Leather is our passion. It is the essence of what we do. Nothing beats a luxury armchair or a pair of handmade shoes for sheer comfort and pleasure. We are proud to be a part of that experience.
Our own factories, laboratories and worldwide sales and service network create the strength we need to respond quickly to market demands and customer needs in a flexible way and without having to rely on others. We have become one of the market leaders in this field by specializing in the development, production and application of wet end and finishing chemicals.
Our range of specialty chemicals play a major role in determining the final properties and quality of the finished leather. The tanneries using our products produce high quality leathers for all the leading manufacturers of garments, bags, sport shoes, and car upholstery.
Do you want to learn more about how leather is made? This infographic shows you the entire process of the leather value chain: from raw hide to shoe, bag or sofa.
Smit & zoon is active in the retanning / fatliquoring and finishing stages of the leather making process. Smit & zoon Wet-end produces and supplies wet-end leather chemicals like retanning agents and fatliquors. Smit & zoon Finishing, located in Montorso, Italy, produces and supplies finishing leather chemicals.