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A global leader in data driven security, surveillance and communication technology

We are experts in developing rail and traffic solutions that form the architecture of smart cities and technologies for 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 Bombardier, Siemens, Stadler, Hitachi, BAE Systems, Leonardo and the UK's MOD.

Our strategy

We will continue to harness industry data and emerging technologies to define best practice and create robust, future proof solutions on local, national and international scales.

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

Board of Directors

We have a highly knowledgeable 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

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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