Edward Pryor & Son Ltd trading as Pryor Marking Technology


Sheffield, S1 4JX

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 1142 766044

Winners Of

  • 2020 Innovation

Pryor is delighted to win this award for Innovation, which recognises the success of its ground-breaking robotic laser Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) marking system first installed on Jaguar Land Rover production lines in 2014.

Founded in 1849 by apprentice Edward Pryor, the company’s reputation is built on delivering cutting-edge solutions to the world’s best-known manufacturing brands. Its new method of engraving VIN on chassis, engines and gearboxes has been developed by combining high-powered lasers and cutting-edge machine vision with Optical Character Verification (OCV), fully automated robotics and integrated video streams in the marking process data log.

Designed and manufactured at Pryor’s historic headquarters in Sheffield city centre, Pryor’s system delivers an unprecedented range of benefits to the manufacturer, including reduced vehicle scrappage at export, increased production line speed, greater flexibility and reduced costs.

The project has been a catalyst for growth, with Pryor achieving its highest ever turnover in 170 years of trading in 2019.