The BFA is proud to be linked with SATRA and to support its world class range of services.

SATRA is the world’s leading research and technology centre of its kind and its brand is recognised and respected in over 70 countries. SATRA is a leading authority on international legislation and testing – it has 90 years’ footwear expertise.

Many of SATRA’s test methods become industry standards and its production efficiency and accreditation systems are unrivalled. It also houses a chemical analysis laboratory to meet the global demand for restricted substances testing.

SATRA provides support and expertise throughout the whole supply chain, from product research and development, material and component evaluation, quality assurance, manufacturing efficiency and cost saving, to testing and certification.

SATRA publishes technical articles on a wide range of subjects; it also runs courses and seminars to help promote quality, excellence and professionalism for the footwear sector.

BFA is working closely with SATRA and Skillfast in some important training initiatives in the area of Technical/Product Managers.