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[2] and now employs over 800 people in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, United States and China.

Skellerup Industries Ltd.
Traded asNZX: SKL
IndustryRubber, agricultural supplies
FounderGeorge Skellerup
New Zealand
Key people
David Mair, CEO
Sir Selwyn Cushing, Chair[1]
ParentSkellerup Holdings
Skellerup Red Band gumboots popular in New Zealand

The brand is considered iconic by many New Zealanders[citation needed], being a leading producer of gumboots. "Jandals", the common name for flip-flops in New Zealand[citation needed], 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.

In 2015, its product lineup includes a variety of agricultural components and products for the dairy industry, such as milk liners and livestock health management products.[3] Skellerup also manufacture industrial products to assist with hydraulics, fluids, water-proofing and water pumps.[4]

As of December 2015, Skellerup was one of the components of the NZX 50 Index, with a market capitalisation of over $240m NZD.[5] Major investments in a new Dairy Rubberware factory in Christchurch were made to drive profit increases over 2016 and 2017.[6]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Skellerup Holdings.
  2. ^ Rice, Geoffrey W. "Skellerup, George Waldemar". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Our Businesses - Agri". Skellerup Holdings.
  4. ^ "Our Businesses - Industrial". Skellerup Holdings.
  5. ^ "Skellerup Holdings Limited Ordinary Shares (SKL)". NZX. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "SKL: Skellerup expects strong increase in profit" (Press release). Skellerup Holdings. 28 October 2015.

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