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French specialist in lightning protection

Paratonnerre à Dispositif d'amorçage de France Paratonnerres modèle IONIFLASH MACH NG

ESE air terminal

Advantages that make all the difference:

  • UL listed
  • No electronic components – no planned obsolescence
  • Made of 316L stainless steel – corrosion-resistant
  • Continuous through axle – no electrical or mechanical breakage
  • Rounded tip – better resistance and stability of response
  • Less than 3 kg – easy, discreet installation
  • Tested beyond the requirements of NF C 17-102 ed. 2011 (200 kA)
  • Low carbon footprint
  • 10-year guarantee

Our Reliability
is your best Protection

Founded in 1974, France Paratonnerres fell in love with the Limousin region. Based at the Ester Technopole park in Limoges since 2011, our company has been making its mark for 50 years thanks to its world-renowned expertise in lightning protection. As a company on a human scale, close to our customers and upholding the values of ethics and social responsibility, our mission is clear: to protect you as best we can from the vagaries of lightning.

The comprehensive know-how of our lightning protection experts makes our company an international reference in the sector. As a manufacturer, we are committed to developing and producing solutions that combine innovation and reliability. All our products undergo rigorous quality control and are tested in our in-house laboratory and by partners of excellence, ensuring unrivalled quality and traceability.

Our sense of quality and perfection led us to install our own products in order to get feedback from our installers. Over time, this installation activity has become a speciality, leading us to protect sites as prestigious as the Eiffel Tower

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ESE Air Terminal and Accessories

Our company designs and manufactures high-quality lightning protection solutions, which it distributes worldwide.

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Installations and Inspections

Our installation team works all over France, giving us feedback on our products in the field to enable us to adapt them.

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Study and Design

Our design office is available for Lightning Risk Analyses, Lightning Technical Studies or any other support.

France Paratonnerres Products

Discover our range of products, made up of quality solutions offering optimum protection against the dangers of lightning.

France Paratonnerres Services

As lightning protection specialists, we also offer a range of services designed to provide complete lightning protection. Our firm commitment to excellence is reflected in the diversity of our services, for which we have qualified and Qualifoudre-certified personnel. This multi-disciplinary expertise means we can deal with all lightning-related issues, even on the most complex projects.

Conception du paratonnerre IONIFLASH MACH NG dans le laboratoire de France Paratonnerres

Research & Development

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Lightning Risk Analysis

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Lightning Protection Design

Installation d'un paratonnerre sur un toit par un cordiste avec une nacelle élévatrice

Lightning Protection Installation

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Lightning Protection Inspection

+50 000

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French know-how recognized internationally

Our Early Streamer Emission (ESE) air terminal, used in more than 70 countries and on tens of thousands of areas, has proved highly reliable, particularly in 36 of the most lightning-stricken countries (storm density (Nsg) greater than 10).

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris en France sous un ciel bleu

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, FRANCE

Tour de Belem au Portugal sous un ciel bleu

Belem tower, PORTUGAL

Eglise Satu Mare en Roumanie

Satu Mare Church, ROUMANIE

Paratonnerre installé sur bâtiment résidentiel au Bangladesh

Residential building, BANGLADESH

Paratonnerre installé sur un temple indou en Inde

Indian temples, INDIA

Site industriel de production de lessive en Algérie

Industrial building, ALGERIA

Aéroport d'Amman en Jordanie vue du ciel et de nuit

Amman airport, JORDAN

Aéroport de Nashville dans le Tennessee aux Etats-Unis vu du ciel

Nashville airport, Tennessee, USA

Pas de tir de la fusée Ariane à Kourou en Guyane française

Ariane rocket's launch station, GUYANA

Installation d'un paratonnerre dans une mine d'argent au Pérou

Silver Mine, PERU

Hopital Marco Vinizio en Equateur

Marco Vinizio Hospital, Ecuador

Cité Interdite de Pékin en Chine sous un ciel bleu

Forbidden City of Beijing, CHINA

Tour de télécommunication Namsan en Corée du Sud

Namsan tower, SOUTH KOREA



Téléphérique du parc d'attraction SENTOSA RESORT à SINGAPOUR


Poste frontalier entre la Tanzanie et le Rwanda

Frontier posts, RWANDA / TANZANIA

ESE air terminal installed on a boat

Passengers boat, CAMEROON

Assemblée Nationale de Luanda en Angola

National Assembly, ANGOLA

ESE air terminal installed on Industrial building

Industrial building, BRESIL

ESE air terminal installed on sports building

Sports center Sportika Metepec, MEXICCO

Jul 18 2024

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Our certifications

Our quality approach and internal processes are certified by renowned organisations such as Bureau Veritas, UL or INERIS. Labelled Limoges Durable and involved in the French Fab community, our company expresses a desire to represent French industrial know-how internationally while applying a CSR policy. Our company currently has the honour of chairing the French Syndicate of Lightning Protection within the GIMELEC union.

Do you have a lightning protection project?

The specialists in our team will be delighted to respond to your requests for technical or commercial support.