Professional Components Ltd. was founded by current company president David Smith in 1981. David started his career building NASCAR race cars and his cars won many NASCAR championships and dominated the short tracks on the west coast of Canada and the United States since 1965.
In 1981 the company started manufacturing other products to help pay the bills. These were initially unglamorous products such as fire grates and garbage cans. It wasn’t long before the product mix changed to ambulances and buses and then on to marine products. In 1984 we became a prime supplier of aluminum hulls and accessories to Zodiac Hurricane. The company currently has four product streams – Shockwave Shock Mitigation Seating, Scoremaster Soccer Goals, Professional Components Powder Coating and Professional Components Ltd Special Projects.
In 2001 Professional Components Ltd. constructed a prototype 24 ft. aluminum, foam collared RHIB. David wanted to do an epic voyage from his home in Victoria BC Canada to Alaska. The boat rode rough and David realized that there was a need for a shock mitigation suspension system to prevent injury and fatigue from long hours at the helm. Not finding anything to his liking David went back to his racing roots and built his own shock mitigating seat.
The trip to Alaska was a game changing and record setting voyage. David unknowingly outran border authorities on both sides of the Canada/US Border and was detained at customs. The authorities wanted to know what David was up to and how this boat was able to travel so fast in the rough conditions.
The trip was climaxed by a record setting 450 mile/10 hour run from Prince Rupert to Nootka Sound. The entire west coast of Canada in a day! It was a trip that changed the face of Professional Components Ltd. Shockwave shock mitigation seating was an instant success and with David’s extensive chassis knowledge Shockwave has been pushing the boundaries of shock mitigation ever since. Patent multi axis ICE technology which is not available from any manufacturer is an example of Shockwave’s leading technology.
The Scoremaster soccer goal line in 1985 as result of requests from various local groups for a strong, safe and lightweight goal. Alarmed at the increasing injuries and deaths from poorly designed soccer goals we applied our experience in the commercial and military product sectors to rethink soccer goal design. Scoremaster soccer goals became an instant success with schools, parks and teams.
Scoremaster branched out into professional Football Goals, Rugby Goals, Field Hockey Goals and Lacrosse Goals again at customer request.
Our innovative design and reputation of quality has made us the aluminum sports goals of choice for the uncompromising customer in North America. Not a cheap bolt together goal. Scoremaster goals feature aerospace quality TIG welding. Almost all Scoremaster built in 1985 are still going strong.
Professional Components Ltd. has been operating from its current location in Sidney BC since 1974. We manufacture Shockwave shock mitigation seating that is used by top military, enforcement and professionals worldwide and Scoremaster aluminum soccer goals, rugby goals and football goals. Both of these products must withstand extreme exposure to the elements and rough usage. We opened our powder coating division in 2008 because we needed a reliable and high quality powder coating source for our products.
We became the first choice of the marine and scientific communities in Victoria and for manufacturers of metal products that need to look good and last.
Professional Components Ltd. rich history of diverse, high performance equipment it is no surprise that Professional Components Ltd. builds equipment for the extreme environment. From Submarines that cut submerged forests to a network of weather buoys that predict global weather Professional Components Ltd. reliability and quality make the company the number one choice of the discriminating customer.