Proparms Ltd


Steve Squibb, General Manager

Tel: +1 450-658-5207
Fax: +1 450-447-2727

2930 Chemin Ste-Therese, Carignan, Quebec J3L 2B2, Canada



Founded in 1973 by Josef Elsener and Lesley Rust, Proparms Ltd. began as a company that produced props, arms and special effects for the movie industry. Soon after being contacted by the Sûreté du Quebec with the request to design a tool capable of disrupting an explosive device, Proparms Ltd.’s focus shifted from the movie industry to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) field.

Proparms Ltd. is a fully integrated company that carries out its own research, development and manufacture of a high quality product. The company also provides in-service support. We possess the capability to respond quickly to client needs by manufacturing the product and by solving service problems, including specific modifications. We employ many agents around the world to provide on-the-spot client support.

The current President, Ms. Lesley Rust is the sole owner, taking over from her late husband, Mr. Josef Elsener, Chairman. The company is able to offer a complete turnkey operation, from design to quality assurance, in its own fully automated CNC manufacturing facility.

Proparms’ produces EOD equipment, with disrupters representing the main product line, which are marketed around the world in over 70 countries to police forces, military and government agencies and other related government authorities, including Canada’s Department of National Defence.

Proparms’ product line includes equipment for EOD/IEDD/CBRNE deployment with Neutrex (12.5mm, 20mm and 29mm) and Recoilless (12.5mm, 20mm and 29mm) disrupters representing the main product line. The recoilless technology was designed to mitigate damage to small and medium-sized robotic platforms. The “surgical precision” of our 12.5mm recoilless disrupter makes it an ideal choice against the threat of CBRNE, where dispersal must obviously be contained.

The company is presently demonstrating the capability of its expanding disrupter family for such applications as: limpet mine clearance, the disrupting/dearming/defuzing of certain other types of military ordnance and small antipersonnel mines, etc., using specialized projectiles. Proparms disrupters are currently mounted on all of the major robotic platforms, worldwide.

With an excellent reputation for client service and availability, Proparms Ltd. ensures safety without compromising quality.