Workwear Group Uniforms goes local to support ADF Uniform rollout
Workwear Group Uniforms is proud to continue our relationship with the ADF and enlist our local suppliers to manufacture and distribute uniform apparel for the Royal Australian Navy personnel.
Workwear Group Uniforms is proud to continue our relationship with the ADF and enlist our local suppliers to manufacture and distribute uniform apparel for the Royal Australian Navy personnel in north Queensland and the Northern Territory. These regions will be the first to have issued the new maritime multi-cam pattern uniform (MMPU).
The MMPU replaces the disruptive pattern Navy uniform (DPNU), which has been in service for the past 12 years.
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan said“The new MMPU is based on design feedback directly from ADF’s sailors and will provide our people with greater utility and comfort to perform the important work they do in support of our nation.”
The new lighter-weight contemporary uniform uses the latest technology, enhancing the safety and comfort of members wearing it. It brings uniformity across Defence as it features the familiar design of the Australian multi-cam camouflage uniform and the Air Force general-purpose uniform, but retains the maritime grey tones and a few key differences unique to Navy requirements.
Vicky Wynn-Williams, Head of Merchandise for Workwear Group Uniforms explained, “With a long history developing apparel for defence and emergency service frontline workers, our internal design and Research & Development team were able to understand the unique functional and operational requirements of this division of ADF and have been able to translate these into this performance enhancing uniform.”
The contribution of Australian industry, working in collaboration with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, was critical to the development of the uniform. The garments will be manufactured in Australia by Workwear Group Uniforms in Melbourne, Victoria using fabric manufactured by Bruck Textiles in Wangaratta, Victoria.
Two versions of the MMPU will be available, depending on the roles and duties of personnel. The flame-resistant option, featuring reflective strips, meets work, health and safety regulations for members on sea-going duties and shore-based roles requiring a higher level of protection.
Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ross Currie (left) and Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Caitlin Palmer wear the Royal Australian Navy's new Maritime Multi-Cam Pattern Uniform at Fleet Logistic Support Element - Darwin, HMAS Coonawarra.
Workwear Group Uniforms spokesperson and GM Matthew Blashki says, “Workwear Group Uniforms prides itself on building trusted partnerships with all of our customers. We are particularly proud of the connection we have with ADF and the opportunity to work together on exciting initiatives such as the MMPU”.
For more information about our uniform programs and solutions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Customer Service line on 1800 644 517.