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Leather Manufacturers

AI Topper
A third-generation family business spanning six decades, AI Topper has developed from its beginnings as a merchant trader of Raw Sheepskins and Hides in Australia, to its standing today as a market leader, handling all stages of production from Raw Salted Stocks through to Finished Leathers. 

B Leather
At B’ Leather Company, Inc. our goal is to passionately make the world’s best leathers and splits at competitive prices while being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We have the knowledge, capability and facility to serve the footwear, furniture, accessories, sporting goods, and automotive crust markets.

Bader
Headquartered in Göppingen, Germany, Bader is a leading international manufacturer of premium leather for the automotive industry with sites in nine countries on five continents producing finished leather, cut parts and leather seat covers for the major automotive manufacturers round the globe.

Casino Hide Tanners
Established in 1975, Casino Hide Tanners (CHT) was one of the first tanneries in Australia dedicated to the tanning of cattle hides for export. Over the years, additions to the tannery have made it one of the larger installations in Australia.

Durli Couros
Durli Leather Group was founded in 1960 and today is one of the main Brazilian wet blue and crust producers and exporters. It has six sites in Brazil and one site in Paraguay. 

GST Autoleather
GST AutoLeather - GST / Seton / Cuinba has over 200 years of combined service to the automotive industry, offering innovative solutions and high quality product.

Halo Touch
High quality, vintage inspired leathers.

Heinen
Established in 1891 and located in Wegberg, Germany. Makers of high quality leather exclusively from domestic raw material.
 
Heller Leder
Established in 1920, tanner and producer of fine leather for furniture and fast cars.

Hermann Oak Leather
Louis Charles Hermann started tanning in 1881 to handle the local harness trade and to supply the wagon trains of settlers travelling west along the Lewis and Clark trails.
Later on using the firm's detailed knowledge of speciality vegetable tanning, he expanded into a range of leathers each of which share the superior tooling, carving, and molding characteristics leatherworkers have come to value.

ISA TanTec
Founded in 1995, Isa TanTec has four modern tanneries located in Vietnam, China, USA and Italy. Specialising in footwear leather, it is known for its LITE (Low Impact to The Environment) trademark leathers.

JBS Couros
JBS has a vertical structure from farms to leather, with a control of the supply chain and global distribution structure that results in sustainable and reliable practice.

National Beef
National Beef® is a leader and innovator in the Wet Blue Leather processing industry. From a secure source of premium cattle, its innovative processing and plant technology, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, it is proud to deliver a reliable supply of the premium Wet Blue Leather.

Oukro
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the VanDrie Group, Oukro focuses on the production of calf skin from its own chain for footwear and leathergoods. 

Pittards
Established in England in 1826, specialists in technical and performance leathers for gloving and footwear with manufacturing of leather, leathergoods and gloves in the UK and Ethiopia.

Prime Asia
Manufacturers of high quality lifestyle and sports inspired leathers for the global branded footwear, apparel and leather goods markets with facilities in China and Vietnam.

Sadesa
Operating out of South America and Asia, Sadesa specialises in the production of bovine leather for footwear, leathergoods and upholstery.

Scottish Leather Group
Scottish Leather Group comprises four leather manufacturing companies and a technology company. They produce specialist leathers for automotive, aviation, marine, furniture, shoe and leathergoods.

Siddiq Shafi Group
Siddiq Shafi Group is a premier business group of Pakistan. It consist of Siddiq Leather Works Pvt Ltd (leather manufacturing), Shafi Pvt Ltd (shoes manufacturing), SRC Pvt Ltd (chemicals manufacturing) and Urbansole (shoes manufacturing).

Slovtan Tannery
Since 1997 leathers have been processed here by the German company Schafstall Group. In 2005, SlovTan Contract Tannery was established which is a member the Schafstall Group.
Currently, SlovTan is the only company in Slovakia which has the manufacturing programme covering the entire process from entry of raw hides up to the dispatch of finished leathers.
About 150 metric tons are processed daily into : wet blue, wet white, wet green, crust, finished leathers for furniture, automotive and aircraft industries, footwear, case leather, special articles such as - kangaroo hides - splits

Suedleder
Established in Germany in 1979 and specialising in the production of raw hides through wet blue and wet white to finished crust leather.

