Nature - our most valuable commodity
Leather has been a feature of human life for thousands of years. Our work as a tannery is part of a natural cycle. Skins and hides, which occur as a by-product of meat production, are given a useful purpose thanks to leather production. The concept of sustainability is an fundamental component of our activity.
We are certain that first-class quality can only be achieved through consistent economic and ecological behavior. It is this belief which drives us to combine environmental protection and efficiency as effectively as possible. We design production processes so as to ensure they fulfil their purpose safely and with the lowest possible impact on the environment. Careful treatment of natural resources is also a given for us.
Baton hand over to management
LWG Environmental Stewardship Audit recertification
Production in the new hall started in May
Start of construction: Crust extension
Certification according to DIN EN 50001
First LWG Environmental certification
Official commissioning of the BioEnergieAnlage (bioenergy plant) (BEA)
Start of construction of the BioEnergieAnlage (bioenergy plant) (BEA) final target: SÜDLEDER becomes energy self-sufficient
The set milestone is reached. Test run of the plant is successful - the first energy flows.
Laying the new media cables for process water and gas
Approval from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) for funding of the company’s own BioEnergieAnlage (bioenergy plant) (BEA)
Recertification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
Commissioning of the new energy headquarters and glue stock processing
Capacity extension ProzessWasseraufbereitungsAnlage (process water treatment system (PWA) - innovative pressing technology
Extension of hall and storage areas for improved processing of by-products
1997 - 1999
New construction of storage and production factories
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:1994
Purchase of the sewage treatment plant of the city of Rehau for use as the ProzessWasseraufbereitungsAnlage (process water treatment system) (PWA) for SÜDLEDER
Purchase of the company J. Linhardt and E. Linhardt (factory 1 and factory 2)
Foundation of the company SÜDLEDER at the traditional site in Rehau
Rehau - a leather city with a long tradition and future
The SÜDLEDER company history began in 1979 in Rehau, northeast Bavaria. Even today, we remain true to our roots, as Rehau offers the perfect logistical prerequisites for raw material supply and delivery of SÜDLEDER products.
However, the superb infrastructure is not the only plus point of this industrial city in the heart of nature. Tanning has a long tradition in Rehau. The people who live and work here are descended from ancestors who were already masters of their trade. We strive to preserve the knowledge handed down to us and pass this on from generation to generation, to ensure the future of tanning.