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Our Heritage

Read about our history and our journey to become a market leader in explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment and diesel engines.

1969 » The Pyroban Project is implemented by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) after the accidental release and ignition of a flammable vapour by a diesel engine at its Wilton Plant
1972 » Power Research Ltd is formed by Phil Tyrer, Pyroban’s founder, to offer a sub-contract prototype design and development service to the engineering industry. Power Research carries out development work for the Pyroban project
1980 » Pyroban pioneers the first gas detection system for battery electric vehicles
1987 » Pyroban BV (Netherlands) is formed and production starts in continental Europe
1990 » Pyroban SARL (France) is formed as a sales, training and technical service centre
2000 » Pyroban conversions are built to comply with European Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX)
2000 » Pyroban launches Gascheka gas detection technology for non-classified areas
2001 » Pyroban launches system5000 gas detection technology for materials handling equipment
2004 » Pyroban launches 3GP gas detection for diesel engines
2006 » Pyroban (Suzhou) Safety Systems Co. Ltd is formed and production starts in China
2010 » Pyroban acquires Pyropress
2011 » Pyroban launches system6000 gas detection technology for materials handling equipment
2011 » Pyroban Group is acquired by Caterpillar Inc
2012 » Pyroban launches the Cat®HazPak range of explosion protected Cat diesel engines
2012 » Pyroban launches Gascheka duo gas detection technology for non-classified areas
2013 » Pyroban opens Unit 23 North, its new manufacturing facility in Shoreham
2015 » Pyroban forms a new sales, training and technical service centre for diesel engines in Singapore
2017 » As of 17th November 2017, Pyroban is under new ownership after Caterpillar Inc. divested its 100% interest in the Pyroban Group.