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of Kitts Green, Birmingham, maker of certified lighting and control equipment for use in hazardous and explosive environments

1930s Began as a company manufacturing metal conduit products - perhaps this was Arthur Morgan (Engineers)

1970s The company acquired hazardous area expertise from acquisitions and mergers during the 1970s and became part of the Chamberlin and Hill group at this time.

1979 Chamberlin and Hill acquired Solenoids and Regulators Ltd

1984 The two companies joined forces in Aston, Birmingham as Petrel Ltd.

A few years later acquired Heyes of Wigan from BICC. Heyes were manufacturers of lighting for use in hazardous areas and, although the Heyes name has since disappeared, the well-known range was updated and absorbed within the Petrel range

1997 Petrel had outgrown the Aston site and amalgamated with Fitter and Poulton, also in the Chamberlin and Hill group, to become Petrel, Fitter & Poulton Ltd. (PFP Electrical Products).

2007 PFP became Petrel Ltd; manufacturing placed greater emphasis on the hazardous area lighting and control equipment part of the business.

The business become a highly reputable brand for Hazardous Area Lighting and Control Equipment, serving customers all around the world.

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