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Our mission is to create a new level of awareness about large industrial fire disasters by introducing new, cost-effective ways of controlling, managing and suppressing fires.

At SFPRD, a dedicated team of fire-protection, chemical, HSE, and mechanical engineers, as well as safety-protocol experts, work relentlessly to address seemingly unsolvable fire-safety challenges. Presently, we are primarily focused on developing higher foam application-capacity solutions as well as adjustments for installations located in harsh climates – conditions that often make proper fire-safety coverage unsustainably expensive. We have created an unparalleled system for putting out fires in storage tanks and dikes.

To the leading oil, chemical, pharmaceutical and vegetable-oil companies, as well as tank-construction firms: We have done our part to make your sector safer and less harmful to the environment. Swiss Fire Protection AG wants to make the world a place that is free from storage-tank infernos and quickly escalating catastrophes.

Now it is your turn.

Dedicated key team members

István SZŐCS,

(MSc in Chemical Engineering, Auditor of Environmentally Aware Management Systems, Ph.D. on Environment Protection) Inventor and Shareholder

  • His life and hobby is the R&D for firefighting technologies, materials and equipment.
  • In the last 30 years, he obtained 75 granted Patents.
  • He invented the Impulse Fire Extinguishing technology (1989), and the Self Expanding Foam (SEF) under the trademark of Pressurized Instant Foam (Pi Foam) Storage Tank Fire Protection Technology (formerly called Foam Fatale).
  • The thesis of his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) graduation was "Research & Development of Environment-Friendly Technology for the Fire Protection of Hydrocarbon Storage Tanks".

László LOVAS,

(MSc Industrial Production Technologies/Materials Technology, Fire System Engineering Design) Chief Engineer, Inventor, and Shareholder

  • He worked as Plant Design Engineer at OT Industries, one of the largest oil and gas engineering companies in the Central-Eastern European region. As a lead engineer, he participated in and managed some of the key projects of the regional oil and gas industry, for example, Nabucco and South Stream gas pipeline. His competencies in Industrial Firefighting:
  • Industrial fire prevention, protection, and emergency systems, storage-tank operators; hydrocarbon-storage security, fire-resistant foam concentrate.
  • Innovative solutions for industrial problems (see patents)
  • Oil and Gas: plant design, plant engineering, piping standards, feasibility study, conceptual design, Basic Plans (BEPs), FEED documentation, process modeling, and other technological calculations.

Ferenc FARKAS,

(MSc Economics, JD), Senior International Advisor

  • He has a degree in economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and a juris doctor degree from the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in Hungary.
  • Multiple decades of business advisory and management experience in the oil & gas business.
  • He acted as a director, especially in the area of upstream business development and established many successful international projects and strategic alliances in the upstream business for the Hungarian oil and gas incumbent company, MOL Group worldwide.

Gabriella PAP,

(LLM, MBA), Project Manager

  • Experienced executive with 20 years of professional background in the energy industry. Highly skilled in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Governance, Leadership, Renewable Energy, and Project Management.
  • Spent six years in a leadership role at E.ON working in the field of international and domestic gas sales. Was later responsible for the gas/electricity and M&A areas as deputy CEO at one of the biggest Hungarian state-owned energy companies, called MVM Group, controlling a budget in excess of EUR3bn.
  • Additionally, held various managerial positions including membership at the Energy Permanent Court of Arbitration until its cessation.
  • Has strong professional skills with a Bachelor’s degree in International Law and Legal Studies from Eötvös Loránd University.

András T. PELLER,

(Msc in Disaster Management, Business Administration, Technical Engineering) COO

  • He studied as an Economist at the College of Finance and Accountancy and as a Technical Manager at the Ybl Miklós University in Hungary. Later, he became MSc in Disaster Management at the University of Public Service in Budapest.
  • He built up an IT company which he was managing for more than ten years. As a seasoned and successful leader in the IT sector, he learned to manage a middle-sized company effectively in a highly competitive international market.
  • Being an enthusiast for technological advancements and for research and development, he accepted a partner role in SFPRD’s parent company, where he became the leader of operations of the R&D division.

Viktor KIS,

Founder-Owner, Investor

  • Eager to add maximum value to the business in full compliance with company culture, strategy, and regulations using a unique combination of twenty years’ experience in multinational banking and corporate sector coupled with a solid management background.
  • Holds a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) degree in finance and he has written two books under a pen name about his scientific specialty.
  • He is a Member of the Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


(MSc HR Management and Psychology), Key Account Manager

  • Graduated from the University of Buckingham in HR Management and pursues post-graduate studies at the Harvard Business School in Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the field of International Relations.
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships with professionals of all nations and organizational levels.
  • Develops trust relationships with a portfolio of our major clients.
  • Is responsible for maintaining long-term key customers by comprehending their requirements.
  • Expands the relationships with existing customers by continuously proposing solutions that meet their objectives.
  • Has native proficiency language skills in French and working proficiency in English.

Anonymized CVs of the Engineering Team in PDF.