WELCOME to the all new Sapema Website

Who we are?

The SA Protective Equipment Marketing Association was founded in the early sixties with the objective of representing manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment and lobbying on their behalf with the authorities and other bodies such as the SA Bureau of Standards.

At the August 2002 Annual General meeting, SAPEMA members decided to revitalise the Association and position itself to meet the challenges of the future and widen its sphere of influence. The following steps were taken to achieve this:

  • A new full-time secretariat was appointed
  • The Objectives and Constitution were revised
  • The name of the Association was changed from SA Protective Equipment Manufacturing Association to the name appearing above to enable it to widen its scope of possible members
  • Strong relationships were established with SABS and Working Groups have been established to interact with the standards writing committees of the SABS and to exert a strong influence into these activities
  • Additional Members are actively sought and to this effect a new information brochure has been produced (see insert in journal)

On 23 January 2003, the new constitution was adopted by the members in a special general meeting and the new SAPEMA was afloat.

The special general meeting was followed by a social function which included senior members form SABS invited to cement relationships with them.