Did you know that Speedfit Technology plays an important part in automotive design? Our journey in this sector began in the 1980s when Ford asked us to design a new connector for their fuel lines. Using our unique Speedfit Technology, the first plastic push-fit for automotive was born.
Traditionally metal connectors were used but compared to push-fit they took longer to install and the weight impacted vehicle performance. The introduction of JG plastic push-fit really shook things up as it made vehicles much lighter, cutting fuel consumption and improving acceleration rates resulted in a huge demand for our solution across the industry.
Fuelled by Speedfit Technology
It was not long before our success in automotive went full throttle with John Guest developing the solution to make the fittings integral components for automotive design. The fact that the push-fit system is much quicker and easier to install was an added bonus for manufacturers, who could mount and dismount without the use of tools.
Today, Speedfit Technology is present in a range of prestigious cars from Ferrari to Jaguar, to BMW and Ford. So, the next time you rev your engine or enjoy cruise control remember Speedfit Technology is under the bonnet powering fuel and brake lines, power steering and air suspension.