BoxJoint is a system invented by Henrik KIHLMAN of ProdTex AB Sweden. The first drafts of the concept were made with Saab, Linkoping, Sweden, in about the year 2000. After sucess with SAAB on the Neruon UAV project, Prodtex continued to develop the system with Linkoping University, Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Leica Geosystems.
Peter HELGOSSON with Prodtex Limited in the UK has spearheaded BoxJoint development in the UK. Airbus Operations Ltd. In Filton, UK built their first BoxJoint fixture in the beginning of 2009 in a project called ReFlex (Reconfigurable & Flexible Tooling). The fixture was first designed to be an assembly fixture for a section of a carbon fiber Wing Box.
Harcourt has partnered with Prodtex to continue the development of BoxJoint as a commercially available tooling solution.