The Dutch State Mines (DSM) decided to create suitable employment for injured miners, one such initiative became a specialist shoe factory dedicated to providing miners with safer, sturdier and more supportive footwear. Today the products we produce are not only worn by miners but workers worldwide.
The Former Emma factory in Brunssum (NL) was founded in 1931. From shoe and clothing repair it has evolved into a modern safety shoe manufacturing facility. In 2014 the Emma sales division was seperated from the manufacturing plant that was renamed in 2016 to PROTAG Shoe Supply. Today we manufacture and distribute shoes for a number of iconic brands in footwear industry.