Boots are 100% Australian made and owned. The Cloros family who
operate the business are 4th Generation boot makers. Family members
work hands on in the factory every day, to ensure the highest
standard of production quality.
means vision . In the early 1990s the Australian Government accelerated
the removal of Tariff barriers protecting Australian Boot makers.
Many footwear manufacturers decided to use this opportunity to
source cheap semi finished products from third World Countries
where costs are low.
Redback decided to go the opposite way. The Cloros family decided
there was a market for hand made, high quality specialist boots
for specific industry purposes. And began making a high quality
range of boots for Firefighters, Police, Paramedics, Smelter and
Steel makers, and Defense Force personnel. These boots are now
exported to customers around the world.
experience gained from the rigorous demands placed on them to
develop this high performance specialist footwear have led Redback
to build a range of General Purpose Industrial, Hike and Casual
Redback Boots are tougher, lighter and more comfortable than ordinary
footwear Redback has achieved enormous growth. Starting with just
5 employees in 1989 there are now over 100 people involved in
boot production and distribution from their Sydney factory for
Australian and Export Markets
Redback Boots have been made under various Australian Government
approved and externally audited Quality Assurance schemes.
and Quality Management System is ISO 9001 accredited
by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
company's Steel Toe Products are certified to the Australian
& New Zealand Protective Footwear Standard AS/NZS2210.2.
These products also comply with the US ANSI standard.
Redback has also attained accreditation for the NFPA
1971 Standard for Protective Ensemble for Structural
Fire fighting - 1997 edition.
These Fire-fighter Boots also meet or exceed the EN-344
All our boots are made in Australia by workers who are employed
under Government regulated awards. All Redback workers have a
superannuation plan for retirement, Workplace safety insurance
and comprehensive Government Medical care - employees are free
to join a union if they so wish. The Redback factory complies
with all Government Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
and Equal Opportunity Requirements.
experience in making small production runs of highly specialised
boots make them ideally suited to providing customers with industry
specific footwear. As part of its commitment to meeting customer
needs Redback looks at the total range of footwear requirements
and foot related issues.
has broadened its scope to include a wider range of foot-related
issues. We recognize that there are other elements contributing
to a successful and durable outcome from its footwear program
- such as the wearer's foot health and performance, education,
correct fitting and usage. To turn these other needs into practical
and complementary services, Redback consults and collaborates
with a range of specialists and other service companies in the
started at a time when most Australian Footwear manufactures were
selling up or going offshore to countries with cheap labour. Those
that stayed started importing partially finished footwear with
most of the labour already done Ð then finishing them and calling
them Australian made.
had a vision to focus on genuinely 100% Australian made boots
with locally sourced premium grade leathers and materials.
is commited to Australia. Since 1989 we have invested over 10
million dollars in state of the art shoe making equipment so that
our skilled craftsmen maximise productivity and value to our customers.
dramatic growth of the company is testimony to the fact that many
customers share our vision as they benefit from using comfortable,
lightweight and hardwearing boots.
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