Pendar Électronique S.A. was a French manufactured created from the buyout of much of C. P. Clare in France and Belgium from General Instrument. Following a final bankruptcy, Pendar was reformed as European Switches Manufacturing, or ESM, which continued in business until its own bankruptcy in October 2015. ESM represented the final production lines of the Clare-Pendar legacy. For more details, see the page on C. P. Clare history.
Pendar inherited from
|SF/SG/SH/SI/SK||Clare, Pendar||Reed (high-profile)|
|SFL/SGL/SIL||Clare, Pendar||Reed (low-profile)|
During brief correspondence, Isabelle Cachera from ESM noted that ESM had no manufacturing capacity in Belgium, and that their only manufacturing capacity was in France. She provided some photos of their factory, as well as a selection of their switches. One tall switch (most likely SI series) is marked “Clare” while most of the others are marked “Pendar” including another tall switch (SF series).
Assuming the clock on the camera is set correctly, the factory photos were taken in 2002, while the photo of the switches was taken in 2003.