As one of the most influential and innovative designers and manufacturers of performance suspension, it’s hard to attend any racing circuit in Europe or the U.K. without seeing the black-and-yellow SPAX logo emblazoned on dozens of cars. What has made SPAX continuously popular for six decades? Their uncompromising commitment to performance and finding new and better ways to perfect automotive suspension technology.
Remember when on-car adjustable dampers first became a thing? SPAX holds the patent. What suspension was used on the car that set that world land speed record? SPAX of course. The company name is actually derived from a village in Somerset called Spaxton. They were founded in the U.K. and have maintained their commitment to being the premier British manufacturer of high performance and racing suspension.
From the company’s inception, SPAX has been developing and manufacturing performance suspension for cars with facilities in Jersey, West Midlands, London and in 1990 the home of Formula 1: Oxfordshire. In 1999, SPAX changed ownership, and their facilities in Oxfordshire underwent extensive renovations at great expense, making their factory into the world-class facility it is today. Just two years later in 2001, SPAX was one of a select few British manufacturers to be awarded the coveted German TUV seal for quality. Since that time they have continued to lead the way in high performance suspension and suspension manufacturing technology.
Having your own manufacturing facility with the latest cutting edge building tech means you can maintain meticulous quality control. No less than 16 quality control inspectors supervise each and every stage of production within SPAX facility.
Furthermore, every component they build is Dynamometer tested before being sent on to finishing, eliminating any potential for undiscovered defects. Once tested, each and every damper they build is powder coated and baked to ensure the finish is as close to perfect as humanly possible.
This precision process isn’t just for their high performance kits either: every damper and suspension kit that rolls off the assembly line receives the same treatment and attention to detail. That is what sets SPAX apart from the competition.
If the history and manufacturing process hasn’t convinced you, here’s a few more quick points as to what makes SPAX an excellent first choice for your own ride:
The company clearly has a somewhat fanatical commitment to performance and quality. They’re well-known for it in racing circles, too.
All parts are sources from Europe and assembly is exclusively in the U.K.. There’s no outside sourcing from Africa or Asia, and no sending jobs overseas that should remain in Britain.
All spring kits are made from the same Chrome Silicone used in Formula 1 suspension kits.
Don’t overthink this one: put SPAX in your car and experience the best Britain has to offer.
Performance Car Parts Ltd
Unit 1-3 Brakefield, Cornells Lane
Widdington, Essex, CB11 3SP
Registered in England No. 10129573