8 September 2016
Rock Fall UK are jumping for joy after achieving their best ever monthly sales. The Derbyshire headquartered second generation manufacturer has built on continuous year on year growth that they have been experiencing since 2010.
The milestone is well timed as the company is on the cusp of celebrating its 19th year of trading later in September. This sustained growth is largely due to customer loyalty, product developments that enable them to supply into new markets and a huge focus on growing their export activities.
The Directors have a vision to develop the best fitting, lightest and best quality Safety Footwear available in the world. With this dream Stephen Noon founded the business. This mission is now being carried forward by sons Richard and Matthew. Today, they produce styles to pro-actively improve health, safety and working conditions with responsibly sourced speciality components from around the world.
Selling locally, nationally and internationally via a network of authorised distribution partners they pro-actively engage with major UK organisations to generate a demand for their range of products. Their boots are worn by over a million people around the world and include companies as large as Kier Construction, Balfour Beatty, Crossrail and Carillion.
During the past 12 months they have launched styles designed for sectors that are booming in the UK such as high value engineering, automotive and electronics industries that are being worn by employees of the likes of BMW, Honda and the Derby based, Pektron.
The strength of the team at Rock Fall is their knack of never standing still. They are in the final stages of development which will see them release a highly specialist boot designed for operators who install power lines, and is being designed in collaboration with a number of major utilities operators in the UK.
Increasing their export share is a key part of their growth strategy. They hold existing relationships that enable them to supply into Chile, France, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand and Nigeria. By working closely with UKTI they are ever expanding the list and adding countries that include Romania, Slovenia, Qatar and UAE.
Richard Noon, Director said
‘I joined the business in 2009, having grown up watching my parents build solid foundations for the future. The drive that our team, fellow directors and I have has yielded some wonderful results in recent years but we know that we have only scratched the surface of what is possible.’
‘The UK can be proud of its commitment to health and safety, the rest of the world looks to us to set the standards for safe working practices and achieving zero harm. We’ve proved over the last 12 months that the UK still has vast export opportunities and we are excited for the future.’
Rock Fall UK are a trusted provider of innovation and excellence in Safety Footwear since 1997. Calling on over 50 years of experience in shoe and boot design they manufacture the most specialist, robust and comfortable styles available. Industries include: Automotive, Construction, Coldstore, Electronics, Engineering, Foundry, Logistics, Manufacturing, Offshore, Rail, Security and Utilities.
Learn more at www.rockfall.com