The A+A 2017 Trade Fair once again showed us why it is the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security and health at work. With over 67,000 visitors and 1,931 exhibitors from 63 countries there was a lot on offer for all in attendance. The key theme of the fair was the investment in people and their health and safety in the workplace. These themes are key to Lee Cooper Workwear and Goodyear Safetywear which Pan World Brands exhibited in Dusseldorf this year with great success.
A+A 2017 Review
The A+A Trade Fair is a great opportunity to engage with multiple manufacturers, suppliers, competitors and distributors to achieve a common goal in helping businesses reach greater potential and achieve safety, security and health objectives in the workplace. As always, engaging with exhibitors and visitors proved to be very informative and educational in regards to safety developments and trends within the market. Pan World Brands was pleased to exhibit the Lee Cooper and Goodyear collections which were very well received and much interest was expressed in the existing range and new additions which debuted at the show.
What we learnt at A+A 2017
There has been continuous market growth in the personal protective equipment (PPE) and protective clothing sectors in recent years throughout the UK and Europe. In Germany alone there has been a 9.2% growth in the PPE market between 2014 and 2016 (source: www.aplusa-online.com). This market growth is evident with A+A Trade Fair increasing in both size and scope with each biannual event.
As protective workwear materials and garment construction have advanced it has allowed for more fashionable and comfortable protective workwear to be produced. The market now demands fashionable workwear that provides protection on the work site and is suitable to be worn anywhere. Advancements in composite materials has allowed for lighter construction safety footwear in more sporty and fashionable designs which meet market demands. Long gone are the days of unfashionable and uncomfortable workwear.
Goodyear and Lee Cooper Collections
At A+A 2017 these market trends were evident with much interest shown in the innovative award-winning Goodyear Safety Footwear range which consists of many light-weight athletic designs. Among the favourites are the sporty athletic trainer style footwear of GYSHU1502 and GYSHU1503. Highlighting the importance of producing safety footwear and protective clothing which does not feel or look like traditional PPE.
Pan World Brands also exhibited the all new Goodyear Workwear collection of garments which meet stringent safety standards with contemporary design and performance. The range is composed of hard wearing performance fabrics which do not compromise on comfort or ease of movement and making it ideal for the wearer.
As always, there was much interest in the fashionable Lee Cooper Workwear range, Lee Cooper is establishing itself as one of the most fashionable workwear brands in the market. From the retro baseball style safety footwear to fully waterproof tape seamed jackets, Lee Cooper proves that workwear can be functional and fashionable.
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