About Us

Sandford Industries, previously owned by Skellerup, was purchased by Kris and Sarah Webster on 10th January 2011. Just over a month later the factory was severely damaged in the Christchurch Earthquake forcing production to cease.

Determined to succeed and have the company back in full production within six months, Sarah, Kris and the staff worked hard. Four months on the team exceeded this expectation by re-establishing the business at a new premise and re-branding all gumboots with the Commando brand.

Overcoming the odds, Sandfords has continued to grow rapidly with stock constantly evolving. The new stock additions tie in with the organisational goal of offering the best range of PVC gumboots to the world. The business introduced EH qualified and safety marked gumboots to their product line as well as the Commando Tough range, an extra durable gumboot collection. In further, the Commando Classics for women and Skelligator youths and nipper gumboots are in high demand with vibrant new colours being released each year. The introduction of our Chic ankle gumboot in 2011 was a great success especially among gardeners.

As an add-on to the gumboot collection, Sandford Industries offers competitive solutions to the food industry and rural market with a proven eyelet weld for aprons and gloves.

To see our great down to earth Kiwi Company in action follow this link http://youtu.be/06Afdpxr9fE


Sandford Industries stands behind their manufactured goods. All products sold by us are guaranteed against manufacture defects. We will repair or replace faulty products, bearing in mind customer convenience and wear and tear. Should a products service life prove unsatisfactory, Sandford Industries will work with you to rectify the problem.

Sandfords to the World

Everyday CommandoTM Gumboots are being worn throughout New Zealand and the world.

Companies in some of our export countries are exclusive sellers of our products. Currently we have sole agents in the Pacific Islands, Australia and South America. We are always looking for opportunities to expand our market, if you would like to be involved in this please contact us at gumbootsaroundtheworld@sandfordindustries.co.nz

A Surprise

AIG arranged a surprise visit for the staff at Sandfords by All Blacks Dan Carter, Sam Crane and Wyatt Crockett on June 14th 2013, to see the team in action click here.