For 50 years, Petzl has been built around four pillars, four fundamental values that motivate every decision we make: remaining a stable family business, encouraging innovation to imagine the best solutions, insisting on industrial excellence with the goal of zero defects, and remaining engaged with our communities by providing global best practices.
Petzl’s mission is to create innovative tools and services that allow men and women to progress, position, and protect themselves in vertical environments, as well as to light their way in the dark. We continually look for the best solutions for user needs in terms of performance, ergonomics, comfort, and reliability. The demands and the commitment of users are what guide our approach to supporting you in your pursuit of the inaccessible with a focus on new products as well as improvements to existing ones, we look forward to finding your Petzl solution.
Since the development of the first rope ascenders and descenders, which laid the foundation for rope progression, Petzl has been at the forefront of change and the emergence of new techniques. Headlamp lighting, belaying, rescue, ice climbing, glacier travel… In these and other fields, Petzl's innovations have allowed equipment to evolve and practices to be reinvented. As proof of this dynamic activity, over 700 patents have been registered since 1970.
These advances always result from a dialogue with the user, in order to understand his/her expectations and to provide the elements s/he needs. Petzl has always remained true to this method.
Petzl's philosophy for design and production is also based on accelerating change, transforming, and innovating in order to provide sports enthusiasts and professionals with the quality products they demand. Testing tower, experimentation center, individual inspections, LEAN manufacturing process – Petzl was a pioneer in all of these innovations.
In the realm of work at height, especially in areas related to progression on rope, performance and ergonomics are major issues. At Petzl, we maintain a constant contact with professionals, which allows us to create solutions to meet your needs.