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About PAX and Our Products

The PAX Story

It all began in a remote town in Germany within a small garage owned by his parents. Andreas Harms manufactured by hand his very first backpack under the name of "PAX".  In 1994 the first Wasserkuppe "The Koup" backpack launched a new generation of quality bags that quickly developed a loyal customer base.

X-CEN-TEK GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Thomas Busch and Andreas Harms in 2000.

Now, a new line of PAX gear is ready for entry into the USA. 

PAX has a new look - and it ́s all about being second to none

Our new designs and production methods allow us to put more emphasis on the things that matter most. We streamlined the cleaning and disinfection methods of our products. Also, these bags are lighter-by a lot. The new look and features will make you stand out, in a very cool way. You can also create a customized PAX - product for every mission.

Since the very beginning back in 1994 we have developed a wide range of gear including backpacks, bags, ampoule modules, oxygen modules, personal equipment, documentation, vacuum products and other unique tools that will become your favorites, no matter where you work in the world of medicine.

The following awards showcase the quality and the high standards our brand PAX stands for:

  • Winner Good Design Award Chicago Athenaeum
  • P5/11 Red Dot Design Award P5/11
  • German Brand Award 2016 health & medicine Marke PAX

Our shared experiences within the world of rescue service and our high quality standards are the foundation for the practical and functional design of all PAX-products.



 The PAX-quality is a well protected treasure. We always try to develope and buy the materials for our products according to the highest demands on the market. We have been working together with our partners in this sector for many years and together we have come up with a lot of great innovations.


Especially appropriate as outer material for professional use of emergency backpacks and bags.


It is called Light due to the fact that we use it everywhere where sleaziness is required.


PAX Treme is a fabric bonding out of different, highly complex polymeres and a very resistant coating. Together this results in a high-strength and indestructible material.


PAX-Guard Plus is waterproof coated on one side. It is a meta-aramid material and temperature resistant up to 600 °C . The weight is approximately 320 g/m².

PAX-Rip Tec

PAX-Rip Tec is our new and extremely abrasion resistant material, which we use for lightweight backpack solutions. Fabric: Polyamid with PU coating on both sides. Weight: 246 g/m².