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Sweet-Orr & Lybro (Pty) Ltd

P.O. Box 110, 7490 Cape Town
Cnr 8th Avenue and 16th Street Elsies River, 7490 Cape Town
South Africa
Telephone +27 21 9326921
Fax +27 21 9324934

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A+A 2019 hall map (Hall 11): stand D38

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A+A 2019 fairground map: Hall 11


Brandon White

Marketing & Brand Communications



Denver Berman-Jacob

Executive Director



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Safety at work
  • 01.01  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 01.01.12  General protective clothing

General protective clothing

  • 01  Safety at work
  • 01.01  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 01.01.16  Heat and fire-resistant clothing

Heat and fire-resistant clothing

  • 01  Safety at work
  • 01.01  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 01.01.19  Acid-resistant clothing
  • 01  Safety at work
  • 01.01  Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 01.01.23  PPE suppliers

Our products

Product category: General protective clothing, PPE suppliers

Essential Workwear Range

Our Essential Workwear range, is a basic requirement in achieving efficiency and productivity for low and medium risk environments. Sweet-Orr helps you find practical solutions in areas where safety may be compromised.

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Product category: Heat and fire-resistant clothing, PPE suppliers

Flame Retardant Range

Our broad range of garments are manufactured using Flame Retardant (FR) and Inherently Flame Retardant (IFR) materials, and can take the heat in low, medium and high-risk environments.

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Product category: Acid-resistant clothing, PPE suppliers

Acid Repellant Range

In the line of duty when dealing with volatile, flammable, dangerous, unhygienic materials and fluids, the occasional spill or burn is a harsh and hindering reality .You need functional and hardwearing protective wear that will rise to the occasion, so you can maintain focus every step of the way. Acid and corrosive chemicals pose a great safety risk in many environments.

Sweet-Orr acid repellant protective wear minimises risks in potentially hazardous work environments where acids, corrosive substances and contaminants persist.

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Product category: Heat and fire-resistant clothing, Acid-resistant clothing, PPE suppliers

Flame Acid Range

Working double duty, our Flame Acid range boasts Flame Retardant (FR) and Acid Repellant (AR) properties for use in complex environments with multiple safety risks.

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Product category: PPE suppliers

Footwear Range

When you spend all day on your feet, you need the right shoes to support, stabilize and protect you from the ankles down. Our boots are specially designed with steel toecaps and thick, flexible heels for increased shock absorption, comfort, and durability. When you need a strong foothold for a long, hard day – our boots are made for working.

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About us

Company details

Sweet-Orr was founded in Wappingers Falls, New York in 1871, with South African operations being established in 1931. We are the first clothing manufacturer to be awarded the coveted South African Bureau of Standards mark bearing certification, SANS 434 (SABS) in 1978.

Sweet-Orr boasts one of the industry’s most extensive and diverse selection of high-quality and innovative workwear. It ranges from utility casual and denim to essential and highly specialised protective workwear, such as acid repellent, flame retardant and flame acid garments, specially developed for low-medium and high-risk environments.

We understand that every workspace needs appropriate workwear to handle the prevailing environment and to ensure workforce safety. That is why we place continued emphasis on innovation, research and development, ensuring that our protective workwear always meets the highest standards, customer needs, industry requirements and regulations.

Our 5500m2 modern production facility has the capacity to produce approximately 3500 garments per day. The facility has machines in excess of 400, which include computerised pattern marker making machines, spreading and cutting machines, modern sewing machines and automated processors such as pocket and belt loop setting. The design and pattern making department is equipped with several workstations, which include the latest upgrades coinciding with CAD and CAM systems.

Our products give you the confidence to handle every job with protective workwear craftily engineered for the task. Garments are expertly designed and created by highly skilled teams. We service the petrochemical, mining, engineering, hospitality, aviation, combat, automotive, military and medical industries.

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Company data

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Area of business


Target groups
  • Work safety specialists (safety engineers and technicians)
  • Safety officers
  • Purchasing, procurement
  • Fire and disaster prevention officers
  • Emergency and crisis management officers
  • Planning and construction

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