Maxi-Cosi’s history and experience
It’s 1984. Babies are being
transported in cars in unrestrained carrycots. Toddlers are ferried about in
chairs hung over a car’s back seat. This is when Maxi-Cosi
launches Europe’s first child car seat, Maxi-Cosi Standaard.
30 years later, our mission remains the same: continuously
innovate our car seat technology so that your children
travel as safely as possible.
Cars are designed for adults,
not children. So we constantly innovate, test and improve our designs in
partnership with other organisations concerned about child car safety such as
the United Test and Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC), Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and the European Commission.
Understanding what modern
parents and children need is at the heart of our manifesto <new link to be added> We’re continually listening to and interacting
with you, our customers.
We know you want easy-to-use
car seats that save you time, keep your child safe and look
great. This knowledge, combined with our many years of experience developing child car safety technology, means we
innovate to solve the problems no-one else does.
We set new standards in car seats
Maxi-Cosi has been driving car seat standards since 1984.
Our many patents are proof of
our technological innovation since we launched our
first baby base unit all those years ago.
What this means is that you can
focus your attention on your children while we work hard to keep them safe with
the help of our research and development <new
You may not even be aware of our
safety innovations such as the Pebble belt hooks and Side impact protection
system <new links>
technologies work together in every one of
our car seats to provide the best protection and comfort for your child.
We were the first to:
Win a 5-star ADAC rating for a car safety seat with our CabrioFix
Launch built-in sun canopies
Develop easy-out harness systems
Create the ISOFIX Click-and-go
ISOFIX Click-and-go concept remains an easy way to
transport your children aged 0 to 4 years old in different car seats. See
our ISOFIX car seats <new
link to be added>
How we innovate
listen and respond when you tell us your needs. Then we create solutions to
make sure car seats aren’t misused, as this is the most common reason travel
can become unsafe.
instance, the concepts for our FamilyFix and 2wayFix unit bases are based on
input from our feedback panel.
Your children’s comfort is also
very important to us. So, the head support adjustment in our Pebble is very
simple, allowing the seat to be modified to your baby’s needs. See our
rearward-facing car seats <new link to be added>
We never stop innovating. Our
experts have once again proved themselves by developing the first baby car seat to meet strict new EU regulations, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus,
launching in December 2014.
How we test our products
When you buy one of our child
car seats you’re investing in years of research,
development and testing. We have our own laboratories
where we check, examine and test new materials.
Our crash test facilities are
actually so advanced that they’re often used by EU regulators. Our experts
carry out more than 2,000 crash tests every year to test existing products and
develop new technology.
Our more demanding crash
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similar to those carried out by the independent and internationally respected
car safety expert, Euro NCAP.
That’s why Maxi-Cosi is renowned for using
cutting-edge innovation for safe, reliable car seats.
Find out more about the story of Maxi-Cosi < new link to be added >