About Custom Cages
Today, Custom Cages employs 25 staff and produces more than 1200 roll cages a year. Yet the beginning 26 years ago was very different, when Roger Nevitt and Dave Shaw founded the business with a second-hand tube bending machine. After long careers in motor sport, they decided to switch from race preparation to developing and manufacturing competition equipment. Subsequent changes have seen Roger Nevitt take over sole running of the business, and management of its expansion and investment.
For many years the business focused on designing and fitting roll cages at a time when the safety regulations changed regularly in response to the demand for greater safety protection for competitors. In 1998 computer aided design was introduced to design roll cages and this has become essential for the testing and certification now required by the FIA and MSA.
Five years ago, Custom Cages responded to the demand for roll cage kits to enable motor sport teams to weld and fit the cage as part of the total bodyshell preparation.
Significant investment in the latest welding and bending technology has seen the company switch to CNC bending to achieve a significant improvement in accuracy and repeatability of the complex shapes needed for today's sophisticated roll cages.
In 2008 the company almost doubled in size when a separate facility was created solely for roll cage kit production. Investment in new bending and cutting machinery and extensive storage for steel tube means we can keep pace with demand and maintain Custom Cages' position as the UK's largest roll cage manufacturer.
Roll cages are made for all forms of motorsport, although rally cars are more likely to need repairs or whole new cages during their hazardous competition lives! In our workshop we can fit any of the current wide range of roll cages.
Custom Cages has always developed and produced roll cages for one-off projects, anything from a Ferrari Dino 206 to a DKW historic saloon, while series production has included the Peugeot 306 Challenge, Suzuki Swift rally championship, British GT series and for many of the professional teams building a number of cars.