Cattell’s was founded in 1961 by Fred Cattell, he started in the retail footwear industry and grew to have 3 retail stores in the Springs area, trading as Cattell’s Shoe Centre. In 2002 the retail stores were closed much to the disappointment of many customers and friends, concentrating mainly on wholesale and retailing of Safety Footwear. Our trading name changed to Cattell’s Industrial Footwear, which is more to the core of our business. The late Fred Cattell’s son Rob joined his father in 1964 and in 2010 Rob’s son Raymond joined the business.
Safety footwear was introduced into the business in 1989, when Bagshaw started manufacturing Lemaitre safety footwear. Distributors of PPE are our main clients, over the next few years the industrial business flourished and today we have grown to become the largest independent distributor of safety footwear in South Africa. Based in Nuffield, an industrial area of Springs very close to the N17 toll road. Priding ourselves in giving our customers (who become our friends) excellent service and competitive pricing which we are well known for.
Servicing clients throughout the country as well as cross boarder, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and many more. Our premises are spacious, over 1,000 sq meter and have over 18,000 pairs in stock and it is seldom that we cannot assist our clients. We stock major South African brands – Lemaitre & Fuel made by Bagshaw Footwear in Port Elizabeth. Bova & SiSi brands which are made by Beier Safety Footwear in Pinetown as well as Bata Industrials in Pinetown Imported brands, Rebel Safety Footwear and Caterpillar Industrial Safety Footwear.
With many years’ experience in the shoe trade we take pride in offering excellent service and competitive pricing keeping the footwear trade moving at a fast pace. Please contact us to get professional advice for all your needs in the safety footwear. If we are not available our competent sales team will assist you and if they are stumped they will get back to you with the appropriate answers.