About Pryor

About Pryor

Pryor Marking Technology, the trading name of Edward Pryor and Son Ltd, is a world leader in the manufacture and design of both traditional and innovative marking, identification and traceability solutions.

Founded in 1849 in Sheffield, UK, a hub of manufacturing and the birthplace of stainless steel, the company’s success is built on providing solutions for all manufacturing industries, with extensive expertise in aerospace and automotive standards.

Operating from sites in the UK, USA, France and India, Pryor serves an extensive customer base, supported by a comprehensive distributor network in countries across the globe.


Pryor has grown to become a single source supplier, offering a complete portfolio of solutions for permanent part marking; ranging from a simple hand stamp through to turnkey, bespoke designed systems with multi-axis computer-controlled marking heads, machine vision and traceability software.

The combination of our breadth and length of marking experience, engineering excellence, and vision has created a customer centric organisation renowned for the highest levels of quality and durability. 

There is, however, much more to Pryor than our products. Pryor is committed to the local community, and is proud to be owned by a charitable trust. We take pride in our employees, who continually impress with qualities of vigilance, determination and creativity. We are passionate about helping develop the skills of younger generations through training and apprenticeship programmes. The company is also taking steps to minimise the environmental impact of its activities, continually improving environmental performance and adopting greener alternatives wherever possible.