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WHY CHOOSE BLACKROCK

At Blackrock our mission is to bring you affordable protection for you to work safely and we’re proud that our products keep hundreds of thousands of people safe every single day. We know that when you wear a Blackrock product you put your trust in us and we take that responsibility very seriously. We have longstanding relationships with manufacturers, who we treat not just as suppliers but as partners and who share our values of honesty, integrity and fairness. Our sourcing and product development teams are constantly working together with them to develop new ranges and styles and introduce new technologies to give better protection.

WHO WE ARE

Based in Manchester, UK, Blackrock is owned by Rodo Ltd, a family business with family values that are at the heart of everything we do. Rodo was established in 1926, supplying brushes to the textile industry in east Manchester and with an entrepreneurial spirit at its heart that still drives us almost 100 years later. Product is the lifeblood of our business and our passion: nothing excites us as much as product development.

The Rodo of today has two business divisions: one supplying decorating tools and accessories, and the other supplying safety footwear, hi-vis and PPE. Whilst Blackrock can trace its history back to 2004, Rodo was sourcing safety products as long ago as the 1970s and everything we learned in the years leading up to 2004 laid the foundations for the Blackrock brand.

"WORKING WITH THE BLACKROCK BRAND AND RODO HAS MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO OUR ORGANISATION. WE'VE BUILT A STRONG RELATIONSHIP OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS AND THE STABILITY HAS MEANT WE COULD DEVELOP NEW LINES, NEW WORKING PRACTICES AND IMPROVE THE FACILITIES THROUGHOUT OUR BUSINESS."

Footwear supplier operations director

Since its launch in 2004, Blackrock has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of safety footwear and printed high visibility clothing, with a growing business in gloves and protective equipment. Our customers include industry, corporate outfitters, safety distributors and trade merchants and, whilst we love talking to the people who wear our products, we are business to business and never undercut our customers by selling direct.

"We've seen the Blackrock brand grow in strength over the past few years that we've worked with them. They give us quality, but at sensible prices, backed by their knowledgeable staff which has meant our customers put a great deal of trust in the products and have become loyal over the years."

Safety Footwear Buyer; PPE Distributor

Ethical Trading

Responsible sourcing isn’t just a box to be ticked, it’s a conscious decision and something to be taken seriously.

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If you’re interested in becoming a distributor or stockist of Blackrock products - both in the UK and in other countries - we’d love to hear from you. Please complete the short form on the attached link and we’ll arrange for one of our representatives to give you a call.

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Our Safety Standards

You’ve got enough things to worry about: safety shouldn’t be one of them. Independently certified to international standards and continuously tested to ensure the latest batch is as good as the first, you can rest easy: you’re in safe hands with Blackrock.

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