October 29th, 2007 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Pelican™ Products Expands Manufacturing To Europe
TORRANCE, CA – October 29, 2007 — To meet increasing global demand, Pelican™ Products, Inc. (also known as Peli™ Products in Europe), a global leader in the design of virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment and advanced lighting systems, has started up manufacturing operations in an additional European facility in Crottendorf, Germany.
Providing product for European Union, central Europe, Russia, and former Soviet Republic countries, the facility will work in tandem with their 200,000 square foot Torrance, California plant to produce six of their most popular Protector Case models (1400, 1450, 1500, 1520, 1550 and 1600). Additional models will be coming online in the following years.
“Starting up production operations in Europe not only makes sense for our European customers but frees up production capacity for North American customers so it’s a win-win situation for all,” said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelican’s President and CEO.
Pelican will incorporate its stringent quality standards into the manufacturing of their legendarily tough cases. “The only difference our European customers will notice is that their case orders will arrive in a quarter of the time. We look forward to seamlessly providing the same American-made quality that they’ve come to expect from Pelican’s products,” added Faulkner.
Known the world over for their legendary toughness, Pelican Protector™ Cases feature a fully stackable, trademarked “Dual Band” design and an open cell-core construction that helps protect sensitive equipment from some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Pelican offers more than 38 case sizes to choose from with their largest model offering nearly 11,000 cubic inches of possible storage space. To ensure easy and immediate access, most cases feature double-throw latches that have been tested to a failure threshold of nearly 400 pounds, but open with a light pull. Stainless steel reinforced padlock protector holes are also featured for added security.
Additional standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer o-ring for a dust and waterproof seal, and an automatic Gore-TEX® pressure equalization valve, that stops moisture from entering the case and prevents vacuum-lock so the case easily opens at any altitude. Fully customizable Pick N Pluck™ foam is also included with most models.
Optional features include TSA accepted PeliLocks, multi-pocketed lid organizers, as well as single to multi-level padded divider sets. All Pelican products are backed by a Legendary Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence: “You Break It, We Replace It…Forever.”™
About Pelican Products, Inc.
Pelican Products is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment. Rugged and durable, Pelican products are renowned for their superior quality and dependability, and have become the standard for numerous business, safety, sporting and leisure industries. Headquartered in Torrance, California (just south of Los Angeles), the company has more than 600 employees, as well as distribution and sales centers in Europe, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, visit the website at www.pelican.com
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