Simpson Today

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson firesuits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC.

Visit any one of our three Simpson World retail stores, showcasing the full line of Simpson products, also located in these same facilities.


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  • January, Simpson Hybrid Head & Neck Restraints Receives FIA Approval

  • Janary, Simpson Announces Simpson, Europe and Ramps Up Presence in the Europan Market for Motorsports Safety

  • January, Simpson Names Jan Phersson as Manager of Simpson Europe

  • January, Simpson X-Bandit Pro Helmet Receives FIA Approval and the Distinction of Being the First U.S. Manufacturerd FIA 8860 Approved “Super Helmet”


  • September, NASCAR Approves the Simpson Hybrid Pro Head & Neck Restraint for Use in NASCAR Competition


  • January, Simpson Is Selected As Safety Equipment Supplier to John Force Racing

  • January, Simpson Sign With Molucule Labs™, a Premier Line of Performance Fabric Care Products, As The Exclusive Worldwide Supplier

  • January, Simpson Partners With John Force Racing in a Multi-Year Safety Initiative

  • January, Simpson Enters a Contingency Program with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) for the 2010 Racing Season

  • April, Simpson Sponsors the Richard Petty Driver Search

  • September, Simpson Introduces the Vixen line of Racing Suits Designed Exclusively for the Female Physique

  • December, Simpson Acquires Safety Solutions, Manufacturer of Head & Neck Restraints


  • Simpson Signs On As Contingency Sponsor with the Amercian Drag Racing League (ADRL) 2010 Racing Season


  • Simpson introduces re-designed multi-functional e-commerce website,

  • Simpson introduces Devil Ray super-light Carbon Fiber Helmet.

  • Simpson Introduces Mercury Drag Helmet.

  • Simpson Introduces Diamond S-Lite Nomex Drag Suit with 15% lighter weight.

  • Simpson introduces line of multi-functional off road seats with easy harness removal system.

  • Simpson partners with Racing Electronics to offer communication equipped factory installed helmets.

  • Simpson partners with SCCA for Member Benefits Program.

  • Simpson re-signs 3-year contingency program with NASCAR through 2011.

  • Simpson re-signs contingency program with NHRA


  • Simpson introduces the StingRay helmet.

  • Simpson introduces 7 point belts for Top Fuel and Funny Car racing.

  • Enters into agreement with RH2 to sell Simpson product trackside at IHRA events.

  • Simpson enters Sand Off road market with patented D3 Restraint.


  • Simpson introduces Raider Helmet.

  • Simpson consolidates all California manufacturing into new Harbor City facility.

  • Simpson sells 1,000th full size collectible helmet.

  • Simpson introduces Talladega Crew Shirt.


  • Simpson introduces Diamondback Helmet.


  • Simpson introduces Valor Helmet with V-Aero Technology.

  • Simpson offers CarbonX option on Firesuits.


  • Platinum Series Belts introduced.


  • Simpson Child Car Safety Seat introduced.


  • Generation 11 Driving Suits introduced. Nomex K introduced in Simpson drag suits.


  • Simpson opens 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas. Simpson World opens in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Suit and Restraint Factory nearly doubled in capacity.


  • Simpson Race Products named Car Craft Manufacturer of the Year.

  • Opens Simpson World Racing Store and Museum in Mooresville, North Carolina.


  • Simpson Race Products opens 10,000 sq. ft. factory for shoe production in Speedway, Indiana.


  • Simpson Race Products named Car Craft Manufacturer of the Year.


  • RX-1 Helmet introduced – 23 of 33 qualifiers at the Indy 500 wear this helmet.


  • Simpson products are being sold worldwide. Company moves to larger facility in Torrance, California.


  • Heat Shield Firesuit introduced – driver has more protection and comfort.


  • Pre-Air Breather Hood introduced – protects drivers from fire and noxious fumes emitted by nitro burning engine.


  • Simpson Firesuit introduced – major advance in safety history.


  • Simpson introduces the first drag racing parachute.