Teh Chang
Teh Chang is focused on the manufacture of leathers for the global lifestyle and footwear markets.

Trevino - Leather Mex
Treviño leathers and leather trim are featured in most of the worlds' major automotive manufacturer's products. With more than 90 color and construction approvals, Treviño is able to meet any and every unique automotive specification and requirement.

Wollsdorf
Headquartered in Wollsdorf, Austria. Leather manufacture for the automotive industry and specialist in upholstery leather, aircraft leather and leather clothing.

Wolverine Worldwide Leathers
Wolverine Leathers is the global leader of Performance Leather derived from pigskin and offers an array of performance features, colors, weights, and varieties. Wolverine Leathers specializes in working with designers, developers and sourcing specifiers to determine the best leathers to meet their footwear manufacturing requirements.

Chemical Companies

Buckman
Buckman brings proprietary chemicals, industry knowledge, and collaborative problem-solving to leather processors around the world in order to bring better quality leathers to market.
Education

FGL International
Figli di Guido Lapi (FGL International) was set up with the aim of producing auxiliary chemical tanning products with a high added value. It has over sixty years experience of creating technical solutions to improve the tanning process.

Forestal Mimosa
Suppliers of premium African Mimosa extracts 

GSC Group
An Italian company located in the tanning area of Arzignano (VI), world capital of the industry sector, GSC Group develops and produces chemicals for different sectors of the tanning industry, including re-tanning, fatliquoring and finishing.

Lanxess
Specialty chemical company with global reach and production.

Mimosa Extract Company
Suppliers of Mimosa extract from South Africa

Pulcra Chemicals
Pulcra Chemicals is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative specialty chemicals for the fiber, textile and leather industries. 
Pulcra is creating added value for its customers by creating solutions that determine the look, touch and feel and adding functionality to our customers’ materials, delivered by our team of 300 engineers from our 13 locations across the globe. 

Silvateam
Silvateam is a world leader in the production, commercialization, and sale of plant based extracts, tannins and their derivatives. Backed by the experience gained throughout their 160 years of history, it is committed to continuous improvement and focusing on quality and innovation with a focus on envrionmental conservation and the correct use of resources.

Smit & Zoon
Developer and producer of chemicals used in the manufacturing and finishing of leather for shoes, cars, furniture, clothes and bags.

Stahl
Specialist in process chemicals for leather and other substrates for the automotive (and other transportation), industrial application, interior design, leisure & lifestyle and apparel & accessories industry.

Tanac
Established in 1948, specialist in the production of vegetable tanning extracts and black wattle wood chips.

TFL  
A global organisation specialising in chemicals for the leather industry with a focus on innovation and environmental best practice.

Trumpler
A global leader for quality leather chemicals and innovative technical expertise from beamhouse through to finishing.

Zschimmer & Schwarz
Founded in 1894, development, manufacture and delivery of tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather industry and others.

Media Partners

APLF
APLF has dedicated 36 years to organising leather and fashion trade shows, attracting 60,000 visitors annually and providing the venue for first-rate business and networking amongst exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals.

Arsutoria

Arsutoria Tannery was founded in 2010, inheriting the legacy of the historical magazine Tecnologie Conciarie. Currently it's one of the most successful magazines in the world, media partner of IULTCS collaborating with the most imporatant Italian associations sucha as AICC, UNPAC and the Italian Leather Research Institute.
Arsutoria Tannery supports since the beginning Leather Naturally to promote the use of leather as a natural and sustainable material. 


ILM 
International Leather Maker (ILM) is the leading multi-platform media service for the global leather supply chain. Available in print, digital, online and via social media it covers the global leather industry with a core focus on tanners. ILM is available via an app for Android and Apple devices and is optimised for use on a desktop, tablet or smartphone as well as in print.

LEATHER INTERNATIONAL
Established in 1867, Leather International is the standard-bearer for leather industry news and information, covering one end of the value chain to the other. From news, in-depth profiles, technology & chemical advancement and market reports, the monthly magazine and sister website, leathermag.com, serve as sounding boards for the successes and evolving challenges of this rich and dynamic industry.

