Locally produced safety footwear manufactured by workers for workers

Lemaitre Safety Footwear has been working behind the scenes on a number of new ranges for various applications.

For more than 30 years, Lemaitre has supported South African workers with locally manufactured, top quality safety footwear, and responsible sourcing that supports local industries. Now more than ever, it’s one worker supporting another in order to boost the economy and get South Africa back on its feet. Lemaitre Safety Footwear as part of the BBF Safety Group, has long been a staunch supporter of not just manufacturing locally, but sourcing local suppliers and components as far as possible to support the people and communities of this great country. With the economic and humanitarian challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now up to all of us to support local products, services and businesses wherever possible to fast-track our economic recovery.

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By manufacturing and distributing safety footwear products of the highest quality, Lemaitre looks out for the hardworking people who are building a stronger South Africa

Local Procurement

Lemaitre is serious about building a strong and sustainable local economy, and it starts with its procurement processes. The company recognises its role not just as a local manufacturer but also a procurer of products and services. It earnestly supports local businesses and SMMEs by sourcing key components, and outsourcing some of our production work. This ensures that Lemaitre safety footwear is contributing to the local economy and the communities beyond even its own workforce.

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Lemaitre uppers are produced in South Africa in its factory in Port Elizabeth and also through various independent CMTs

Local manufacturing

Lemaitre believes in what it can accomplish locally. With over 400 employees, it is serious about job creation. Most of the work and labour required in manufacturing its safety footwear goes into the upper construction. Lemaitre uppers are produced in South Africa in its factory in Port Elizabeth and also through various independent CMTs. Together, it produces Proudly South African safety footwear that protects workers across various industries, and lays the foundations of positive change.

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Lemaitre’s safety footwear is in demand throughout Africa, so it uses the capability of local companies to get it there

Local distribution

Its safety footwear is in demand throughout Africa, so it uses the capability of local companies to get it there – which includes transporting, warehousing and reselling. After all, South Africans have always shown the ability to go the extra mile.

Keeping workers’ safe across industries and applications

By manufacturing and distributing safety footwear products of the highest quality, Lemaitre looks out for the hardworking people who are building a stronger South Africa. Lemaitre Safety Footwear is proudly manufactured by workers, for workers.

It’s time for us to all play our part in rebuilding the economy. As a major enterprise, small business or even an individual consumer; without compromising on quality let’s start interrogating our purchasing decisions, and supporting each in pursuit of a brighter future for all.



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