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Rossi Boots is an Australian work boot company. Rossi employs 90 staff in the Adelaide suburb of Hilton, making it Australia's second largest work boots company. All Rossi boots are made in Australia in their Hilton factory.
The company was started in 1910 when Arthur Edward Rossiter began making boots in a shed in Adelaide. The World Wars were good times for business, but it was a struggle during the Great Depression. Today the company uses computerized machines for cutting, sewing and attaching soles. Replacing workers with technology is the company's way of avoiding the transfer of its jobs to other countries. Rossi makes 250,000 pairs of shoes per year.
The CEO of Rossi, Dean Rossiter, is the grandson of Arthur Rossiter, and holds a PhD in physics. He was a finalist for the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.