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ISA TanTec Expands its Global Presence with the Official Opening of its First Tannery in the US


June 1, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

VICKSBURG, Miss., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ISA TanTec Ltd announced today the grand opening of Mississippi TanTec in Vicksburg, its first tannery in the United States. Together with its award-winning sister facilities in Saigon, Vietnam, and Heshan, China, ISA TanTec now has three tanneries in the key geographic manufacturing regions.

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Company officials were joined by members of the state and local government, customers and business partners to celebrate the occasion. Over 600 guests attended the event.

With a total investment of $10.1 million, this facility boasts a land size of 210,000 sqm. The initial production capacity is in the range of 600,000 sqf. per month. It is expected to generate over 360 positions in the next five years.

“I am thrilled to see this vision of Made in USA come true,” expressed Thomas Schneider, CEO & President, ISA Industrial Ltd. “Manufacturing in the US allows us to be much closer to raw material suppliers and customers. We are also pleased to bring our LITE philosophy to the US market, minimizing our environmental footprint while providing premium quality leather to customers.” He expressed his gratitude towards the state and local government for their ongoing support and collaboration on this exciting project.

“Just over a year ago, ISA TanTec announced its plans to bring its first U.S. leather tannery to Mississippi, and today we celebrate as the project comes full circle. This will create hundreds of new jobs for the area’s workforce,” Gov. Bryant said. “I look forward to watching the growth and success of Mississippi TanTec Leather in Vicksburg and congratulate the company on this exciting milestone.”

ISA TanTec has been staying ahead of the curve. With the addition of its US facility, the company will continue to capitalize on its advanced technology and team of multi-national expertise to better serve its premium customers worldwide

About ISA TanTec

ISA TanTec is a German invested group founded in 1995. It is a leading producer of premium quality eco-friendly leather for the shoe industry in the world. ISA TanTec is under ISA Industrial Ltd.

ISA TanTec has three tanneries with identical state-of-the-art facilities: Saigon TanTec, Heshan TanTec and Mississippi TanTec. Saigon Tantec occupies over 44,000 sqm while Heshan TanTec covers around 58,000 sqm. The latest tannery Mississippi TanTec spans 210,000 sqm, equipped with the most advanced tanning technology. ISA TanTec created the LITE(R) (Low Impact to the Environment) concept, defining a high standard on environmental responsibility in the manufacturing process widely appreciated by customers. Among the long-term customers are companies such as Timberland, Wolverine, Keen, Sperry, Merrell, Rockport, The North Face.

Awards & Accreditations

Year Award & Accreditation Awarded by —- ——————— ———- 2014 Tannery of the Year 2014 – World Leather, UK In the category of Asia excluding China -Saigon TanTec — ———————————- 2014 Sustainable Supply Chain 2014 Award – Saigon TanTec Vietnam Supply Chain, Vietnam —- ————————————- —————————– 2014 Gold Award – Saigon TanTec Leather Working Group, UK —- ————————– ————————- 2014 SATRA Leather Grading Award –Saigon TanTec SATRA Technology Center, UK —- ————————————- ————————— 2014 SATRA Accredited Laboratory –Saigon TanTec SATRA Technology Center, UK —- ————————————- ————————— 2013 ISO9001 certified TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH —- —————– ———————– 2013 ISO14001 certified TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH —- —————— ———————– 2013 Gold Award – Heshan TanTec Leather Working Group, UK —- ————————– ————————- 2010 Energy Efficiency Award -Saigon TanTec dena, Germany —- ——————————– ————- 2010 Top 40 Achievement of Excellence in Foreign Investment –Energy Efficiency Saigon Times, Vietnam —- ———————————— ———————

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CONTACT: ISA TanTec Limited, Wings Mok, +86-188-0750-8170 (China),wings@tantec1.com; Thunder Communications, Jess Huang, +86-834-993-66*881,+86-139-251-621-65, jesshuang@rfthunder.com