, Indiana (Indianapolis metro) that services our central Indiana and Ohio customers. Care-Tech Automotive Equipment in Brooks, Kentucky (Louisville metro) that services our southern Indiana and Kentucky customers.

With shared resources and shared geographies, we are executing on our plan to grow and expand into new markets in Ohio and other (future) states.

Thirty-plus years of experience and expertise

You work hard everyday to take great care of your customers while remaining profitable. A day of down time for a lift or other equipment can lead to delays, lost productivity, and lost revenue in other areas of your company.

You need a partner who is there to help you be profitable as you help your customers. SafetyLane Automotive Equipment is here to serve you, with prompt response and a wide variety of parts and equipment in-stock.  We strive to be your one-stop shop – we can manage everything you need when it comes to your equipment needs, whether is new equipment or repair.

When you work with SafetyLane Automotive Equipment, we can take care of everything from consultation to complete installation to servicing existing equipment. Because we keep the work in-house, with no need for sub-contracting, we can ensure your satisfaction.

We are your equipment and service partner.  


Whether you are managing a fleet or servicing heavy duty vehicles for others, SafetyLane Automotive Equipment is a partner you can trust.  Our dedicated Heavy Duty Division understands the need of heavy duty customers.


From new dealerships to inspections, our Commercial Division can help you minimize down time and maximize profits – all with in-house technicians and our large in-stock inventory.


Our Construction Division is experienced in all phases of equipment-related construction.  We dig our own pits, pour and form our own concrete, run our own piping, and install our own equipment – all with in-house employees

SLE Technologies, Inc. Company History

If you are going to pick an equipment and service partner, you should know who you are dealing with!

The Expansion

November 2022 - Bought SafetyLane Automotive Equipment

SLE completed it’s strategic purchase of SafetyLane Automotive Equipment in the Illinois market.  We intend to leverage SafetyLane’s well-earned reputation for service into a larger presence in the Chicago market and the rest of Illinois.

August 2022 - Registered Peak Garage Equipment

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June 2022 - Bought Care-Tech Automotive Equipment

IAE completed it’s strategic purchase of Care-Tech Automotive Equipment in Brooks, KY (Louisville market).  We intend to leverage Care-Tech’s well-earned reputation for service into a larger presence in the Louisville market and the rest of Kentucky.

May 2022 - Awarded all of Ohio

Stertil-Koni again showed their faith in us by awarding us with the entire state of Ohio.

February 2022

For its performance in 2021, IAE was presented with two coveted awards at the Stertil-Koni annual distributor meeting.

  • The prestigious Aspire Program Award, which salutes Stertil-Koni distributors that have achieved marked, incremental sales gains on a year-over-year basis.
  • Stertil-Koni’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Award, recognizing it as the top-performing new distributor in the Stertil-Koni exclusive distributor network – a region that spans the U.S. and Canada.

Late 2021 - Awarded Eastern OH

Stertil-Koni rewarded our hard work and diligence by awarding us with the Western Ohio territory (I75 corridor from Toledo to Cincinnati).

May 2021

IAE makes substantial investments in CRM, accounting, inventory management, field services, customer portal, and team communication software, increasing access to customer, job, and employee data.  The customer portal allows for customer to access their estimates, work orders and invoices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Explosive growth and expansion

This period has been characterized by explosive growth – doubling the headcount, substantially growing revenue – and increases in physical footprint and protected territories.
The Growth Stage

Geographic growth and bigger customers

The Tatom years were characterized by significant growth of the business (revenue and personnel) as IAE started servicing larger dealership groups in a Midwest regional footprint.  Shane and Amber remodeled the building and increased the size of the shop.

2019 - IAE picks up Stertil-Koni

IAE is awarded it’s first Stertil-Koni exclusive territories – Indiana and Kentucky.  As the premier brand in heavy duty lifting equipment, Stertil-Koni jump starts the HD division.
The Beginning

Operated primarily as a “mom-and-pop” business in fairly small region around Indianapolis