If you’re a longtime Blue Oval fan, then you’ll probably know just how deep Vortech Superchargers‘ history is with forced induction and Mustangs truly runs. The company, ironically enough, started producing supercharger kits for the Fox 5.0-liter Mustang nearly three decades ago, and it continues to produce supercharger packages for virtually every Mustang available since then. When it comes to Paxton superchargers, you might be surprised to find out that these superchargers harken back to Carroll Shelby’s days of modifying classic Mustangs.
Vortech and Paxton utilize a suite of design and analytical software tools to create advanced centrifugal compressor stages. — Jimmy Martz, Vortech
In fact, Jimmy said that the first Vortech system ever produced was for the 5.0-liter, utilizing its V-1 A-Trim of superchargers. Truly ahead of its time, Jimmy explained that compressor is still running to this day, and has now clocked more than 350,000 miles of testing.
“The Fox Mustang systems are actually still some of our most popular (and highest selling) systems as of today – even more than 26 years later,” he enthused.
It is rare for a supplier to open its doors and invite you into its facility for an inside look at how things are done – revealing there are no magic tricks, smoke or hidden mirrors – just a simple recipe for good old go-fast parts, homegrown in the U.S.A.
From concept to shipping, Vortech handles the entire process of creating superchargers and supercharger kits in-house at its Oxnard, California, headquarters – thanks to an elite collective of engineering wizards and car enthusiasts that are hand-picked for the job.
We don’t have to outsource anything during the entire process. — Jimmy Martz, Vortech
Vortech incorporates a full machine shop in house with an array of A77 Makino machines, and even has a multi-pallet system with live tooling and a loading robot. From the amount of casting, machining and resources embedded into its facility, the capability of running the shop at a 24/7 level when they need to, is not an uncommon sight.
“We also have a full fabrication shop at our facility and a series of precision assembly stations, as well as a team of service technicians, and of course our office staff for any type of support needed,” Jimmy added. “Vortech also has two other brands that operate out of the corporate headquarters, which are Vortron Industrial and Vortech Marine.”
He explained that Vortron specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-performance, high-efficiency centrifugal supercharger systems for industrial applications, such as air-knife systems, bulk conveyance, and other manufacturing applications. While Vortech Marine, engineers and manufactures new and improved impellers and superchargers for Seadoo and Yamaha applications. We think its safe to assume that Jimmy and his crew never stop working.