WATERLOO, Ont. August 31, 2016: Swenco Limited of Waterloo, Ont. and Redbacks Cushioning Ltd. of the United Kingdom have agreed to co-brand Redbacks knee pads with Swenco’s Steel-Flex label in North America.
“This is a very innovative product that aligns nicely with the high standards of quality and protection set by the Steel-Flex Puncture Resistant Insole and the Steel-Flex Steel Toe Overshoe,” said Matthew Rowlands, Swenco’s assistant general manager. “The hard-working North American knee is about to get some much-needed stress relief.’’
The knee pads will be available this fall at select retailers and industrial distributors.
Redbacks builds the knee pads on a flexible, honeycombed structure instead of foam. The honeycomb holds a “leaf-spring” membrane that Redbacks developed to dissipate pressure, add comfort and reduce the risk of long-term harm to the knee joint.
While eyes and feet often get most of the attention when it comes to safety at home and work, knees are also prone to injury from sudden strains, as well as stress over time. Hospitals perform almost 800,000 knee-replacement procedures a year in North America.
“Five years of research and scientific testing were devoted to creating the most advanced knee protection in the world using the unique, patented Redbacks Cushioning® leaf-spring technology,” said Clifford Lockyer, chief executive officer of Redbacks Cushioning Ltd. “Your car does not use pads, it uses a suspension system. Your knees deserve nothing less.”
Waterproof, machine-washable and built for comfort, Redbacks knee pads come in two formats: one that straps over the knee, and one that slips into knee pockets of specially designed workwear.
“This agreement underscores Swenco's commitment to developing and sourcing products that help people safely pursue their work and recreational activities,” Rowlands said.
About Swenco Limited
For more than 50 years, Swenco Limited has been North America’s largest manufacturer and most-trusted supplier of engineered safety components used in most recognized brands of safety footwear, including Honeywell, Kodiak, Timberland, Dakota, Terra, STC, Red Wing, Baffin and many others.
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About Redbacks Cushioning Ltd.
Formed in 2011, Redbacks Cushioning helps people work safer, more comfortably and longer, whatever their working or leisure environment. Their mission is to develop class-leading products that promote good health, comfort and well-being by reducing pressure on the human anatomy.
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