Vortech Superchargers, Paxton Automotive Join AFR Group

Vortech Superchargers, Paxton Automotive Join AFR Group | THE SHOPVortech Superchargers and Paxton Automotive have joined the Air Flow Research, SCAT Cranks, RaceTec Pistons and Procar Seating portfolio of brands, the companies announced.

Vortech Superchargers produces a lineup of centrifugal compression air management solutions for automotive, marine, industrial, aeronautical and motorsports applications.

“Our organization is thrilled to have Vortech Superchargers join in. There are strong synergies between all our companies, and it can only make us better at what we do,” said AFR and SCAT CEO Shawn Sterling. “Jim Middlebrook has built the most respected brand in centrifugal supercharging and we are excited to take Vortech to the next level.”

“Vortech Superchargers is a perfect match with this organization, all brands [complement] one another,” said Jim Middlebrook, founder of Vortech Superchargers. “For the first time in the performance aftermarket, a customer can purchase a reliable, high horsepower, proven combination directly from the companies manufacturing the core components.”

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