It all began in the 1930s with one man: Fernand PETZL, craftsman and speleologist.
Petzl: a name with values
From the very beginning, the Petzl signature on our products has simply been the Petzl family's commitment to producing the best tools for users. The adventure began with Fernand Petzl's passion for caving. An expertise and a craftsman's know-how were born for the design and realization of solutions for climbing, descending, belaying and progressing.
Today, the company has grown to become an international group, while retaining its family dimension and the passion that drove Fernand PETZL.
Petzl: a responsible company
As a responsible company and brand, Petzl is committed to continually reducing its social and environmental impacts and risks in order to earn the trust and loyalty of its customers, suppliers, communities and employees over the long term. Over and above regulatory requirements, Petzl focuses specifically on :
- limiting the use of and exposure to hazardous substances
- limiting the impact of packaging
Petzl: an expert and innovative brand
Petzl's design office, located in Crolles, France, integrates all the trades involved in product design: mechanics, textiles, electronics, optics and IT. Right from the design and prototyping phases, product reliability and user safety are constantly assessed, with particular attention paid to the risks of use.
Petzl has laboratories dedicated to verticality and lamp product testing. In many cases, these tests go well beyond the required standards to validate product reliability and user safety. They are complemented by field tests on ergonomics and reliability.
Petzl's production sites are based in France at Crolles, Eybens and Rotherens, and in Malaysia at Rawang.In terms of production, quality control is present throughout the production chain: self-control of operations by production machines, human controls at key points, reinforced by error-proofing systems, and individual final control of each product.
Petzl's flagship products
These are among the products for which Petzl is renowned. Petzl is recognized as a world leader in mountain sports and work at height. One need = One lamp. Petzl's wide range of lamps is designed to meet all your requirements and activities: mountaineering, raids, trekking, ski touring, caving...
Climbing and mountaineering in complete safety
Climbing enthusiasts can practice their sport in complete safety and comfort. Experts will find Petzl products to be robust, innovative and technical. The manufacturer is constantly improving its safety equipment.