Gruppo Dani leads the way in eco-techniques

Well aware of the ecological challenges facing industry in general and the tannery sector in particular, Gruppo Dani has placed the environment at the heart of its technical development strategy. After more than twenty years of working to protect the environment, its efforts are now bearing fruit. With its long list of labels and certifications, the company has an undeniable head start for taking on its competitors and satisfying its clients.

Since its creation in 1950, the Italian tannery Dani has sought to find the best way to meet the needs of its customers from the automobile, upholstery, footwear and leathergoods sectors. But it does not only seek to constantly improve its product design, it has also revised its production methods to make them as environmentally-friendly as possible. Having already earned ISO 9001 certification in 1997 and the ISO TS 16949:2009 (automotive division) in 2009 thanks to the 100% made in Italy label Leather Italy Full Cycle, this family company with more than 600 employees received ISO 14067 certification in 2011 for the size of its carbon footprint throughout its production chain, as well as the German label Ange Bleu, for which it also received an Award for Innovation from the Italian President in person. It has to be said that the company spares no efforts to improve its manufacturing procedures, investing 1.5% of each year’s turnover in research & development (208 million euros in 2013 of which 80 % came from export). And the company is not lacking in ambition, with projects such as the development of a sulphur-free hair-removal process, tanning methods based on enzymes or polysaccharides and new solvent-free finishes. A programme worthy of such unrivalled expertise!

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