About the DOT Group:

Founded in 2005 by Uriel Gochin, DOT Safety Footwear is Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer, stockist and wholesaler of safety footwear.

Supplying a comprehensive range of safety and industrial footwear we continuously live up to our pledge of Consistency, Durability and Reliability.

Each brand and product within our group has been specifically designed and engineered to fit the unique challenges and requirements of your particular market and industry.

Our trusted brands include:

DOT – A comprehensive range of Quality Footwear at Competitive Prices, including a diverse range of PVC gumboots, which are manufactured in our local factory in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Patriot – Reliable and dependable Security Footwear, tested to endure the toughest combat environments.

Ella – A dynamic range of Ladies Fashion Safety Footwear.

JCB – A Premium Range of footwear, engineered from the finest quality materials just like our machinery. Exclusively and proudly licensed from the world-renowned, UK based, J.C Bamford Excavators  Ltd. (JCB) 

TITAN – A stylish and durable range of CE EN ISO 20345 Approved Safety Footwear

Consistency in supply and the availability of our products are essential components to our ongoing success.

With an excess of over 200,000 pairs of boots and shoes in stock in our Johannesburg warehouse alone, The DOT Group is a leading safety footwear specialist.

We have a passion for safety and we pride ourselves on our core values of integrity, humility, collaboration and service excellence.

About the Team:

Uriel Gochin – Founder & CEO

Uriel Gochin founded the Department of Threads (DOT) in 2005 as a generalist reseller of corporate clothing, PPE, and industrial cleaning products shortly after migrating to become a specialist in safety footwear. Through his dynamic vision, strategic leadership, and commitment to stockholding and customer service, DOT has become one of Southern Africa’s most trusted names in safety footwear. Today the DOT Groups products can be found in over 17 countries.

Len Gerber OBM – Financial Director

Mr. Len Gerber CA (SA) served as Financial Director of DOT Safety Footwear from 2007-2019.
Qualifying through Wits university and the Board of Accountants cum laude, he served as the senior financial manager at Adcock Ingram as well as Metcash until joining DOT in 2007.
His endearing spirit and kind approach are sorely missed.
He proved irreplaceable.

Oren Kirkel – Sales Director

Joining the company in 2010, Oren has been a major force and contributor to the growth and good reputation that has become synonymous with the DOT name. As the leader of the sales department, his dedication and devotion to the business and our customers are evident in all his interactions. With the latest launch of the JCB Safety Footwear range, we look forward to growing into new markets and territories.

Lindsey Sforza – Operations Manager

True to the DOT team, Lindsey has been with the company since its inception and forms the backbone of our operation. The efficiency of the DOT service is owed in no small part to Lindsey.

Mike Fox – Sales Expert

Formerly a shareholder and Director at G. Fox & Co. Mr. Mike Fox joined the DOT group right in the very beginning. Mr. Fox has over 51 years of experience in the safety and industrial market. Today Mike is a legend in the industry and has continuously contributed to the ongoing growth and success of DOT Safety Footwear.

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