About Tripal

In 2015 the TRIPAL GROUP sold in excess of two million pairs of safety shoes to a wide variety of industries around the globe. Based in Northamptonshire in the UK, we are positioned at the very heart of the traditional shoe-making industry, where for many generations some of the world’s finest shoes were designed, crafted and manufactured.

The TRIPAL GROUP was established in 1995 and has since come a long way from its humble beginnings when three friends with a background in safety and military footwear production founded the business in the small town of Raunds, Northamptonshire. This is a testament to the foresight of the three friends who recognised that the UK market for footwear manufacture was rapidly changing and becoming commercially difficult and thus looked further afield, expanding the business to sourcing and importing finished safety footwear into the UK.

Over the coming years, the TRIPAL GROUP continued to go from strength to strength and over this time identified additional areas for growth. Now as well as designing and sourcing footwear for our bespoke business the Group has launched its own brands, not only of safety footwear but also workwear and specialist slip resistant and outdoor footwear.

The growth, success and demands of the business dictated that in March 2016 we moved into our own purpose built premises in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, which as well as providing a larger footprint for our office and warehouse operations, has enabled us to establish our own on-site laboratory. The TRIPAL GROUP is fully committed to ongoing research and development with representation on the EN/TC161 European Safety Standards Committee and a collaboration agreement in place with Sheffield University, with one of its Polymer Chemists working for the business. 

Our Brands

The TRIPAL GROUP is made up of 2 brands each addressing a specific requirement within the market place. These brands are:

Anvil Traction is the UK Market Leader in slip resistant footwear technology specialising in world class safety and occupational slip resistant footwear.

Provides fully compliant Bespoke designed safety footwear branded for the customer.


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