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Richard Smith has worked in the leather and footwear sector since 1995 as Commercial Manager of Leather International magazine and is currently responsible for the marketing of the international leather fairs of APLF in Latin America. In addition, he is a contributor and investigator on the leather, footwear and related industries concentrating on both Asia and Latin America, with the objective of portraying this industrial sector in the wider context of macroeconomic forces, so as to indicate “where the industry as a whole is headed”.
With its main office in the western city of Maracaibo and representative offices in the state of Yaracuy and the capital of Lara state, Barquisimeto, Commercial Jairo Leather Industries has founded some 36 years ago. The company is currently managed by Mr Jairo Noya as CEO who has extensive experience in the international leather sector and moreover in international hide exports.
SC Volga Tannery (Ostashkov, Tver Region in western Russia) is one of the oldest factories in the leather industry. It traces its origin to merchant Savin's manufacturer founded in 1730. It is located on the edge of the beautiful Lake Seliger, about 350km from Moscow.
Nevertheless, while shoppers stayed away and hotel occupancy fell, trade fairs continued to be held in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wanchai and in the Asia World Expo (AWE) out near the international airport. Event organisers did report a fall in visitors from mainland China but overall the number of visitors was of quality and remained buoyant despite the uncertainty in some of the city streets due to rallies and demonstrations.
The leather used by Del Sur complies with international environmental regulations, hence the tanneries used for the manufacture of the products, all establishments are audited by international environmental organizations and associations.
Unionpelli is a tannery based in Arzignano in Italy specializing in supplying hides to the automotive sector. The tannery produces wet blue and chrome free wet white.
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