Pelican Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Date: 03/11/2016
Pelican Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Pelican Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases and advanced portable lighting tools is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. Peli Products, based in Barcelona, is the EMEA Headquarters of Pelican Products, Inc.

Sensitive equipment requires protection, and since 1976 the answer has been Peli¢ Protector¢ cases. Their cases are designed rugged and overcome the harshest environments on earth. Against the extreme cold of the arctic or the heat of battle, Peli cases have survived. In addition, Pelis lighting tools are used by professionals including firefighters, police, military, aerospace, industrial, as well as consumers for general and outdoor use. Built Peli tough, they offer the brightness, safety and functionality needed in the field or simply at home.

Pelican has been on an amazing journey from its beginnings in a garage in 1976 to becoming the global power in the design and manufacture of the toughest products in their categories, said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelicans President and CEO. Our continued success is a testament to the people who have contributed their ideas, vision, enthusiasm and hard work over the years.

The company offers its evolving and wide-ranging product lines across three distinctive divisions, allowing for focused attention to the individual needs of its diverse customer base. These are:

Commercial / Government continues to deliver reliable protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting tools to military, fire, law enforcement, aerospace and industrial  professionals worldwide. Their products have been tested and survived on the battlefield, dropped from helicopters and consistently performed in harsh environments.

Peli's Consumer Division offers a full line of protective cases for mobile phones and tablets, coolers, luggage and advanced lighting systems.  Whether youre an avid outdoorsman, adventurer, techy, or photographer, youll be ready for any of lifes adventures with Peli products.

Peli BioThermal provides the widest range of temperature-controlled, thermally-protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The companys products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments.

The timeline below provides a quick glance at pivotal developments in the companys history, including new product launches, strategic acquisitions and international expansion:

         1976 Pelican is founded by Dave Parker in a Torrance, California garage

         1978 The first Pelican Protector¢ case is created

         1981 The first Pelican SabreLite¢ is introduced

         1997 Peli brand is born for the European market, and EMEA Headquarters set up in Barcelona

         2004 Pelican is purchased by private equity firm Behrman Capital

         2006 Lyndon Faulkner appointed as CEO

         2007 Rapid global expansion in Asia and Europe.

         2008 General Peter Pace becomes the Chairman of Pelican board

  • The company purchases Bluei UK and their popular Remote Area Lighting System is born

         2009 Pelican purchases its nearest case rival Hardigg Industries

         2011 The company purchases noted Australian rotational molded case maker Trimcast

         2011 More global expansion with offices opening in India, Singapore and South Africa

         2012 Peli consumer products are launched coolers and backpacks

         2013 Company purchases noted temperature controlled packaging company Minnesota Thermal Science

         2014 Company purchases Cool Logistics in the United Kingdom and forms Peli BioThermal after unifying it with Minnesota Thermal Science

  • Peli introduces their smartphone and consumer electronics case line

         2015 Pelis Commercial/Government, Consumer and BioThermal divisions are created

 

Check Pelis 40 anniversary video and discover our true DNA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0U4LBNu-u0

 

Our most engaged Peli Adventurers from around the world share their experiences!

Check the video of Pedro Cifuentes Firefighter and professional mountain climber

Check the video of Erwan Le Lann Adventurer crossing the world in the Maewan Expedition sailboat

 

 

Visit http://peli.com/eu/en/about/our-story/ to learn more.  



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