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Simpson Performance Products Acquires HANS Performance Products
September 27, 2012
HANS, formed in 1991 by five-time IMSA driving champion Jim Downing and Dr. Robert Hubbard, will be operated in Atlanta as a separate division of Simpson Performance Products.
Simpson Performance Products Acquires HANS Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products, Inc. today announced the acquisition of HANS Performance Products.

This expands Simpson racing safety products to include the prestigious HANS Device Head & Neck Restraint System.

“Our total restraint system capabilities now include a comprehensive range of car restraints for all types of racing, including seatbelts, in-car nets, parachutes and the top models of head and neck restraints in the world today,” said Chuck Davies, CEO of Simpson.  

Jim Downing, co-founder of HANS Performance Products added, "We are thrilled that HANS has joined the Simpson family. Together, we look forward to bringing new and innovative products to the market."

HANS Performance Products, formed in 1991 by five-time IMSA driving champion Downing and Dr. Robert Hubbard, will be operated in Atlanta as a separate division of Simpson Performance Products. Downing and Dr. Hubbard, inventor of the HANS Device, will continue to provide engineering experience and support to Simpson and its HANS division (www.hansdevice.com).

Since 1959, Simpson Performance Products has been the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the motorsports industry. Simpson is the first American company to manufacture an FIA 8860 helmet.

Details and information about Simpson Performance Products are available at www.teamsimpson.com or by calling 800/654-7223.