Zenitec Shut Down Due To COVID-19 Alert Level 4

New Zealand will be shutting down effective 11.59 pm on Wednesday (New Zealand time) as part of the move to the level 4 restrictions to contain COVID-19. Part of these restrictions is that non-essential businesses must close for the next four weeks.

After today, we will not be able to manufacture or ship non-essential products until the level 4 designation is lowered. We will continue to manufacture on an as needed basis for our Nortec medical line and are looking at opportunities to support the healthcare supply chains in any way we can.

If we receive critical orders from customers that the New Zealand government recognize as essential businesses, we will do our best to reopen production in a limited way in total compliance with our COVID-19 response plan to support these customers.

Our team will be available over this time via email or phone if you have any questions.

All the best and stay healthy.

Lincoln Smith
Director
Zenitec – home of Clogger, Harvestwear and Nortec Medical

Update on COVID-19

To the Clogger family,

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us.

At Clogger, we are safety first, and we do what we do with the belief that we can improve lives by providing better chainsaw protection. Our goal is to make sure that our customers and retail partners can continue to access our chainsaw protective products through this crisis.

We are doing this in the following ways.

Giving Back

We are planning to go ahead with our Pink Zero campaign to support student and recently graduated women arborists.  The new products that we have been working on will still be launched. Upgrades and improvements are still being made. We will get through this crisis and we want to make sure that we continue to build for the future.

Pink Zero Chainsaw Pants

In Our Facility

New Zealand is still relatively isolated from the Convid 19 crisis however we expect that to change.

Currently, we are monitoring everyone’s health and increasing our sanitizing procedures in addition to ending international travel by employees. We will increase precautions based on expert advice.

Our goal is to maintain our production schedule though this may not be possible.

For Our Users and Retail Partners

We know our users depend on Clogger products and some work will continue through the crisis. Currently, we have access to all required materials and our freight channels are still open. We will let you know if that changes.

To help our retail partners and to provide additional support for our end users, we are going to run a series of offers where we give additional Clogger products with purchase. Expect to see this rolled out over the next few weeks.

Looking Ahead

This is a period of historic challenge. We are all indebted to the first responders, doctors, nurses, researchers, public health experts and government workers around the world.

We will do our best to communicate as things develop.

Stay safe.

The Risks and Costs of Hot Chainsaw Pants and Chaps

Arborists are expected to work in environments which experience extremities of weather. In fact, some arborists consider pushing themselves in extreme conditions as proof of their toughness and ability. Wearing hot chainsaw pants and chaps historically has been part of the challenge.

However, during the summer months, the temperatures experienced may present a clear and present danger to the arborist.

Even in the colder seasons, in locations not normally associated with high average temperatures, the effect of heat can be both significant and pronounced.

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The Clogger Guide to Global Chainsaw Protection Standards

There is a lot of confusion about the chainsaw protection standards and how they vary around the world.

Type C, Class 1, chainsaw fabric layers, chainspeed, test methods ….

Understanding the global chainsaw protection standards is becoming increasing important as arborists explore work opportunities in different countries and as arborist retailers start shipping outside their home country.

We thought that it was time to put a comprehensive guide to chainsaw protection standards together.

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25 Years of Innovation in Chainsaw Protection + 500,000 Products Made

It’s Clogger’s birthday!

25 years ago, the first Clogger chainsaw protection product was produced.

And just to top it off, we recently made our 500,000th product – a pair of Zero chainsaw pants!

Starting with simple products made from basic materials, Clogger has evolved into highly technical apparel platform with one of the largest range of chainsaw protection products globally.

We thought that this was an excellent time for a bit of a review of Clogger including key milestones and a little of the Clogger back story. We’ll also give you a hint as to what the future might hold.

Of course, you are welcome to visit us anytime in Invercargill, New Zealand and see Clogger live in action!

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Announcing Limited Edition Pink Zeros (and Something Special!)

A while back, we did some Pink Zeros samples. They caused quite a bit of buzz.

“@Matt Lee if these are released and u don’t buy me them, I quit”

“Are you guys still able to make the Zero’s women in pink? Finally got some pink carabiners and what the pants to match”

“Yes please I stole my wife’s zeros for my worker so I need to replace her zeros. These would be great”

We decided that it was time to do a production run but thought that we should do something special as well.

So, the good news.
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The Clogger Guide to Choosing the Best Chainsaw Safety Gear

Your chainsaw safety gear is important. Really important. Continuing cases of chainsaw injuries show that there is a real need to educate chainsaw operators on the correct selection and use of chainsaw safety gear.

This guide examines the different styles and options of chainsaw PPE available to the user and how to choose the best chainsaw protection for your unique situation.

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How To Take Care of Your Chainsaw Pants and Chaps – The Ultimate Guide

For most of our clothes, cleaning it after each use is a common practice (Or maybe two uses. Or maybe three for the most adventurous).

Mum and Dad used to do it, so this is how we do it.

For some clothes, we make an exception such as jeans, coats or the ones made with natural fibers like merino.

But what about your chainsaw pants and chaps?

Will washing increase, decrease or have no effect on the protection you will have from your chainsaw pants and chaps?

How should you wash and dry them?

How to take care of your chainsaw pants and chaps?

No worries, we have all your answers here. And if there isn’t, just leave a comment below and we will get back to you!
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