Mr D.C. Buckingham, an adhesives chemist, founded Royal Adhesive Industries in 1989.
Predominantly a supplier to the footwear trade, Royal over the years has brought South Africa to the forefront with an extensive range of superior quality adhesives and allied products, technical knowledge and service, making R.A.I. the leading footwear adhesive manufacturer in South Africa. In 1998, Royal improved their quality system by acquiring certification of ISO 9002, proving our commitment to supply quality and service excellence.
Royal is a member of numerous institutes namely SATRA (Shoe and Allied Trade Research Association) based in the United Kingdom, FISA (Footwear Institute of South Africa) and DCCI (Durban Chamber of Commerce) both based locally in Durban, Natal. In the year 2000, Royal took a major part in the construction of a book issued by FISA which includes recommended guidelines for shoe manufacturing and problem solving.
Royal Adhesive head office and manufacturing plant is centrally situated just inland of Durban, Kwa-zulu Natal, South Africa with subsidiaries and distribution centres based in Pietermaritzburg, Gauteng and Western Cape. For its export customers, products are distributed from head office in Durban, Kwazulu Natal
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The mission of the company is to develop, manufacture and supply adhesives and allied products.
Our objectives are to manufacture and supply these products to meet market needs and to develop
new products to meet future market demands.
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