Blundstone is a highly-integrated group of companies owned and operated by a family whose history can be traced back to the 1840s. This family purchased Blundstone Pty Ltd in 1932, amalgamating their footwear manufacturing operations under the Blundstone name. In 2000, Blundstone acquired the iconic John Bull brand, which was founded in New Zealand in 1934. Despite having grown into one of the world’s most recognisable boot brands, the company remains Tasmanian and retains its family values.
Blundstone’s headquarters are in Moonah, Tasmania, Thsis is where you will find their administration, sales, marketing, communications, quality management, customer service, and logistics sections. It’s also home to their research and design centre and gumboot factory, with the capacity to manufacture 400,000 pairs of gumboots a year.
Blundstone is committed to making the highest quality boots for everyday work and comfort. They manufacture their leather footwear overseas with current sourcing from Vietnam, India, Romania, China, and Mexico. Their gumboots are manufactured at their headquarters in Hobart. Blundstone employ their own personnel at overseas facilities to ensure the standard of manufacturing meets their stringent quality standards. Blundstone is a Quality Endorsed Company to ISO9001.
Decades of innovative design and production mean Blundstone now oversees a global supply chain bringing together the best ideas, components, and designs to complement a wide range of products – from the iconic elastic-sided boots loved worldwide, to gumboots, lace-up safety footwear for men and women, heavy industrial footwear, school shoes and casual boots. Their products are developed by a team based in Hobart who use the best resources available from all over the world to develop footwear that keeps pushing the boundaries.
Blundstone’s ongoing research and development activity sees constant improvement in comfort, protection, performance, and aesthetics to match the great fit and value. The Blundstone and John Bull boots they produce today are just as tough as they’ve always been, but are now a lot more comfortable too.
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