STEPLITE X wellington boots launched last winter by Bekina have just won an award at the prestigious ‘2011 Preventica Health and Safety at Work Exhibition’ in Rennes, France.
PREVENTICA PRIZE FOR BEKINA BOOTS
Each year during this international trade show awards are made by a panel of judges for initiatives that reduce risk of injury at work.
The Bekina Steplite X award was made in the Personal Protective Equipment category as these boots are designed to improve working conditions for farmers.
A delighted Brecht Debruyne, UK and ROI sales manager at Bekina, said that this Steplite X show success at Preventica comes after first year sales far exceeded expectations.
“The boot is designed with comfort and safety to the fore with the entire sole in contact with the ground as the front does not curve up. Equally important the thick sole and heel reduces pressure on the foot when walking over uneven ground, jumping on and off tractors or climbing over gates.
“Wider fitting Bekina Steplite X wellies feature a shock absorbing zone in the heel and come with free, shock and moisture absorbing, insulated insoles. These award winning wellies also have an enhanced slip resistant profile and resistance to oil, fat and farmyard manures.”
Brecht adding that the farmers’ favourite PU wellington boot, the Bekina Steplite X, is available with or without steel toecap and steel sole.
For further details visit website www.bekina.be or contact Agrihealth on LoCall 1890 200 999.in the ROI, freephone Agrihealth 0800 731 2490 in the UK.
BEKINA HOSTS AGRIHEALTH VISIT
Bekina, a family owned Belgian firm, has dramatically increased production capacity as demand for Steplite X boots launched last winter on the Irish market has far exceeded expectations.
During their visit to the factory the Agrihealth team developed their product awareness and gained an insight into the technology behind the design, manufacture and despatch of both Steplite X and Thermolite boots.
Then followed an opportunity at meetings in the university city of Ghent to discuss market development plans for the coming autumn and winter.
WELLIES MAKE WEARY FEET 40% LIGHTER
FARMERS nationwide are taking the weight off their weary feed by switching to Steplite X wellies from the Xperts in farm boots, Bekina.
Manufactured from polyurethane, PU, these longer lasting, moderately priced boots are 40% lighter than traditional rubber wellies so at every step a pound less weight is carried!
. For a farmer walking five miles around stock on a winter’s day this means 20,000 fewer pounds lifted and laid so a lot less effort is expended. Effort saved when every ounce of energy is needed during busy winter weeks calving cows and lambing sheep.
Not only are PU boots extremely light, but with 20 years experience in using this foot friendly material Bekina design wellies with safety and comfort in mind that last and last.
Above all, foundering feet become a folk memory when wellington boots from Bekina are worn as PU contains trapped micro-air bubbles to keep the foot warm in winter, cool in summer.
Indeed Bekina Steplite X wellingtons keep farm feet warm in temperatures as cold as minus 20C.
15 YEARS ROYAL SUCCESS
ROYAL Welsh Show 2011 was another record breaker for farm suppliers Ivor and Sue James, who have had a successful stand at Britain’s largest agricultural event for 15 years.
Operating since 1984 from their family farm between Builth Wells and Llandrindrod Wells in Powys as I D & S B James Country Supplies Ltd they attend major farming events across Wales and England.
“Like our customers we must keep changing to meet market demand, be that up grading the website, which generates most of our orders, or, as happened last year, introducing wellies that keep feet warm down to minus 20C,” Ivor explained.
“These extra comfortable Bekina Steplite X boots are moulded from 40% lighter Polyurethane, a foamed material containing trapped air bubbles to provide insulation thus keeping farm feet warm in winter, yet cool in summer.”
Responding rapidly to rural residents needs is clearly the secret of Ivor and Sue’s success with their own James Sheep Dressing Table now proving very popular.
Designed by Ivor it takes the back ache out of preparing sheep for shows by raising the securely haltered animal to an ideal height.
Built to last the James Sheep Dressing Table retailing at £485 comes with a winch and braking system to reduce the risk of injury to either owner or animal.
For further details visit www.jamescountrysupplies.co.uk or tel; 01982 570200.
WELLIES A WINNER WITH VETS
BRITISH VETS, like UK farmers, are switching to the Bekina Steplite X wellington boots launched last year claims Paul Redmond of distributor Agrihealth.
“Farmers wear wellies for long hours so Bekina Steplite Xs from Belgium quickly became the top selling polyurethane boots in the British Isles. 40% lighter than traditional rubber or PVC boots they last three times longer and are wide fitting for extra comfort. Slip resistant and thermo-insulated these boots are a real comfort zone for farm feet come winter or summer.
“Vets however have extra reasons for buying Bekina wellingtons. Not only do large animal vets wear boots a lot, but they also take them on and off many times a day.
“The Steplite X is designed to ensure pulling boots on and off is simpler with the sloping tops making it easier to tuck in trousers. I also find the self cleaning soles a big plus points with vets.”
For details of stockists contact Agrihealth freephone 0800 269 180 or visit website www.bekina.be
STEPLITE X IS A TREAT FOR FARMING FEET
OUR damp, mild climate means farmers in Wales wear wellies for more days every year than country folk almost anywhere else in Europe.
Now those tired farm feet are in for a treat with the launch by Bekina of their latest Steplite X wellington boots. Manufactured from comfortable polyurethane these are 40% lighter than rubber or PVC boots.
Being manufactured using polyurethane also means Bekina Steplite X wellies typically last three times longer than PVC or rubber wellingtons. Just as important, the light as a feather air-foamed structure of the Steplite X has proven thermo-insulating properties that keep feet warm in winter yet cool when summer arrives!
With a wider fitting for extra comfort Bekina Steplite X wellies also feature a shock absorbing zone in the heel and are supplied with free shock and moisture absorbing, insulated insoles. These cost effective, new generation wellie boots have an enhanced slip resistant profile and resistance to oil, fat and farmyard manures.
With the emphasis on comfort and durability the Steplite X design includes a self-cleaning sole profile plus a heel spur to make wellie removal easier.
Good news for farmers’ feet the new Bekina Steplite X wellington boot is already available nationwide from agricultural merchants.
POLITICANS SEEK THE POPULAR BOOT - CANDIDATES PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD
ELECTION time from Cork to Craigavon and politicians island-wide seek the popular boot, the Bekina Steplite X.
Or so it seems from these photos showing Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin canvassing for the farm vote as the Republic goes to the polls.
250 miles north farmer’s wife and District Councillor Jo-Anne Dobson is equally impressed with that fast selling boot, the Bekina Steplite X.
Ulster Unionist Jo-Anne is on the road to becoming an Upper Bann MLA at the May 5 elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly.
If Michael or Jo-Anne prove as popular with country folk as Bekina wellies then their seats are safe!
Launched a year past Bekina Steplite X boots are a treat for feet during 18-hour days lambing sheep or canvassing up Armagh lanes and down Cork boreens.
Manufactured in Flanders from polyurethane Bekina Steplite X wellies are 40% lighter than rubber or PVC boots and typically last three times longer.
They also feature a shock-absorbing zone in the heel and free insulated insoles. Bekina agents Agrihealth adding that these keenly priced farm wellingtons have an enhanced slip resistant profile and resistance to manures.
Ideal for politicians trying not to slip up at the hustings!