Piccard Divers was founded in 1973 and started as a diving company providing underwater ship maintenance services. The Piraeus-based company started by servicing the major port of Greece, but with the 1975 introduction of the Brush-KartTM in the Greek market, Piccard Divers was able to service many ports of Greece. The Piccard Brush-KartTM system, a real innovation in underwater hull cleaning, had instant recognition, playing an important role in the increased demand and job assignment.
From the 1970s to early 1990s, Piccard Divers operated three fully-equipped diving service boats in the broader Piraeus area. Two of the original Brush-Kart TM units are still operational in the same area today, evidence to the equipment’s unparalleled durability.
From 1975 to 1990 Piccard Divers has cleaned over 14,000 vessels of every type, of 150m.-length and above. In 1985, Piccard Divers, reacting to market changes, began to construct its own, improved in many ways Brush-KartTM. The constant improvements on the new models of the equipment resulted in more durable and effective work. Along with the service function of the company, Piccard Divers started promoting and selling the new Brush-KartTM in Greece. After the first sales in Greece, interest from abroad followed, opening up new markets. Existing in the Greek maritime field for almost 33 years, Piccard Divers has acquired a vast experience gaining technical, manufacturing and business expertise of the Piccard Brush-KartTM Underwater Hull Cleaning equipment.
In 2007 Piccard Divers launched the Electric and Double Electric Version of Piccard Brush-KartTM, which uses the vessel’s current or generator instead of the Power Pack’s Diesel motor. In 2012 the Mini Brush-KartTM triple head is launched with output 1,600-1,800m2/h, which uses the same Power Pack, hoses, consumables and spare parts accommodating specific needs. In 2017, following the global shipping developments of bigger vessels construction, Piccard Divers introduces the Double Complete Brush-KartTM Version which operates 2 Brush-Kart triple heads simultaneously with 1 Diesel Power Pack. With 2 Brush-Karts working at the same time, the hull cleaning is completed in half the time, reaching the output of 6,000m2/h.