Perolo Distribution

About Perolo

Established in 1919, PEROLO SA is specialised in the design and manufacture of the finest tank safety and fluid transfer equipment for oil, chemicals, powders, liquefied gas and foodstuffs.

The company headquarters are located near Bordeaux, France where the 60,000 m² premises house product design and engineering, manufacturing, quality control as well as the customer support department.

PEROLO SA is part of the BIP GROUP which also has subsidiaries in Belgium – PEROLO DISTRIBUTION BVBA – and China – LANGFANG BIP VALVES MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.



  • 1919 - Joseph Perolo establishes the PEROLO machined Parts Company, supplying the automotive industry. 
  • 1925 - PEROLO adds a range of parts and equipment for oil fields and oil refineries. 
  • 1936 - The company launches a range of back pressure valves and other specialist equipment for petrol stations.
  • 1949 - PEROLO creates a range of equipment specially designed for oil road tankers, as well as a first line of loading arms. Numerous contracts with international oil companies open up export markets.
  • 1961 - Claude and Pierre – sons of Joseph Perolo – move their activities to new 60,000 m2 premises in Blaye, near Bordeaux with more than 6,000 m2 of production buildings.
  • 1970 - PEROLO develops a range of blowout preventers for oil wellheads (2"-6") suitable for pressures up to 1,042 bars (Perolvalve valve).
  • 1977 - PEROLO’S continuous catalytic reformer processes is certified by INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU PÉTROLE.
  • 1980 - PEROLO targets the Tank Container market and launches its first range of equipment for chemicals and foodstuffs.
  • 1990 - PEROLO extends its range of Tank Container equipment.
  • 1997 - Lloyd’s Register certifies the PEROLO quality assurance program to ISO 9001 standard.
  • 2000 - PEROLO develops a new equipment range devoted to chemicals road tankers.
  • 2001 - New extension of the chemical/container range: PEROLO patents its NEATFLOW™ bottom discharge assembly. The company further innovates in launching as a world premiere its DCMT3 fully digital computer based grounding device.
  • 2003 - PEROLO breaks new grounds by introducing into the Tank Container market equipment solutions dedicated to transporting highly corrosive chemicals (HALAR™ coatings, HASTELLOY™ inserts, etc). PEROLO’s DMCT3 gains ATEX certification for operating in potentially explosive atmosphere.
  • 2004 - PEROLO launches a new range of equipment to RID standard adapted to rail tank cars. PED approval certifies that PEROLO products comply with the European directive for pressure vessels.
  • 2005 - Management buyout of PEROLO.
  • 2006 - PEROLO obtains TPED certification, guaranteeing conformity to the European Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive.
  • 2007 - PEROLO expands its world coverage by opening subsidiaries in Belgium and China A new range of valves and fittings dedicated to liquefied gas tanks is launched.
  • 2009 - PEROLO celebrates 90 years of presence on the fluid handling market.