Hevea B.V.

Dunlop® and Vibram® introduce new Explorer boot for Oil and Gas Industry

Exclusive partnership for safety and quality

Düsseldorf, November 5th, 2013 –Dunlop® Protective Footwear and Vibram® introduce the Dunlop Explorer, a Purofort® boot especially developed for the Oil and Gas Industry.

Natural resources exploration involves many industries and functions, however all have the same requirements of safety coupled with high-quality materials. The new Dunlop® Explorer combines the benefits of high pressure PU Purofort® in the iconic Thermo+ boot with the established slip qualities of a rubber sole, provided by the market leader Vibram®.

Allard Bijlsma, CEO of Dunlop® Protective Footwear, continuous; “With this exclusive partnership we continue to push innovation and differentiation to new heights.”

Vincenzo Milani, Area Manager of Vibram®, “We are proud to strengthen our commitments in the work and safety sector thanks to this new partnership.”

Dunlop® Explorer

Protection and safety are the most important demands in the Oil and Gas Industry. They need footwear that both protects their feet against slips and trips as well as falling/moving objects. Further more, the footwear must be oil and seawater resistant.

Boots needs to be comfortable. The Dunlop® Explorer is shock absorbing and flexible due to the Purofort® cell structure. Purofort® also insulates down to -50°Celsius, keeping feet warm and dry.

The Vibram® Fire and Ice Sole is engineered for the highest range of temperatures, from -20° to +250°C. And meets the NFPA requirements for flame resistance. The engraved shank provides better traction on uneven ground.


About Dunlop® Protective Footwear
Dunlop® is the leading global manufacturer of waterproof general purpose and professional work boots. Dunlop® Protective Footwear helps improve the lives of around 10 million feet across the world each day. Originally founded as Hevea bv, the Dunlop® brand was incorporated in 1996 to combine knowledge and skill resulting in the unique Purofort® material technology.

Available in more than 50 countries worldwide, Dunlop® puts the end-user first in all aspects of the business with special focus on the segments Agriculture, Food processing, Construction and Oil&Gas.

For more information, please contact:

Bibi Bemelmans
T: 020 – 220 0220
E: Bibi.Bemelmans@lewispr.com

Dunlop® Protective Footwear
Jan Bongers, marketing director
T: +31 (0)572 362 206
E: j.bongers@dunlopboots.com
W: www.dunlopboots.com