APLF – International Leather Fair in Hong Kong 2019

Hall 1 Booth 1B-B02

For the first time we presented ourselves as partner of the OSI GROUP during a trade fair and that in a completely new design – traditionally – but in a modern robe on the occasion of this year´s Hong Kong fair.

During a lot of conversations on our well attended booth we received a lot of positive response from the market and our customers. Especially our “laser project” for 100% traceability from the finished leather hide back to the individual animal was followed with keen interest.



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.

Exhibition dates

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