About Cox

Our History


How it all began

Motor racing engineer David Cox formed Cox Powertrain with a vision to develop lightweight diesel engines using F1 technology.


Vision turned into reality

Charles Good starts as Chairman for Cox and initiates the path towards diesel outboards and achieves £5m investment through private financial funding.


First Fire

The first fire of Cox's concept engine and commencement of designs for the Alpha engine.


Alpha Engine

Alpha engines demonstrations begin and a more defined beta design was developed.


Significant Growth

Tim Routsis became CEO, driving the business on and taking on new premises at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport.


Distribution Network

Work to secure a global distributor network commences with an expected 50 distributors worldwide to support the CXO300.


Countdown to Launch

The CXO300 worldwide demonstration programmes begin along with landmark validation programmes from key marine influencers. The CXO300 global launch is planned for November 2018.


Read our employee testimonials below to find out what it is like to work at Cox. Like what you read? Your next opportunity is here.


‘There are really three reasons that attracted me to Cox Powertrain: the innovative product, the interesting application and the dynamic nature of the company.’


‘The biggest opportunity for me here at Cox has been the opportunity to continue learning – it’s great to work somewhere that still has me learning something new each week…’

Our People

Charles Good


Actively involved in the business since its inception. Charles has a track record of successfully backing fledgling businesses through to investment grade status. He is also Chairman of Capital for Business Limited and Upham Group PLC.

Tim Routsis


Ex CEO of Cosworth, he successfully took them from a cost centre to a profitable international firm. Experience in engine development in global automotive, aerospace and marine markets.

Mark Palethorpe


Mark is ex Deloitte, was FD of QinetiQ’s largest division and recently CFO of the Cosworth Group. First hand experience of taking significant businesses to financial markets.

Barry Elliott

Non Executive Director

Sits on the boards of various companies as a NED with specific focus on representing shareholder interests and aligning shareholder goals with operational objectives. Strong in areas of compliance, corporate governance and strategic direction.

Petra Argent

Company Secretary

Petra has over 15 years experience of company secretarial, administration and investor relations.

Built in Britain

Proud to be continuing Britain’s historic record at the forefront of engineering, Cox have been working tirelessly to achieve world-class standards of performance and quality.