In 1998, CVC Funds completed the acquisition of Jallatte, the leading European manufacturer of industrial safety footwear.
Jallatte specialises in the injection of carbon polymers to create flexible, yet sturdy safety footwear for a range of sectors, including the construction, mining and farming industries. In 2004, Jallatte saw a group turnover generated of €79 million, selling more than 3.5 million pairs of shoes or boots.
Today, the company’s total personnel exceeds 4300 people worldwide, including 550 in Europe. It has three factories and one tannery in France, four commercial subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain, plus a further production site in Tunisia. Internationally, Jallatte has maintained a strong commercial presence with 30% of market volume ion Europe covered by the six brands: Jallatte®, Auda®, Lupos™, Impact™, Almar, Aimont.