Pelican’s European Arm, Peli Products, S.L.U., Takes Further Step Toward Sustainable Business Practices

The global manufacturer has reached a partnership agreement with Schmitz Foam Recycling to repurpose excess case foam for use in other types of products

Published March 1, 2021

pelican sustainability business practices

Torrance, CA -

Peli Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases and advanced lighting systems, has already distinguished itself for excellence in product development and as a leading manufacturer of multi-use products. Now Peli is on a mission to become a leader in sustainability.

Peli has implemented numerous initiatives at the company’s plants around the globe to reduce waste and reuse materials. The company is now striving to recycle every scrap of eligible material. Through a partnership with Schmitz Foam Recycling, Peli is now able to recycle the excess foam that is produced from its Case Centre in the UK. The excess foam is re-ground and filled into a 40-ft shipping container, which is then transported to Schmitz Foam Recycling B.V. in the Netherlands. Since the late 80’s Schmitz has been completely dedicated to collecting and converting high quality foam from all over the world to give it a meaningful purpose.

By giving new life to Peli’s excess foam, Schmitz Foam Recycling prevents it from being disposed of by means of incinerators or ending up in landfills; this consequently reduces fossil fuel consumption for the production of new virgin foam, reducing Peli’s carbon footprint.

Peli cases are fully-recyclable, supporting the European Commission’s approach to waste management and the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). Peli recommends checking with local government, a civic amenity site (CA site) or household waste recycling centre (HWRC) for best practices as it pertains to recycling their cases in each area.

Nevertheless, it must be stressed that Peli cases are not single-use plastic products that require recycling. Peli guarantees its injection moulded products are re-usable and built with the highest quality materials on the market today to ensure the product for life against breakage or defects in workmanship.

Peli Products’ Guarantee of Excellence has been in place for decades. The company prides itself on the fact that it manufactures cases that are considered a lifetime investment, thus having made a humble contribution to the world’s environmental sustainability for future generations.

For more information visit

About Pelican Products

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, life sciences, industrial, entertainment, and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 27 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature-controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit