The Progear Story
In 1972 Avon Gear and Engineering (avongear.com) bought B & B Manufacturing, a company that had been making timing gears and sprockets since 1918. The new company was called Avon Automotive Products.
In 1996 Avon Automotive entered the high performance timing market under the name PROGEAR.
Our belief was and is that we can make performance timing sets that offer more features and more value than any others. Since then, the number of U.S. manufacturers of timing components has shrunk drastically, with Avon Automotive/Progear as one of the remaining few.