Pignat SAS

We are leaders in process engineering education material. All around the world, complete generations of operators,technicians and engineers have used our materials to acquirenew skills and to open themselves to emerging.

Since 1960, we are constantly creating new units, new educational materials from our industrial experience and the feedback from our customers. This ability to innovate allows us to continuously improve our existing equipments and their quality. We are proud to present our product ranges and to put all our know‐how at your service

Patrice Pignat
Ingénieur ENSIC

Organisation planification 1

Organisation
& planing

The PIGNAT engineers team carries out the feasibility study of your projects as soon as possible.

Bureau d'étude conception

Custom design
&Engineering

The engineering consultants team design your projects in detail, and offers the best solutions according to your needs

Glass blowing
& Manufacturing

The glass factory for the construction of the pilot units.

soufflage de verre

Manufacturing
& Assembly

Manufacturing frame, frame assembly, PVC assembly, glass assembly, electrical wiring. Configuration and Programming

montage et assemblage NB
Pilotes testés par nos ingénieurs

Tests
& Quality

All units are assembled and tested in the PIGNAT factory
Different test of the function are performed before departure to the end customer

Dual certification
ISO9001 : 2015
OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Pignat vous accompagne dès la conception à l’installation

Delivery
&Logistics

PIGNAT company is committed to the delivery to the customer. The large units (eg. 40 L multifonction reactors) are lying and installed first. Loading of small and medium units on the side while standing. The units will be delivered the next day and then installed on site technicians PIGNAT

Installation 
& Commissioning

Advice to install your unit…

PIGNAT manages the installation of your units in your building: before the installation, dimensions of the access, location of the unit, fluids and energy requirements are specified for each unit...

installation mis en route

Training
& Assistance

The formation of trainers on site or in our factory by our engineers it's the optional services that offers PIGNAT.

Formation des enseignants

Company & important dates

1930

Birth of Pierre PIGNAT

1955

Pierre PIGNAT is at 25 the youngest best worker of France (MOF)

1960

Pierre PIGNAT creates the "Verrerie Pierre PIGNAT (the glass stone)" in a workshop of 250 m2 in the district schools in Lyon.

1965

Transformation in SA. Workshop beyond craft the regional customer, it passes national customer by developing its know-how in glass destined for distillation.

1967

The first catalogue of scientific glassware.

1970

Hiring of the first English speaking engineer to develop the oil field in France and export.

1972

Delivery of 48 distillation columns, to the destination of Irak.

First teaching distillation unit, automated installed in the school of Alès (France).

1973

Relocation on Genas where is built a plant of 1600 m2

The dimensions of the building allow to the company to invest in a park machines (towers and large ovens) opening the doors of industrial glassware.

1974

Design and manufacturing turnkey of a Distillation Unit under pressure (CFR).

1976

Development of a range of devices and standardized and automated analysis of crudes by distillation.

1980

Industrial glassware creation with hiring designers and worker, providing and the maintenance of equipment of distillation in glass for interspersed with several m3 fine chemical reactors.

1982

Installation turnkey of the Hall of chemical engineering from the National Institute of sciences and Techniques of Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast).

1986

Patrice PIGNAT chemical engineering engineer joins the company as a business engineer.

1987

Edition of the catalogue of industrial glassware

Development of a partnership, that continues, with the ENSIC for the development of new educational products.

1988

Hiring an engineer Spanish speaking to develop the South American market

1989

Complete delivery and installation of 2 halls of GC to Morocco (30 units)

Delivery and installation of 30 teaching units to destination of 15 highschool in Mexico.

1990

Pierre PIGNAT a second title of MOF (one of the best craftsmen in France) in "Glass art to the torch" after that already obtained in 1955 in "scientific glassware.

Patrice PIGNAT is entrusted the management of the company

Delivery and installation of complete workshops equipped of a new range of unit teaching stainless for initial vocational training

1994

Tri lingual of the first catalogue of teaching units.

Creation of a new range of computerized oil distillation units for major export. (Russia, Singapore, Viet Nam, Middle East...)

Specialization of two new engineers in the teaching field enabling the company to develop standard products and complete educational manuals.

1995

First trade steps targeted Asia.

1998

Installation of several units of automated distillations in India.

2007

Establishment of a representative office in Singapore with an engineer PIGNAT

Design and turnkey of a GMP of Peptides in France industrial production unit.

Construction of a new local a 4.5 m high to test teaching units.

2008

PIGNAT SAS receives the ISO 9001 certification for its production system.

2009

Design and realization of a ATEX pilot hall with 10 units of computerized distillations, for the production of biobased products.

2010

PIGNAT SA celebrates its 50 years of existence.

2012

PIGNAT SA Gets the MASE certification.

2014

PIGNAT SAS is labeled by the french State company EPV of living heritage.

2016

Construction of a new Hall a 10 meters high with crane for the first mounting of industrial units

2017

PIGNAT SA Gets the OHSAS 18001 certification.

2018

Design and turnkey of a unit of production ATEX for Denmark.

2019

History continues to be written with you...