Stimela Wins a DISA Award

Established in 1969, as a division of the South African Bureau of Standards, DISA promotes design in South Africa through a variety of initiatives. The DISA Awards seek to promote and recognize the achievements of South African product designers and thereby encouraging excellence in local product design and manufacturing.

The Stimela mining gumboot won the prestigious Design Institute South Africa (DISA) award, in 2007. Stimela was awarded for its technologically innovative comfort and safety design features, under the Mechanical and Electrical Power Engineering, Transport, Agriculture, Mining and Machinery category.

"Receiving this award is a strong validation for our vision of delivering innovative, superior quality PVC gumboots," said Jon Robb, Managing Director at Neptun Boot. "This confirms that the Stimela gumboot is a clear leader in innovation and technology within the mining footwear industry."