© Stef Candé
© Stef Candé
Testing In Crolles, Petzl has labs dedicated to testing verticality products and headlamps. These tests often go above and beyond the required standards to help validate product reliability and user safety. Examples of tests: dynamic fall tests, impact resistance, cyclic testing, performance, headlamp beam quality and burn times. They are complemented by testing in the field for ergonomics and reliability.
Design The Petzl research department in Crolles, France, integrates all the fields related to product design: mechanical, textile, electronic, optical, computing and prototyping. Starting at the design and prototype phases, the reliability of the product and user safety are continually evaluated, with a strong focus on risks to the user.
For over 50 years, Petzl has built on its expertise in the design and manufacture of products for verticality and lighting. Today, Petzl designs, produces and distributes millions of products around the world. Building a Petzl product requires expertise in a wide range of materials - textiles, metals, plastics - as well as in specific technologies: plastics processing, sewing, injection molding, forging, LEDs, electronics... This expertise allows us to design equipment that meets both the needs of users and the technical requirements for its use: resistance to impacts, abrasion, extreme temperatures...
Expertise and dedication to quality