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One Worker Supporting Another

One Worker Supporting Another


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.


Local Procurement

If we’re serious about building a strong and sustainable local economy, it starts with our procurement processes. Lemaitre recognises its role not just as a local manufacturer but also a procurer of products and services. We earnestly support 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 our own workforce.


Local Manufacturing

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


Local Distribution

Our safety footwear is in demand throughout Africa, so we use 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, we are looking 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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Lemaitre Safety Footwear | as part of the BBF Safety Group.