Britax was formed in 1939 out of a company called British Accessories.
In 1973, the company acquired Germany company Romer and also launched their first child car seat.
In 1986, Australian company Safe-N-Sound was acquired. In 1987, the company acquired Steelcraft.
In 1996, Britax USA is formed and their first car seat, the Freeway, is launched in the US. A year later, the Roundabout, their first convertible car seat is launched.
In 1997, the first booster seat is launched. The first ISOFIX seat is also launched. ISOFIX eventually becomes the LATCH system.
In 2000, Britax launches their first infant car seat.
Britax is currently the best selling child car seat manufacturer in Europe and one of the top manufacturers in the USA. In addition to carseats, the company also produces strollers, baby carriers and other accessories.