For over thirty years, Petzl has been building its expertise in the design and manufacture of products for verticality and lighting for commercial and military use. The company was founded by Fernand Petzl, during his search for the best equipment that would help Access the Inaccessible. Safety, reliability, durability, and ergonomics have always been the cornerstones of Petzl’s equipment creation process.
Today Petzl designs, produces and distributes millions of products worldwide, while keeping the standard for quality and assisting customers performing in the basic daily to the most extreme situations.
Petzl has labs dedicated to testing verticality products and headlamps. Tests include dynamic fall tests, shock resistance, cycling, performance, beam quality, headlamp burn times… and are complemented by field testing, controlled or not, in terms of ergonomics and reliability.
During manufacture, quality control is found throughout the production chain: auto-inspection of operations by machines, human inspection at key points, error-proof systems and final individual inspection of each product.
For Military use, our products are trusted by, amongst others, the RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence) elite tactical unit within the French National Police force, founded in 1985.