As sensor and sensing systems company Trolex celebrates its 50th anniversary, the company begins a new era under new leadership.
The family company owned and operated by John Pierce-Jones now sees the introduction of his two sons appointed to the board to mastermind the new direction for the company.
Glyn Pierce-Jones becomes Managing Director with special responsibilities for product certification and sales and marketing and Lee Pierce-Jones becomes Operations Director with responsibility for production, quality and research and development. John Pierce-Jones takes up a new role as Chairman of Trolex.
Commenting on the new developments at Trolex, Glyn Pierce-Jones said, "This is an exciting time for Trolex as we build on the company’s firm reputation over the last 50 years as a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors and systems for tunnelling, mining and hazardous industry. We are planning a rapid expansion and growth programme and we believe we have the potential to triple sales over the next three to four years." He continued, " Trolex is already a global brand and this is reflected in the new brand image which we have already introduced this year across all areas of the company. We have a newly formed Industrial Division to expand into this area in parallel with mining, and we are focusing on creative product development whilst always maintaining the quality of our products and service and ensuring absolute integrity and complete safety."
Established in 1960, Trolex started with just four men in a shed with a vision, and even in that first year of operation the company was designing pumping schemes and installing panels for some of the biggest mining pits in the UK. As one of the founders, John Pierce-Jones has taken Trolex forward to become a global leader in its field with sales of over £10 million per annum. Today, the company serves the multiple markets of mining, tunnelling, industry, gas recovery and rail, with a full range of gas detection and environmental monitoring systems and equipment. This includes gas detection, temperature, flow, pressure, vibration and level sensors from basic monitoring through to complex systems with SCADA interface.
Safety standards are ensured through ATEX certification of products and quality through its operating introduction of SIL 2 systems and through operating ISO 9001 throughout the company.
Now employing some 50 people, Trolex operates from wholly owned 3000m² premises in Stockport, Manchester where there are full manufacturing facilities, R&D and electronics laboratories, testing and inspection, bonded stores as well as sales and administration offices.