Founded in 1990 by Jim Middlebrook, Vortech Engineering, Inc. engineers efficient, high technology air management solutions for automotive, marine, industrial, aeronautical, and other motorsports applications. Since our inception, Vortech has been on the cutting edge of centrifugal compressor design technology, owning several patents, and winning numerous design awards, SEMA “Best New Product” awards, and countless racing championships in all manner of sanctioning bodies all over the world.
Previously an Engineer for Paxton Superchargers, Jim Middlebrook designed a revolutionary new internally gear-driven compressor and went off on his own to start Vortech Engineering. Focusing on the popular Ford engines of the day, Vortech quickly made a name for themselves with turn-key supercharging systems for both the Ford 5.0L, 5.8L and 7.5L engines. Fast becoming the go-to modification for all serious performance enthusiasts, Vortech expanded into many other car and truck applications, as well as creating additional arms of the company such as Vortech Marine and Vortron Industrial to meet the growing needs of centrifugal compressor technology in those fields. Almost exactly 10 years after Vortech was founded, Middlebrook purchased his former employer Paxton Superchargers, further expanding the product line and reach of Vortech Engineering to the masses.
Today, Vortech remains at the forefront of centrifugal compressor design and automotive accessory technology, with wide range of supercharging systems for all manner of cars and trucks, as well as fuel system components, air bypass components, and a popular line of charge cooler upgrades for the Ford Ecoboost line of cars and trucks. From daily driven street cars to 3,000 horsepower drag racers; Industrial airplane wing de-icers to nearly 8,000 horsepower quad-engined top speed boats, Vortech has the compressors available to get the job done, with efficiency and reliability that is unmatched throughout the industry.