Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime.
The company’s 200,000 square feet corporate headquarters, located in Torrance, California (just south of Los Angeles) now serves as the home office for nearly 1,500 employees worldwide. In addition to operating in 12 countries, with 22 offices worldwide, Pelican also maintains six manufacturing locations in North America and Europe; Torrance, California (Corporate) – South Deerfield, Massachusetts -Greenfield, Indiana – Crottendorf, Germany – Market Deeping, UK.
Pelican was founded in 1976 by Dave Parker in a Torrance, California garage. An avid Scuba diver since age 11, Parker recognized the need for rugged flashlights and cases that wouldn’t leak or fail. So he set out to build a better product than any other on the market. With years of hard work and sacrifice, Pelican™ Products became a reality with its first product patent, the Pelican Float. The legendary SabreLite™ flashlights and Protector™ Cases soon followed.
Pelican’s product line and company grew steadily over the years and, in 2004, the company was acquired by private equity firm Behrman Capital. Shortly thereafter, the company experienced an incredible growth trend under a new CEO, Lyndon Faulkner, who was appointed in 2005. With a rich and diverse background, Faulkner came to Pelican Products from Microsoft Corporation where he served as North American Operations Manager helping to launch industry-changing products such as the XBOX®, Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2000. Additionally he built the compact-disc manufacturing pioneer Technicolor®/ Nimbus into an IPO as they introduced the world to digital media with compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs).
After a few years of ramping up the organization, 2008 was a banner year that saw Pelican Products execute an aggressive growth strategy highlighted with international expansion and acquisitions. This resulted in new sales offices and manufacturing facilities across the globe, the creation of Pelican Australia, the launch of the Advanced Area Lighting Group and exponential growth following the purchase of its nearest case competitor, Hardigg Industries, which nearly doubled the company’s size overnight and made it the largest manufacturer of equipment protection cases in the world. Most recently Pelican acquired Trimcast Pty. Ltd., an Australian-based custom packaging solutions provider.
Pelican’s international expansion continues with the opening of sales office in South Korea, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.Share post