All China Leather Exhibition ACLE 2018 – Shanghai

Stand E1/D03B

The ACLE – All China Leather Exhibition – is China´s leading international fair for the entire leather industry. We can look back to positive meetings and discussions with existing as well as potential customers and will also take part in 2019



A+B Hides goes Virtual Reality

In order to take our customers and partners on a trip into the world of a hide treating company we found in cooperation with company twinc a perfect way into Virtual Reality and 360.

Using this technology we can bring our customers closer to our daily work and are able to detailedly introduce each production step. In opposite to a 2D video the viewer is right in the middle of our warehouse.





WHL annual general meeting

After more than 16 years as chairman of the WHL-board Mr Reiner Heck was not disposable for a re-election. An era ended – a new chapter began.

The new in the city of Salzburg elected board members are Toni Baltes (A+B Hides GmbH & Co. KG), Bernhard Gronegger (BestHides GmbH), David Hölle (SecAnim Südwest GmbH) and Marcus Rock (Fritz Rock GmbH).

Chairman of the board Mr Toni Baltes (left) and WHL CEO Mr Sebastian Werren (right) thanked Mr Reiner Heck (middle) for the 16 years of commitment in the WHL board.

Read more in the PDF: PRO-LEDER 4/2018 page 14


Wastewater treatment in Wegberg

As happening in the most processing steps there is also wastewater accruing inside the production of A+B Hides in Wegberg. This accrues mainly from cleaning processes.

This wastewater is treated mechanically and with a downstreamed flotation in order to be cleaned. During this process most of the organic extraneous matters are taken out. The cleaned wastewater can be compared with normal domestic wastewater and flows into the public canalisation.


Leather Naturall membership

Since March 2018 A+B Hides is a member of the Leather Naturally Initiative.

Leather Naturally has a clear mission: It is supporting the use of worldwide and sustainably produced leather and wants to inspire and inform designers and consumers about the beauty, quality and versatileness of leather.

Read more on Leather Naturally´s website:


APLF – International Leather Fair in Hong Kong

Hall 1, stand 1B-B10

This year we were happy to welcome again many customers and business partners on our booth.

One of our annual highlights – the German coffee – is not only trade talk but also pull factor for a visit of our booth.



Image movie “Pro Leather”

The image movie “Pro Leather” has been developed by a group of committed companies of which A+B Hides GmbH & Co. KG is a member. The movie shows that a responsible-minded tannery treats leather as a natural resource with care and that this can happen hand in hand with corporate responsibility. Still too many consumers do not know that the cattle hide as source for leather is a by-product of the meat industry and that a hide can only become a high-end finished leather when the animal has been treated well.


BOUVINO® „PURE NATURE“ – always a unique print

Pure-Nature, the new Bouvino desk collection is enhancing our successful classic line in a new timeless design.

Sustainable leathers from organically grown animals

Vegetable tanned

Finest handwork

Noble, timeless design


BOUVINO® a trademark of  A+B HIDES GmbH & Co KG.

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Laser – traceability

After more than one year of planning and development we are now able to use our new laser system. With a purpose-made laser the ear tag number (which is a unique identification number of the animal) is burned directly into the hide. This number is still visible after tanning, dyeing and finishing of the hide so a real traceability is given.

Read more:
A+B Hides Laser Rückverfolgbarkeit (PDF)

A+B Hides Laser Rückverfolgbarkeit (Film)

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