Following recent expansion, Steve Noakes has been appointed as Managing Director of Pioneer Safety Group (PSG), a worldwide leader dedicated to industrial safety solutions including explosion protection for hazardous areas. The Group comprises PyrobanPyropressEuro Access, and the recently acquired Ex-tech Signalling and Ex-tech Solution.

To lead Pioneer Safety Group during this period of expansion and beyond, Steve Noakes is appointed Managing Director, and will also continue in his role as Managing Director of renowned safety company Pyroban Ltd.

“It is a time of real change and evolution for Pioneer Safety Group,” says Steve. “I’m excited to lead the Group’s growth as we look to the future. We’ll be seeking even more opportunities to develop closer relationships with our customers through a diverse range of safety and hazardous area products aligned to specific end user needs.”

“The international customers and global OEMs we work with know how committed we are to providing the service they need to protect people, their investment, and our environment. It’s   great to have the opportunity to apply our purpose and values across the whole Group,” he continues.

Pyroban, headquartered in Sussex, UK, will continue to offer explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment, diesel engines, and offshore equipment, alongside Ex microsensor solutions, Ignition Hazard Assessments (IHA), inspections, audits, training and Ex engineering solutions for fixed plant and process equipment to third parties as part of its EXSolutions offering.

UK-based Pyropress will continue its design, certification, manufacture, and global supply of flameproof (Ex d) and intrinsically safe (Ex i) switches and transmitters to reliably and safely monitor pressure, temperature, and fluid level.  This core activity now extends to the Ex-tech Signalling product range of explosion proof audio/visual warning solutions (AVS) which are now managed and produced in the same facility.

France-based Ex-tech Solution, designs, manufactures, and certifies a comprehensive range of Exd and Exe enclosures, limit switches, rotary switches, indication lights, and motor control stations for use in a wide variety of electrical installation and OEM applications.

“Ex-tech Signalling and Ex-tech Solution companies have a long history and positive reputation and we are pleased that they are now part of our PSG growth plans. We look forward to helping both brands to realise their full potential,” says Steve.

Customers can continue to contact their usual Sales or Customer Service representatives for any enquiries or support.

“Through being able to offer a wider product and service offering, developing even stronger relationships with our existing customers and establishing new customer relationships as the Pioneer Safety Group evolves is something the whole team is really looking forward to,” says Steve.


To showcase the new range of safety solutions available, Pioneer Safety Group will be attending ADIPEC 2023 from 2 – 5 October in Abu Dhabi. Visit stand number 9470 to meet the team and discover more.

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