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Our history

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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