Petards Group plc | NDI member | EEF

Petards Group plc

With a history dating back over 50 years, Petards Group is a world-wide leader and established innovator in the sectors of Transport, Emergency Services and Defence. Working closely with a global network of suppliers and partners, our advanced security and surveillance solutions are helping to make the world a safer place.


390 Princesway
Team Valley Trading Estate
Tyne & Wear
NE11 0TU 


+44 (0) 0191 420 3000


+44 (0) 191 420 3030




4,500 sq.m



Key Customers

Alvis Vickers; MoD; Bombardier; Alstom; and BAE Systems.



Quality Certifications Held

ISO 9001-2000

Certificate Number


Certification Authority


Products and Services

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Design, manufacture and support of secure communications and data handling products including TEMPEST computers and peripherals. Supply of general-purpose VHF and UHF radio equipment and systems.

CONTROL SYSTEMS: Design, manufacture and support of electrical and electronic power distribution and control equipment, primarily for use in armoured fighting vehicles. ELECTRONIC WARFARE: Manufacture and support of countermeasures dispensing equipment (chaff, flares and active decoys). Support of missile approach warning equipment. Support of ground-based mobile threat (missile and gun control) simulators.

SURVEILLANCE: CCTV systems capable of rapid development, incorporating wireless transmission media. Automatic Number-Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems. Mobile Data Systems (in-vehicle computing). The company is also involved in the public transport market, designing, manufacturing and supporting CCTV (Digital Video Recorders) and Passenger Information Systems (electronic displays and PA systems), primarily for use in rail vehicles.

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