Pratley Milestones and Achievements

1948
George Montague Pratley establishes Pratley Engineering.
1949
Development of a mine hose clamp with cam action clamping, one of the first Pratley products.
1950
Introduction of the "Vula Vala Valve" for the mining industry.
1950's
The world's first Electrical Delay Explosives Igniter patented - the patent was sold to finance Pratley Manufacturing and Engineering Co.
1958
Pratley develops one of the first cable resin joints in SA.
1960's
The unique Pratley Adjustable Cable Gland® for SWA and Flexible cable is introduced to the market.
1965
"Humphrey", the robot is born, made from pieces of scrap stuck together with Pratley Putty®.

Pratley Putty® is used on the Ranger Module and goes to the Moon!
1967
Pratley adhesives and putty commercialised with the introduction of industrial and consumer packs.
1970
Launch of the Pratley Bike, a miniature motorcycle that folds into a carry bag.
1973
The worlds only chemical delay igniter is developed by Pratley.
1973
Launch of the first synthetic cable junction box with "built-in" cable glands.
1974
Pratley starts prospecting the only viable Perlite and Zeolite deposit in SA.
1980
Kim Pratley joins Pratley full time after completing an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering.
1983
Founder, George Montague Pratley dies. Kim Pratley, his son, succeeds him as CEO of the Pratley Group.
1985
Pratley Wondafix® is launched by the CEO, Kim Pratley, standing underneath a 13 ton Bulldozer suspended in the air by two disks glued together with a hairline layer of Wondafix® adhesive.
1993
Winner of the prestigious Technology Top 100 Award for Pratley Pratlok® Thread Locking Adhesives.

Launch of the Envirogland® range of corrosion protected encapsulated glands.

Wham®, accelerated super glue is launched. This was done by hoisting a VW Beetle off the ground, 3.5 seconds after Wham® was applied to the join.
1996
Pratley Steel Putty® is launched. Looks like steel and sets like steel!
1998
Pratley celebrates a half-century of successful business. A professional pyrotechnic display is held to the delight of the Krugersdorp residents.
1999
Commissioning of a rare raw materials plant that makes Pratley adhesives self sufficient .

Launch of Ezee-bond® and SP020®, both are versatile, high strength, two part acrylic adhesives.
2004
Pratley Perlite Mining Co. acquires its 3rd facility in Chamdor, Krugersdorp for the processing of minerals.
2004
Pratley builds a large new technical training centre for the training of it's customers.
2003/4
Business Achiever of the Year Award - Mogale City, overall winner.
2005
Pratley launches the "Gland with the Band" and the "Box with the Band" Enviroglands, Enviro Compression Glands and Ezeefit® boxes with red identification bands for Ex applications.

Andrew Pratley joins Pratley after completing a BComp degree in Information Technology from Monash University.
2006
Pratley Diamond Mining Co. begins diamond mining operations in the North West Province of South Africa.
2008
Pratley Analytical, a new and exciting Pratley division begins operations. This division is involved in high-end minerals microanalysis.
2009
Pratley launches the Ex d e Ezee-Seal Barrier Gland that employs revolutionary, patented technology. Ready for use in just 5 minutes!

Pratley launches Clinobrite® Cationic Filter Medium for swimming pools. The product reduces chlorine usage by absorbing ammonia from the water.

Pratley launches Powda Bond® adhesive filler. Ideal for gap filling and adding reinforcement to joints.
2010
Charles Pratley joins Pratley after completing a BSC degree in Industrial Engineering from Wits University.

Pratley launches Clinofish® Cationic Filter Medium for fish ponds. The product effectively removes toxic ammonia from the water.
2013
Pratley launches Pratley UV Bond - a crystal clear, UV curing glass adhesive for DIY use.

Pratley launches a new range of high performance DIY lubricants called "Squeak Mouse"
 2016  Pratley launches the Rectangular Enviro Box - a new 10 entry junction box

Pratley launches Gunge Spunge - pollution and liquid cleanup material