Cameron Balloons Today

Cameron Balloons Ltd. is the world’s largest manufacturer of man-carrying balloons and has been for several decades. The company carries full approval and type certifications from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and many authorities in other parts of the world. The product range extends far beyond balloons and the many other products shown on this web site are all made with that same approach to quality control.

Sewing Floor

The factory and technical offices are located in the south of Bristol, England. There is a staff of 60 comprising technical specialists and skilled machinists. Staff turnover is low; the average years of service is more than sixteen, resulting in an exceptional body of experience.

Large Media Printer

Facilities include sewing machines, RF and hot air welding machines, a computer-controlled cutting table, a wide-format printer with a capability for printing double curvature images and photo-realistic artwork on a giant scale. The mechanical facilities include a machine shop, stainless steel welding and mechanical assembly areas.

Large RF Welding Machine

The technical facilities comprise the latest computer aided design software and also proprietary fabric design software which has been developed in house. There is a laboratory for testing of fabrics and components, including tensile test machines and a facility for exposing fabrics to ultra-violet and simulated weather.


Cameron Balloons Ltd. remains the world’s largest manufacturer of man-carrying balloons although a large part of its business is in other, mainly fabric, products. Anything can be produced in fabrics and, as other parts of this web-site show, the range is very wide. Projects tend to be those which require a degree of technical challenge and some standard products such as bouncy castles and garden gazebos, while perfectly possible, are probably best left to specialised producers.