Strong commitment to innovation
Rotron is a renowned pioneer in rotary engine technology. We are a leader in rotary engine design, manufacture and delivering propulsion systems, services and solutions across recreational, commercial and government applications.
At our heart, a dedicated diverse workforce comprising of young innovative thinkers and the most experienced talents in the industry. Each one energised by a common determination to push their boundless imaginations to design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge rotary engine technologies and establish the next step in extreme propulsion systems to meet our customer’s vital power needs.
Tested beyond extremes to defy convention
In 2007, Gilo Cardozo and TV adventurer Bear Grylls turned convention on its head in the pursuit of the ultimate test; to fly above Everest, a feat many deemed impossible. The dream grew to become a worthy adversary of all Gilo had learnt as an engineer. The answer, to design a revolutionary rotary engine that was more compact, lighter, and almost twice the power for its capacity.
On 14 May, the intrepid pair foot-launched from the Himalayan foothills carrying a total weight of around 120kg, and flew north towards Everest before ascending towards target altitude. Around 9.30 am, Bear reached the height of 29,500ft and looked down on the summit of Everest.
Building on this success and achievement, Gilo continued to develop the ground-breaking rotary engine and looked for a commercial platform for the technology.
Rotron Power was born.