A J Charnaud & Co (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1975 by Fiona and Andrew Charnaud to manufacture industrial rainwear for the South African market. The organisation has since expanded its range of products considerably over the years and now supplies advanced personal protective clothing and equipment to various sectors of the global economy.
The mining and firefighting industries have been major focus areas from the beginning and today still represent a significant portion of the organisations activities.
Involvement in the hot metal market goes back to 1978, including the primary aluminium smelter market since 1999 with the in-house developed ALu-SAFE®, a material which resisted molten aluminium and cryolite splash. A complete head-to-foot package of products has been built around ALu-SAFE®, including ultra-high heat and molten metal resistant footwear. Today Alu-SAFE® is internationally certified and the benchmark for personal protective clothing in the global aluminium industry.
In 2005 a full range of clothing and accessories to protect workers against the hazards of electric arc flash was launched under the SURVIVE-ARC® brand name. This product range caries full American, European and South African standards certification and is exported globally.
Almost all products are manufactured in South Africa with some complementary accessories being imported from a variety of global strategic partners. A J Charnaud & Co (Pty) Ltd is regarded as a leading global supplier of personal protective clothing against flames, heat, molten metal and electric arc protection. A complete head-to-foot range of certified products, supported with advanced professional and technical assistance are on offer.