J1 Automotive

J1 Automotive – Performance Engineering


Here at j1 automotive, we design and develop high performance and high quality air induction kits following strict ‘Advanced Product Quality Planning’ procedures (APQP) which helps to address all levels of product quality and performance during its’ development, therefore always ensuring superior products are assembled by hand within our Somerset facility.

We always endeavour to select our many components from highly competent UK based manufacturers and suppliers who continually meet our exacting standards, supporting local UK manufacturing.

We feel that our performance air intake kits, air filters and associated components, are some of the best on the market for quality and performance, which not only improve the aesthetics of your engine bay, but also help to enhance your overall driving experience.



‘j1 automotive’ was established in 2006 by Tony Cotton (CEng), an experienced automotive engineer who had been working within the industry since 1994. Tony has worked within numerous areas of vehicle development such as; exterior lighting, climate control, vehicle interiors and more recently in air induction systems. He has undertaken various roles in development, design, engineering and project management, and before setting up ‘j1 automotive’ was head of Programme Engineering within a major supplier of powertrain intake systems.

Throughout his recent career in air induction, Tony has successfully project managed and introduced several major high volume air intake systems for both Ford and Volvo, and lower volume systems for Aston Martin in the DB9 and Vantage vehicles.

With many of the larger air induction system suppliers seeking out major volume programmes, Tony feels that ‘j1 automotive’ is uniquely positioned to support the many other smaller companies who persue lower vehicle quantities.

With his extensive background in Project Management and Product Development, and through the use of highly qualified contractors, lower volume programmes will not mean a reduction in supplier commitment, enthusiasm, customer support or product quality. ‘j1 automotive’ are both proactive and reactive, and can produce quick, efficient, professional designs and products, meaning a more speedy route to the market.