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Championing Local Manufacturing in Workplace Safety Solutions

BBF Safety Group, with its head offices located in Pinetown KZN, is an integrated workplace safety solutions provider that helps customers create safe working environments.  BBF Safety was formed on the basis of championing local manufacturing, procurement and SMME development – an objective more relevant now to get the South African economy back on its feet than possibly any other time in this country’s history.

How it Began

In 2014, four of South Africa’s largest safety footwear manufacturers joined forces to create BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd. The merger created the largest safety footwear manufacturer in Africa.

Since then BBF has transitioned to being an integrated workplace safety solutions provider now offering a full portfolio of head-to-toe Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and SHEQ services including training.

We are a proudly South African business, employing more than 1,200 people at four ISO:9001 accredited manufacturing facilities across the country.


The Portfolio

BBF’s safety footwear portfolio incorporates renowned brands such as Lemaitre, Frams, Bronx Safety, Sisi and South Africa’s market-leading Bova range which is manufactured from the Pinetown premises. Wayne gumboots as part of the portfolio has long been established as one of Africa’s leading gumboot manufacturers having serviced the South African market for 80 years and counting.


We also manufacture workwear, Fall Arrest systems and specialized thermal protection wear, while the Nikki brand of hard hats and face masks is well-established in the head and respiratory protection categories. As an entity BBF is able to supply solutions throughout the various PPE categories, actively working to industrialise and localize ranges as far as possible.


Industrialisation, Transformation & Development

BBF Safety Group’s mission has been to ensure economic empowerment, transformation and development in South Africa, forging partnerships with local SMMEs both upstream and downstream of the supply chain to create a network of highly committed, professional and efficient local suppliers and distributors.

We will continue to strive to service the safety needs of industries both domestically and abroad, while playing our part to drive the South African economy; through both our own manufacturing and services, as well as the suppliers and business partners with whom we work.


Find out more about our workplace safety solutions.

+27 31 710 0400


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