LederPiel
LederPiel is the only Spanish magazine specialized in the tanning industry since 1986. This publication offers all information to know breaking news, fashion trends, new technologies, and trade fair information about the leather world.

PRO-LEDER
Is the only German language leather trade journal, covering the German speaking leather community, worldwide.
 

Hide & Skins

 

A+B Hides GmbH & Co
A+B Hides is a merger of two medium-sized German hide wholeselling companies, each with more than 50 years of tradition and experience. A+B Hides collects fresh cattle hides in Germany and processes them under their own supervision in several production units spread over Germany. 

AI Topper
A third-generation family business spanning six decades, AI Topper has developed from its beginnings as a merchant trader of Raw Sheepskins and Hides in Australia, to its standing today as a market leader, handling all stages of production from Raw Salted Stocks through to Finished Leathers. 

Argolanda
Established in 1926, ARGOLANDA B.V. is a trading company based in Rotterdam that has a worldwide trade in buying and selling hides and skins.

Bank Bros & Son Ltd
Based in Toronto, Canada and founded over 60 years ago, Bank Bros is a processor of USA and Canadian hides and skins.

EMAG
Specialist for the supply of hides and skins from New Zealand and Europe.

Harland M. Braun & Co
For over 60 years Harland M. Braun & Co. has been a leading supplier of high quality cattle hides and skins to tanners worldwide.

Lamipel
Lamipel is a leading trader in wet-blue splits and hides as well as being the founding member of the International Leather Split Group.

Education

University of Northampton, Institue for Creative Leather Technologies
The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique centre embedded within the University of Northampton delivering world class leather education, professional training and innovative research projects, both large and small. The ICLT attracts students from around the globe, enrolling on undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral level programmes, all of whom are important in maintaining the skills sector with the value chain.

Industry

Conseil National du Cuir
Created in 1948, the National Leather Council is the inter-professional organisation of producers and users of leather and, by extension, all those involved in the production, use or retail of leather. Organised as a Confederation, it brings together 20 federations and professional unions from the French leather industry.

Cotance
A non-profit organisation established to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. The official website for the European leather industry, euroleather.com hosts statistics, a tannery database and a range of informative articles and industry information.

Hidenet
Since 1975, Hidenet has been  providing expert analysis and accurate leather prices giving leather industry professionals the crucial information they need.

ICHSLTA
The International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association represents the interests of the hide, skins and leather trades of more than 30 countries and its principal objective is the promotion, development and protection of the international trade in raw hides, skins and leathers.

LIA
Leather Industries of America, representing the American tanner and supplier since 1917.

Nothing to Hide
A collection of essays that explain different aspects of the science, technology and ecology that underpin the modern leather industry.

SLTC
The Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists is a non-profit International Society serving the leather sector and dedicated to the future of the leather industry.

Tandy
Leading international supplier of a broad range of leather and leather working tools as well a being a resource for kits and teachning supplies.

Tannery of the Future
Tannery of the Future is a sustainability checklist for tanneries and their buyers. Focusing on three major topics: business operations, the environment and workers’ rights, its completion will give tanneries or their buyers a useful insight into whether or not the tannery is future-proof and fit for production of sustainable leather. The tool can be downloaded free of charge.

Total Shoe Concept
Total Shoe Concept is the market place for the global footwear and leather industry, with an aim to connect footwear suppliers, manufacturers, designers and buyers around the world.

UK Leather Federation
Trade association for the UK leather industry.
 

Equipment

 

INCOTEC
Headquartered in Germany, Incotec specialises in connectivity and is the creator of the TanWare® product portfolio that supports the leather industry in terms of process automation, measuring and dosing systems, machine controls and work flow demands.

Italprogettti
Established for 40 years, with customers all over the world, is one of the leading italian manufacturers for the following lines of equipment:
POLYPROPYLENE DRUMS, testing drums, water and chemical dosing systems, tannery process automation, overhead chain conveyors and drying plants, dry milling drums, special equipment for sole leather tanneries
WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS, CHROME RECOVERY PLANTS, air treatment plants."

Meat

Tyson
'Raising the world's expectations for how much good food can do." Operating in 130 countries, with a purpose to make great food and make a difference.