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QUALITY LEATHER IN RESPECT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

The company’s objective is to guarantee excellence in selection, manufacture and finishing of raw materials, while respecting deadlines and methods agreed on with the client. Conceria Montebello strives every day to develop a high-quality, all-Italian product, using environmentally friendly production processes.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Creativity, innovation and sustainability are the guidelines behind every project. Constantly updated on the latest trends, the creative team helps to continually innovate ideas and stimulate technicians to experiment. Quality is regularly controlled with clients, both on its premises and after despatch. All products, whether standard or customised, are registered in the company’s database.

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Il Processo Produttivo

  • Production process
  • ARRIVAL OF RAW LEATHERS
  • LIMING
  • TANNING
  • RETANNING AND DYEING
  • FINISHING
  • ANALISI E ISPEZIONI
  • DELIVERY
  • Production process

    Conceria Montebello boasts the entire production chain from raw leather to the delivery of materials finished with the most innovative tanning techniques. The art of tanning has developed allowing the reuse of many resources and a lower environmental impact. Find out the different phases to create high quality and sustainable leathers.

  • ARRIVAL OF RAW LEATHERS

    1. RAW MATERIALS

    All the leathers treated in Conceria Montebello are European and certificate. They are scraps of food industry.

    2. WAREHOUSING

    Fresh leathers are immediately processed at arrival. Salted leathers are stocked based on their origins and can be stored in the warehouse for a longer time.

    QUALITY CONTROL

    Raw material inspection: weight and typology of the leather are controlled.

  • LIMING

    3. CHEMICAL OPERATIONS: SOAKING, UN-HAIRING AND LIMING

    These processes take place by soaking the hides in particular wooden drums. A patented system allows the 70% of water recycling. After about 48 hours in the drums, the hides are hydrated, dehaired and clean.

    4. MECHANICAL OPERATIONS

    During this phase the leather is flashed and trimmed. The certificate scraps are reuse to produce fertilizers and animal gelatines.

    5. SPLITTING

    In the splitting phase, the hide is divided in grain and which are both tanned in-house. Conceria Montebello mainly splits internally the pelt for a better processes control and to get an higher quality product.

  • TANNING

    6. TANNING PHASE

    The tanning process is made in drums and it takes about 24 hours. It blocks the leather organic decomposition. Conceria Montebello leathers are chromium tanned to level off the product and to make it performable. The 97% of the chromium used during the tanning process, is fixed on the surface of the hide while the residual 3% is purified and reused in new processes.

    7. PRESSING

    The pressing phase is made in a roller machine which removes the exceeding water from the hides. 

    QUALITY CONTROL

    Selection in Wet Blue

    8. SHAVING

    In the shaving phase, a layer of the leather is removed to obtain the required thickness.

    QUALITY CONTROL

    Re-selection in Wet Blue

     

  • RETANNING AND DYEING

    9. RE-TANNING, DYEING AND FATLIQUORING OPERATIONS

    These three processes take about 24 hours and are made in drums. In these phases the hide is dyed-through and achieves the required structure, grain and softness.

    10. DRYING

    The drying phase is different according to the product required.

    • Compact fibre and tight pore: pressing, vacuum seal, chain.
    • Loose fibre and open pore: toggled.

    QUALITY CONTROL

    Crust selection

  • FINISHING

    ​​​​​​11. FINISHING

    The machineries for this processes are different according to the product required.

    • Spray booth: it allows to realize light colourings, semianiline finishing, shading and pearly effects.
    • Coating machine: an high technology machinery which allows an uniform and covering finishing of the hide. It avoids chemical emissions reducing air pollution.

    QUALITY CONTROL

    Last selection: every hide is examined and classified according to different selections.

     

  • ANALISI E ISPEZIONI

    12. CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ANALYSIS

    Every batch is tested in the internal laboratory; the results are filed.

    13. INSPECTION WITH THE COSTUMER

    It is possible to inspect the batch in-house before the delivery.

    14. MEASURING

    Each hide shows a stamp with its own measure, selection and batch number.

  • DELIVERY

    15. PACKAGING AND DELIVERING

    The hides are packed and delivered to the costumers.

    16. SALE OF LEATHER ALL AROUND THE WORLD

  • Green energy for leather

    GREEN ENERGY FOR LEATHER

    Conceria Montebello is almost completely self-sufficient in terms of electricity consumption thanks to the combined use of a photovoltaic system, installed on the roof of the units, producing about 500,000 kW a year and a methane cogeneration system.

    GREEN ENERGY FOR LEATHER

    Sustainable approach

    Sustainable approach

    The company’s sustainable approach is brought about by optimisation of resources and control of the entire production process. Implementation of a water-recycling system at the liming stage means water savings of 70%. Conceria Montebello has an in-house pre-treatment purification plant that, together with gas, water and electricity consumption, is computer monitored. The entire system is managed by the internal analysis laboratory, which, as well as its monitoring functions, also carries out continual studies and researches to reduce the environmental impact of the various production stages.

    CERTIFICATIONS

    The company adopts a strict integrated management system that controls all the processes linked to safeguarding the environment, and health and safety at work. The tannery holds important certifications, proof of less polluting production for sustainable development and optimisation of processes with a view to continual improvement of the quality it delivers and the wellbeing of its employees. 

    environment Certification ISO 14001:2004

    environment Certification ISO 14001:2004

    Conceria Montebello invests heavily in ecological optimisation of its environmental and energy resources, and holds the Environmental Management System Certification, in compliance with ISO 14001:2004 standards. In this sense, attention to maintenance and improvement of infrastructures and purchase of state-of-the-art machines and systems are a determining factor.

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    GOLD RATED CERTIFICATION

    GOLD RATED CERTIFICATION

    Conceria Montebello is the first tannery in Italy to have had its Environmental Management System verified according to the LWG (Leather Working Group) protocol. Today, Conceria Montebello holds the prestigious Gold Rated qualification, proving its continual commitment to achieve increasingly higher quality standards and environmental performance.

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    1SO 9001:2008 CERTIFICAtion

    1SO 9001:2008 CERTIFICAtion

    In compliance with ISO 9001:2008 certification, the company carries out and controls its entire production cycle and markets its products under its own direct liability. Conceria Montebello enforces a strict quality management system for all its operational stages.

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    Compliance

    CODE OF ETHICS

    CODE OF ETHICS

    The fundamental values of Conceria Montebello are outlined in its Code of Ethics, the company’s deontological tool that aims to spread the principles and behaviour standards that guide company’s activity.

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    MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL ORGANISATION MODEL

    In line with the commitments declared and taken on with its Code of Ethics, Conceria Montebello has put in place a Management and Control organisation model compliant with Italian Legislative Decree 231 of 2001. Any violation or suspected violation of Model 231 and/or any other information regarding implementation of the Model can be notified to the Conceria Montebello S.p.A. Supervisory Body by email to odv@montebello-tannery.it or by post to: Organismo di Vigilanza della Conceria Montebello, Via Lungochiampo 123, 36054 Montebello Vicentino (VI).

    MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL ORGANISATION MODEL

    Via Lungo Chiampo, 123 - 36054 Montebello (Vicenza) Italy - Tel: +39 0444 449511 -Fax: +39 0444 649457

    VAT 00584940241 - VI 00230050239 - Share Capital 10.200.000€ - PEC conceria.montebello@pec.montebello-tannery.it

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