Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian company Creepex building specialized seats for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

by The Canadian Press   

Canadian Manufacturing
Manufacturing Procurement Aerospace

The 'creeper' allows the rocket firm's engineers to work under the belly of the company's Falcon 9 rocket

The medium-lift Falcon 9 has been mainly used to launch satellites into orbit

A Canadian company has been chosen by Elon Musk’s rocket firm to provide special creeper seats designed to help workers inspect its Falcon 9 rockets.

Creepex designed the so-called “under rocket mobility seats” after being contacted by a SpaceX engineer.

The seats allow engineers to work comfortably under the belly of the rockets.

They have a powered back rest that can recline to a flat position and places to hold tools.


Creepex was founded in 2011. The Quebec City company designs, manufactures and distributes creepers for garage mechanics.

SpaceX marked the 50th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket earlier this month.


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