Pyreos is the world’s only volume supplier of thin-film PZT pyroelectric sensors. The company develops and makes these infra-red sensors for use in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products ranging from devices that detect flames or analyse gases through to spectrometers which analyse foodstuffs, engine oils and blood, through to switches and other electronics that detect gestures and presence. The company was spun out from German multinational Siemens in 2007 following €10m (£7.5m) of research and development work and is based at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre on the University of Edinburgh’s Kings Buildings campus. Investors are Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA), Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), Scottish Investment Bank (the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise), Strathtay Ventures (a subsidiary of Braveheart) and Seraphim Capital.
Company Growth (employees)
Edinburgh, GB
Size (employees)
22 (est)+5%
Pyreos is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB

Key People at Pyreos

Ann Simon

Ann Simon

Howard Ford

Howard Ford


Pyreos Office Locations

Pyreos has an office in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
W Mains Rd Caretakers House

Pyreos Data and Metrics

Pyreos Financial Metrics

Pyreos's revenue was reported to be £537.3 k in FY, 2016 which is a 25% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

537.3 k

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

354.8 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(3.2 m)

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

227.1 k
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


736.4 k544.5 k429.8 k537.3 k

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

381.6 k267 k327.8 k182.5 k

Gross profit

354.9 k277.5 k102 k354.8 k
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1 m955.7 k227.1 k

Accounts Receivable

204.9 k44.2 k53.7 k

Current Assets

1.9 m1.7 m655.3 k


275.2 k150.1 k97.8 k
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.6 m)(3.2 m)(2.9 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

2.8 m2.5 m1.8 m

Income Taxes Paid

1.3 m(19.9 k)
GBPY, 2016


22.1 k

Financial Leverage

5.5 x
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