Protective workwear manufacturer Sweet-Orr was founded in Wappingers Falls, New York, US, in 1871, with South African operations being established in 1931.
More than 140 years on, “We never let you down” remains the company’s motto as it advances its dominant position as a market leader.
Understanding that every workspace needs appropriate workwear to handle the prevailing environment and to ensure workforce safety, Sweet-Orr places continued emphasis on innovation, research and development. The company guarantees that its protective workwear always meets the highest standards, customer needs, industry requirements and regulations.
Sweet-Orr’s products give its clients the confidence to handle every job using protective workwear craftily engineered for the task. Garments are expertly designed and created by its highly skilled teams.
The company’s 5 500 m2 modern production facility in the Western Cape has the capacity to produce about 3 500 garments a day. The facility has in excess of 400 machines, 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 computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing systems.
Sweet-Orr has and will continue to invest in modern equipment.
The company was the first clothing manufacturer to be awarded the coveted South African Bureau of Standards mark bearing certification SANS 434 (SABS), achieving this accolade in 1978. Further, the company has a high-quality management system with ISO 9001-certification. It has also been the first to introduce various aspects of workwear design to the local retail industry.