Bug-Tech was founded in 2009 by Volkswagen enthusiast Markus Hoffman, after a lengthy development process he had come up with a radical design for a direct replacement to the standard VW gear shifter that had a 60% throw reduction, a smooth but tight comfortable feel and a contemporary design that has stood the test of time. 

Over the past decade the Bug-Tech shifter has been constantly updated and improved to cater for all types of air-cooled Volkswagen. With the Race, Bus, Daily Driver or Shorty we can offer a shifter to suite your needs wether it be the drag strip or school run.

In 2019 with a goal to stream line build time, quality control and delivery times Bug-Tech assembly and shipping was moved to the UK still using all the tried and tested German engineered components. This has been a sound choice for the company and our customers. We are so confident in the product we have decided it is time to stand by our design and quality and give all Bug-Tech shifters a 20 year guarantee. 

Bug-Tech has now been trading for over ten years with over 1000 hand built and custom shifters sold world wide.