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Advanced technology for security, surveillance and communication.

About Us

We are experts in developing rail and traffic solutions that form the architecture of smart cities, wireless solutions that deliver communications to the UK’s critical infrastructure and numerous technologies within and the defence industry.

Our reputation, which is based on exceptional customer service, cutting edge technical capability and high quality products, has allowed us to build relationships with leading companies and organisations across the world, including Siemens, Stadler, Hitachi, BAE Systems, Leonardo and the UK's MOD.

Our strategy

We are committed to relentlessly harnessing the latest industry data and cutting-edge emerging technologies to meticulously define best practices.

Our goal is to engineer robust, future-proof solutions that address challenges and capitalise on opportunities across local, national and international landscapes.

By consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation, we will ensure our solutions are not only resilient but also pioneering, setting new standards of excellence in every market we serve.

For more information about our strategy, please see our most recent annual report.

Board of Directors

We have a highly knowledgeable and experienced Board of Directors and senior management team, with proven corporate and sales experience to continue business growth, supported by a team of dedicated professionals.

Find out more about our Board of Directors

Our history

We have been at the forefront of technological innovation for over 60 years

2024 – Petards acquires Affini

Petards acquires Affini, providing radio and wireless technologies.

2020 – QRO acquires NASBox

Petards subsidiary QRO acquires NASBox and its intellectual property rights.  The hardware/software provides ANPR ‘roadside’ wireless and local communications for data transfer/licence plate syntax analysis.

2018 – RTS Solutions

Petards acquires RTS Solutions, providing software solutions for UK rail infrastructure and Tier 1 contractors.

2016 – Acquisition

Petards acquires QRO Solutions, strengthening the Group’s ANPR offering for the private and public sectors.

2015 – eyeTrain

Our eyeTrain products continue to grow in popularity amongst leading train builders such as Siemens and Bombardier.

2014 – Continued growth

Significant R&D investment and a new management structure see the Petards Rail Technology offering transformed.

2013 – Restructure

The new board implement the “Fit for growth strategy”, with significant investment in new product development, recruitment and staff training.

2006 – ANPR

Petards acquires EIMC, adding advanced ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras to the ProVida brand.

2001 – Acquisition

Joyce-Loebl acquired by Petards, doubling the size of the Group.

2000 – Emergency Services

Petards acquires ProVida brand from Jai A/S of Denmark.

1999 – Transport

Joyce-Loebl adds transport technologies to its existing defence capabilities.

1992 – Surveillance

Petards established to develop specialist CCTV software and systems.

1951 – Defence

Dr Herbert Loebl establishes Joyce-Loebl along with fellow engineering graduate Robert Joyce.

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