SPAX has been making suspension for the past 50 years, we are one of the best known manufacturers in the world. Named after a Somerset village called Spaxton. SPAX were the first company to produce on-car adjustable dampers and patented the idea.
Manufacturing has been in Jersey, West Midlands, London and in the 1990’s it was moved to Formula 1 country in Oxfordshire. By the 1970’s SPAX was the market leader in performance road car suspension in the UK.
By the mid 1980’s SPAX was the market leader in suspension for racing and rallying also. In the early 1990’s export orders started to grow worldwide.
SPAX are heavily involved with racing at all levels and supplied the land speed record car, Thrust 2. So successful was this project that Thrust SSC chose SPAX to break the land speed record at 771 M.P.H. (1.231 Km/H).
In late 1999 SPAX was sold to new owners. A new factory with modern systems was introduced at a cost of close to £1 million and the production facility was transformed into a world class manufacturing unit.
In 2001, SPAX became one of only a handful of British manufacturers to be granted the German TUV seal of approval for quality – A tribute to all the hard work put in the factory.
SPAX has recently been appointed the official and sole supplier to Cooper for the Mini Cooper Challenge race series.