This year PestWest, the global leader in Flying Insect Management, celebrates its 25th anniversary. In 1991, PestWest Electronics Limited, part of the Killgerm® Group, had the vision to develop a professional range of Electric Fly Killers. PestWest pioneered the concept of insect light traps, which use sticky board technology rather than a high voltage grid to control insects; turning its Chameleon® range into a leading brand in Europe. Over the last 25 years, PestWest has been designing and manufacturing ground breaking equipment with unique and innovative patented features to evolve into a global leader for fly control products.
“To this day PestWest is still driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, which has enabled us to constantly push new boundaries and enter new markets,” said Frederic Hurstel, PestWest Business Director.
“Our strategy has enabled us to foster a culture of innovation, giving us full control over the entire development process of a product, from idea to market. PestWest today is more varied than ever with distinctive product offerings that are sought after for their fascinating design and high quality.”
PestWest has introduced many industry-first products throughout the years including the patented Reflectobakt sleeves, to optimise the UVA resistance as well as developing a shatterproof coating for its famous and high quality tubes.
In April 2004, the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade division. This award is one of the most prestigious accolades which a UK company can receive. PestWest supplies products for the control of flying insects to over 70 countries throughout the world. Over the years this success has been recognised by a number of awards, Export Times: Corporate Exporter of the Year 1999, Trade Partners UK: Yorkshire and Humberside regional award for Export 2000, Trade Partnership UK: Grand Champion award for export 2000, Export Times: International Business Award for Best Use of Education and Training 2001.
PestWest pride themselves on providing high-quality products at a competitive price throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa. PestWest believe the basis for their success is its extensive scientific knowledge and commitment to developing the best products for their customers.
In 2014, PestWest entered the environmental market with the Chameleon® Sirius, Vega and On Top Pro ranges.
PestWest strives to continue innovating and has recently launched a new range of unique products. At Expocida 2016, PestWest unveiled the Sunburst®Tab, which is the latest addition to the Sunburst® range and suitable for any front of house arrangements.