Pelican Products, Inc. reigns as 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 alike. Their products are depended on by professionals in the most demanding markets including defense/military, aerospace, fire & safety, law enforcement, life sciences, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime.
Pelican was originally founded in 1976 in the US by Dave Parker, an avid diver with a dream of creating top-quality products. Pelican Products began in Torrance, CA but has expanded immensely, now reaching over 140 countries on every continent, with nearly 1,300 employees worldwide, 28 sales offices, 5 manufacturing facilities and 6 advanced case centers. Pelican maintains six manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Australasia: Torrance, California (Corporate) - South Deerfield, Massachusetts - Crottendorf, Germany - Leighton Buzzard, UK - Melbourne, Australia - Plymouth, Minnesota.
In January 1997 Peli Products, S.L.U. was opened as the European headquarters for Pelican Products, Inc. Peli was developed to improve Pelican's business on the European continent providing customers with immediate access to inventory and customer service in each of the twenty-five European Union countries and more than twenty-five countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In 2008 Pelican made its largest acquisition with Hardigg Industries. This doubled the size of their operation overnight, making Pelican the largest manufacturer of equipment protection cases in the world.
In 2012, Pelican introduced a wide range of consumer products imbued with the same DNA as their commercial products. Featured products now include advanced LED lighting tools, drinkware, luggage, rugged covers for a wide range of smartphones, coolers and backpacks.
Pelican also introduced a line of temperature-controlled transport cases. They acquired the industry's leading manufacturers of temperature controlled shipping containers, Minnesota Thermal Science (United States in 2013) and Cool Logistics (United Kingdom in 2014) and integrated them to create Pelican BioThermal - the largest temperature controlled case manufacturer in the world.
Throughout 2011 to present, Pelican's international expansion continues with the opening of sales offices in South Korea, Israel, India, Turkey, UAE, South Africa and Mexico (opening soon).