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We are a group of companies

Focussed on providing
Safety solutions to a global market

Our mission is to build the UK’s leading industrial safety engineering business.

Our Current Group Companies


Operating for nearly 50 years, Sussex (UK) based Pyroban provides explosion protection for materials handling equipment and power systems.

Baldwin and Francis

Sheffield (UK) based B&F manufactures electrical switchgear for transport, oil and gas, mining and industrial applications. It is more than 100 years old.


Established in 1951, Pyropress manufactures weatherproof and explosion proof instrumentation in Plympton, UK.



Founded in 1918 and based in Scotland, Allenwest designs and manufactures transformers, switchgear and control-gear for mining, petrochemical and other applications.


The Pioneer Safety Group and parent company The Longacre Group are continuously looking for further acquisition opportunities in the Ex and safety markets.

Parent Company

Longacre Group acquires and invests in small and medium sized business-to-business companies across the UK and Europe.

Longacre Group currently consists of nine companies with a combined turnover of over £100 million and c. 600 employees. The companies operate in markets including aerospace, oil and gas, pharma and medical, staffing, packaging, energy, automotive and food and beverage and are typically leaders in their niche.

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