Skellerup

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Skellerup Industries Ltd.
Type Public (NZX: SKL)
Industry Rubber, agricultural supplies
Founded 1910
Headquarters Christchurch, New Zealand
Parent Rathskeller Holdings
Website www.skellerup.co.nz

Skellerup is a New Zealand-based manufacturer of industrial and agricultural rubber products. The company, then called Para Rubber Company, was founded by George Skellerup in 1910 when he opened his first retail store in Christchurch[1] and now employs over 800 people in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, USA and China.

The brand is considered iconic by many New Zealanders, being a leading producer of gumboots. "Jandals", the common name for flip-flops in New Zealand, is a trademark of Skellerup. In 1969, Skellerup was founding sponsor of the Young Farmer of the Year competition, a relationship which lasted 29 years.

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  1. ^ Rice, Geoffrey W. (22 June 2007). "'Skellerup, George Waldemar 1881 - 1955'". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 

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