Founded in Torrington, CT, Borgeson Universal began manufacturing universal joints for lathes and milling machines in 1914. By the 1920’s, Ford was using Borgeson universal joints for the steering on some of their prototypes. Borgeson Universal continued to develop and refine u-joints for industrial, aerospace and OEM vehicle applications. When purchased in 1982 by the current owners, two avid Street Rodders, Borgeson soon began developing applications for Street Rods. Borgeson has continually improved and developed the original needle bearing universal joints into the most reliable, smoothest operating, strongest u-joints available today.
Seeking to expand, Borgeson ventured into manual steering gears with the acquisition of Mullins Steering Gears in 2001 and in July 2012 Borgeson acquired the original equipment, tooling, drawings and the OE manufacturing rights for all Saginaw manual steering gear boxes.
Today, Borgeson is the leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket steering components for the street rod, racing, specialty automotive, OEM and pickup truck markets.