BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd. (BBF) was born from a merger of some of the most respected safety footwear manufacturers in South Africa: Bagshaw Footwear, Beier Safety Footwear, Bronx Safety, United Frams and Wayne Plastics.
With over 200 years combined experience in footwear manufacturing and a solid footprint in the African continent, the Group knows the complexities of operating in developing nations, the challenges their customers encounter, and the solutions to overcoming them.
“By knowing our customers and remaining ahead of the curve in product performance and manufacturing technology, we maintain our position as a leader in safety footwear,” comments Tven Heyer, Group Export Manager for BFF Safety Group. “As an organisation we’re committed to continuous development for improved technical product leadership, performance, quality and enhancing the customer experience.”
The joining of the five organisations means BFF customers have a single contact point to access some of the most trusted and recognised brands:
Bova safety footwear offers a comprehensive range covering Lightwear, Heavywear, Extremewear and Paramilitary applications. Bova is one of the premium brands within the stable and is engineered to the highest international standards for safety and comfort, with many styles accredited by the Podiatry Association of South Africa.
Bronx Safety combines fashion, comfort and durability and has made a name for itself as a leading street-style brand. Customers of the Bronx Safety Range choose the brand for the ease at which it allows them to transition from the office and construction site to trending after-work events.
Frams safety footwear is not only the oldest brand within the BBF stable, but it is also one of the original safety footwear brands in Southern Africa. Frams has earned a reputation for offering consistent, economical and reliable footwear targeted at those on a budget and contract workers.
Fuel is renowned for its advanced range of safety footwear engineered for specialist applications. The brand offers a range of products, purpose-built to handle extreme environments and niche applications.
Inyati is a value offering for extreme environments, featuring injected dual density PU/ Rubber soles with full-grain leather uppers. The product range offers heat resistance up to 300 C as well as resistance to acid, oils and chemicals.
Lemaitre is targeted towards professionals who need to adapt to diverse working environments. This premium range is technically engineered and focuses on four key areas: comfort, slip resistance, torsion control and general heavy wear applications.
Sisi was born out of a need for an all-female range and offers women access to products that make then look and feel great. Targeted towards women who work in light – and – heavywear conditions, the range is manufactured on women-specific moulds, which aid in comfort, thereby decreasing fatigue.
Wayne is a leading brand of PVC and Polyurethane gumboots, specialising in the mining, agriculture, manufacturing, food processing, hygiene and general-purpose industries. With a global reputation for superior quality that meets many international safety standards, Wayne offers reliable waterproof footwear for an array of conditions.
With a fully comprehensive range at various price tiers, BBF and its stable of brands has a proven record in local and international markets.
“We are currently exporting to over 40 countries across the globe, and we are seeing this number grow on an annual basis,” adds Heyer. “Our extensive footwear range covers the majority of safety footwear types, making us relevant to a multitude of sectors.
With a solution for almost any industry, BBF can partner to supply the necessary protection for the conditions at hand thereby ensuring that employee health and safety is protected at all times. “We’ve been working with international partners for many years, and we know the import and export regulations of various territories and the local nuances that exist – but above all, we know safety footwear,” Conclude Heyer.
BBF Safety Group currently exports to Angola, Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, The DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North America, Papa New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The range offered by the BBF brands consist of the following shoe construction
- Single density PU safety shoes and boots
- Double density PU / PU safety shoes and boots
- TPU / PU safety shoes and boots
- Rubber / PU safety shoes and boots
- Vulcanized rubber shoes and boots
- PVC Gumboots
- PVC / Nitrile Gumboots
- PU Gumboots
International accreditations include
- AS/NZS 2210:3
- SABS ISO 9001
- SANS 20345
- SANS 20347
- PASA (Podiatry Association of South Africa)
For more information contact Tven Heyer –Group Export Manager at BBF Safety Group: