Le Maitre Events is a division of Le Maitre Ltd, a manufacturer of stage pyrotechnics, smoke, haze, flame and special effects machines. It was established in 1977 by Rick Wilson and Harold Berlinski and was soon after joined by Karen Cornacchia.
Le Maitre Ltd is the largest manufacturer of pyrotechnics in the UK. They are one of the only companies with the resources and experience to specialise in the R&D and manufacture of explosive effects, with the most modern and efficient production facilities in Europe where they produce over 1,500 different products.
Le Maitre Ltd manufactures in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Mitcham, Surrey and has recently begun manufacturing in Missouri, USA. Sales are through a network of distributors across Europe, Asia, Africa and S.America. In N. America they have their own company – Le Maitre USA LLC based in Las Vegas.