Modern leather manufacturing recycles around 270 million cowhides a year, around 7.3 million tonnes, that might otherwise go to waste and landfill sites, posing a huge environmental and biological problem. Modern leather manufacturing is safe, compliant and very regulated. In this way leather can be said to be both a recycled and sustainable material.
We are globally one of the main leather suppliers for the automotive industry, which demands our compliance with the strictest regulations as to quality and environmental security, constantly innovating to maximize the use of sub-products. Responsibility, reliability, and sustainability are built into our institutional DNA, which naturally brings about trust and loyalty from our customers and suppliers, holding stable and long lasting commercial relationships.
Our leadership in the market is notorious: over 23% of the cow leather in our country is processed in our tanneries, counting with over 1600 people, and processing an average of 10.000 hides a day. It is our identity that keeps us on the path of continuous growth. We are flexible and believe in the benefits of agile decision-making. We are enterprising, and it fills us with pride to keep that foundational imprint generation after generation. Arlei was founded in 1938 by Arturo Leiser, and his legacy is at present in the hands of his daughter Viviana, who is our CFO, and his son Alan, our COO.
-By Arlei S.A.