An invitation issued with no consultation by a civil servant of the city of León for a Chinese tannery to set up there has sparked a sharp reaction in the sector. The president of the Chamber of the Tanning Industry (CICUR), Ricardo Gallardo, highlighted the incongruence of this situation in the light of the shortage of available hides for tanning which is facing the whole sector.
The Curtarsa tannery in Argentina declared bankruptcy at the end of 2012 and has now received an offer of purchase for A$24 million. The prospective buyer is a company called Leather land which manufacturers leather upholstered furniture. We understand that Curtarsa’s final owners are based in Italy.