The various types of leather we know and love are produced by tanners. It is the work of the tanner that turns the hides and skins of domestic farm animals into the unique product of GENUINE LEATHER – which protects the motorcycle rider, sets the right tone in the vehicle interior or creates a suitable ambiance in the form of the living room sofa.
Leather is a unique natural product: soft and supple but also tough and durable. Leather comes in many different types and colours, is versatile in application and, in our modern high-tech world, remains just as popular as it was thousands of years ago.From receiving the raw materials to delivering the refined product, the production of leather takes several weeks. Numerous process steps and refining processes are completed during this time, under the continuous supervision of the tanner.
Turning raw skins or hides into high-quality leather requires numerous process steps and refining processes that are carried out by the tanner. Tanners are employed in the production of leather for artisan and industrial operations. These include tanneries, leather finishing operations and the development departments of the chemical additives industry.
First the raw hide is soaked in large rotating wooden barrels, the hair is removed and the hide is prepared for tanning. Then the tanner transforms the skin into attractive automobile and furniture leather or shoe and apparel leather through treatment with tanning substances and dyes.Leather production focuses on premium applications in the automobile and furniture industry as well as high-end footwear, purse maker products and saddler goods.
Young people seeking secure employment and excellent opportunities for continuing education find numerous interesting careers in the modern, domestic leather industry:
Tanners are sought-after specialists. The industry offers a variety of tasks and activities that allow your own ideas to be realized: working in the research departments, leather quality control and monitoring the various production methods.