About Us

Established in 2012, VM Holdings t/a Safety Wear Specialist is a 100% black-owned specialist wholesale and retail distributor of industrial safety wear, work wear and equipment.
We are a company focused on delivering superior quality products that meet prescribed local and international safety standards.

Currently our new retail outlet is conveniently situated at 90 Prince Mhlangana Road, Durban North, Durban and allows for the general public to purchase any of our quality products at affordable prices.
Our company comes from humble beginnings and since inception we have flourished significantly. Our new home is approximately 7 500m2 and houses a retail safety store of around 1 200m2 where our ever expanding range of merchandise is on display.

The substantially larger premises allows us to dispatch safety footwear and work wear to destinations in Kwa Zulu Natal and other provinces in South Africa as well as those customers beyond our borders.

We have built an enviable reputation with our customers based on competitive pricing, service excellence and the supply of high quality products.

We pride ourselves in being the sole distributor of the SABS approved Parabellum® safety shoes in KwaZulu Natal. Safety Wear Specialist has acquired the distribution rights for Kwa Zulu Natal which permits us to supply the exclusive range of Parabellum® Footwear throughout Southern Africa.

Safety Wear Specialist supply’s and distributes all types of industrial safety wear and equipment to both business and private enterprises nationally, including municipalities, manufacturers, labour brokers, construction companies as well as resellers and individuals just to name a few.

Most of our footwear is specifically designed to handle the daily grind of standard warehouse, factory & industrial arenas, while offering wearers comfort of safety however, our products are not intended for use in applications that do not comply with their stated uses. Our safety footwear is not manufactured for use in any environment other than the specific applications.

Our products are mostly proudly South African and manufactured in a SABS approved factory. As a proudly South African company, we strive to promote South African products and materials.
Footwear is sold as single pairs, and bulk orders are readily available. Discounts are allowed to bulk buyers. We have a large contingency of safety wear at all times.

Should you require pricing for safety wear, please contact our sales staff at Safety Wear Specialist and we will provide you with a competitive quotation on quality merchandise. Safety Wear Specialist has a dedicated and friendly team in place to efficiently process your order and provide you with advice and guidance in procuring safety wear.

We are a proudly level 1 BBBEE certified company.

Our current product range is not limited to and includes the following:

  • Conti Suits
  • Safety Boots
  • Safety Shoes
  • Parabellum Footwear
  • Combat Boots
  • Gumboots
  • Golf Shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Casual Footwear
  • Safety Accessories
  • Protective Clothing
  • Gloves
  • Spectacles
  • Earplug
  • Hard hats
  • Dusk masks
  • Reflective clothing

If you’re a re-seller or looking to buy in bulk, we are also able to where necessary source and provide obligation-free samples across our product range to you. In fact, if you’re unsure of what work wear is best suited for your business, we will assess your needs, size up your workforce and supply the perfect solution for you.

Why do business with Safety Wear Specialist?

COMMUNICATION: We believe in communication and the ability to avoid disappointment by consistent and honest communication throughout your entire experience with us.

SERVICE: We strive to adhere to personalized service where our knowledgeable, friendly and efficient team will communicate to you throughout each step of your experience with us.

PRODUCT DELIVERY: Ensuring prompt, consistent product delivery, while communicating every step of the order process with you.

EXPERT ADVICE: Using our extensive product knowledge to recommend and advocate the correct product relevant to your industry, requirements and budget.

TRANSPARENCY: Ensuring we are as open and honest with every aspect of our communications, business practice and supply chain, allowing you to feel like you are being treated as a worthy customer as opposed to just another number.

Industries and Applications

Our safety wear and equipment range caters for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. The product applications range from harsh environments with specialised safety concerns to the general protection demands of lighter industry including formal footwear and casual footwear.

We understand that our customers need to protect workers and visitors from hazards within the workplace. Across various industries, construction, mining, transport and more, Safety Wear Specialist will ensure that your employees are dressed for safety.

Safety Accessories

Workplace safety can mean different things for different environments. Whatever safety means for your role, Safety Wear Specialist can help you to achieve it. We stock high-quality, dependable safety products you can trust to keep employees and work sites safe and compliant with safety regulations.

We offer a variety of safety gear related accessories that will work with you, making your job easier, more productive and safe. Our accessories range from a variety of safety wear, including: suspension trauma straps to hard hats, safety goggles, dusk masks, gloves and reflective vests to name just a few.

Our Range of Safety Shoes for Women

In response to a very real and growing need in industry, namely the increasing number of women who are working in high-risk environments previously dominated by men, Safety Wear Specialist has introduced a range of SABS approved safety shoes especially designed for women.

Women’s feet are smaller and slimmer than men’s, meaning that previously male-orientated safety footwear is often uncomfortable and unappealing. Our women’s range boasts improved fit and comfort equating to less strain on the body, which in turn leads to a reduction in stress.

With this range of ladies’ safety footwear, female workers enjoy greater protection against injury, and feel better able to perform at their best.

Embroidery and Silk Screen Printing Options

We understand that our customers may want to tailor their garments that make them more their own. Custom embroidered apparel is a tremendous boost to any marketing strategy or event, and is always day-to-day appropriate in business. Custom embroidery and silk screen printing services are performed in-house at Safety Wear Specialists by our dedicated staff of knowledgeable onsite specialists who personally attend to each project.
Safety Wear Specialist offers you work wear and safety wear featuring your very own company logo, enabling you to enhance your professional image both to your customers and your employees.