Leather Industry News
Drought relief deliveries completed in some provinces
Pretoria (SA) – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) continues to make progress in its drought relief programme currently being undertaken in eight provinces. Interventions have been made in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga provinces with the completed delivery of pellets, lucerne bales and molasses.
National Treasury availed an amount of R212 million for procurement of feed for provinces declared as disaster areas. This money has been made available through the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) and is for livestock feed only.
To date, R164 258 209.41 has been spent on drought pellets, lucerne bales and molasses. More than 454 222 bags of drought pellets and 4 204 tons of lucerne have been delivered to various provinces and are being distributed to farmers.
The Northern Cape Province received its first deliveries on 14 March 2017 in the town of Kenhardt and farmers are encouraged to go to various distribution points to collect their feed when requested by their District Managers to do so. It should be noted that only registered farmers will receive feed.
With the recent rains, there are noticeable improvements to vegetation in most provinces and as a result, livestock conditions have improved. – [+27 (0)82 738 5237, (0)12 319 7181, SamuelK@daff.gov.za]
DTI to spend R1billion on TCLF industries
Pretoria (SA) – The Department of Trade & Industry has allocated R1 billion to the textiles, clothing, leather & footwear (TCLF) sector for incentives in its 2017/18 budget, according to Abisha Tembo, chief director, IDD Textiles, Clothing, Leather & Footwear at the DTI. This is out of total incentives budget of R5.5 billion.
“This is good news for the local manufacturing industry,” said Association of SA Manufacturers of Luggage, Handbags & General Goods chairman Shaun Esson. “We would like to thank all of the people involved at the DTI and the IDC for supporting our industries and for keeping us top of mind at Treasury. These are the types of interventions that allow us to grow and remain competitive.”
“We hope the footwear industry will get a significant portion of the funding,” said Jirka Vymetal, executive director of the Southern African Footwear & Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA), “and that it will go towards benefitting the industry overall and strengthening areas of structural weakness, such as various categories of components.”
He also expressed his gratitude to the DTI and the IDC for the continued support.
Invitation to attend the official opening of the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo in Cape Town on Wednesday
Cape Town (SA) – The India Leather & Footwear Trade Show will be officially opened by Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Finance, Western Cape Government, on Wednesday, 8 March at 10:00am in Hall 4B at the CTICC in Cape Town. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and Mr Puneet R Kundal, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Cape Town cordially invite the industry to attend the inauguration. 43 leading manufacturers (see list below) from India will be showcasing their latest products exclusively to Southern African industry decision makers and buyers including non-leather footwear; leather footwear and garments; small leather goods including handbags, belts, wallets, portfolio’s, etc; safety footwear, boots and gloves; finished leather; saddlery items as well as shoe components such as welt and veneer heel covers, soles, shoe lasts and shoe uppers.
AALEE INDIA EXPORTS PVT. LTD, AKS LEATHER INDIA PVT. LTD, ALERT INDIA (P) LTD, AMPEL, ASHFORD LABORATORIES PVT. LTD. (TREGUS INC.), BELLISSIMO ACCESSORIES PVT. LTD, DAATA LEATHER EXPORTS, D'LORDS FOOTWEAR & FASHION PVT. LTD, ELAHI EXIM INDIA PVT. LTD, HABIB FASHION, HANNA SCM, I K INTERNATIONAL, INDIANA EXPORTS, INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, JC FENASIA EXPORTS PVT. LTD, JALANDHAR LEATHER (INDIA) PVT. LTD, KEVIN IMPEX, KIWI INTERNATIONAL, LEATHERWAVE, LEATHER WORLD, M & M EXPORTS, MEMOR HOUSE, M V SHOES, NAAZ EXPORTS (P) LTD, NAV INTERNATIONAL, PORTIND SHOE ACCESSORIES PVT. LTD, QUANTUM INTERNATIONAL, R.S. LEDERWAREN PVT. LTD, RAMJEE LEATHERS AND SUPPLIES, RICHMARKS INTERNATIONAL, SANT RUBBERS LTD, SARUP INDUSTRIES LTD, SHAFS LEATHER EXPORTS, SIDDHARTH EXPORTS, SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, SUPERHOUSE LIMITED, SWARNA INTERNATIONAL, TOP LASTS, UNIFAB INDUSTRIES, UNIVERSAL LEATHER INDUSTRIES, ZUHA LEATHER PVT. LTD
The India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo will take place on Wednesday, 8 & Thursday, 9 March in Hall 4B, CTICC, Cape Town and the opening times are from 09:30am until 14:30pm. If you have not yet registered to attend the trade expo, please register online at http://urexpo.com. Entrance is free but the show is not open to the general public. For more information, contact the local show organiser - LTE – leaders in trade exhibitions on Tel: +27 21 790 5849, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 top finished leather manufacturers to exhibit at the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo next week
Cape Town (SA) – The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) will host the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo next week Wed, 8 & Thurs, 9 March 2017 at the CTICC, Cape Town. This year, there will be 15 leading finished leather manufacturers (including buffalo, cow, sheep and goat) exhibiting. In addition to finished leather manufacturers, there will also be reputable manufacturers from India showcasing a vast range of products from ladies, men’s and children’s leather and non-leather footwear and sandals; leather jackets; small leather goods including handbags, wallets, belts, etc; safety shoes and boots; saddlery items as well as shoe components.
If you have not already pre-registered for the trade expo, go to www.urexpo.co.za and complete the online registration form to gain free entry. The full list of exhibitors is available from LTE – Leaders In Trade Exhibitions (local organiser), Email: email@example.com, Tel: +27 21 790 5849.
Simac Tanning Tech: Record growth continues
Milan (Italy) – Simac Tanning Tech, the international exhibition of machinery and technology for the footwear, leather-goods and tanning industry, closed with a two-figure increase in visitor numbers compared with 2016, which had already been a record year for the event, and recorded longer exhibition visits. Increases were also seen in exhibition space (+20%) – a concrete sign of a constantly growing exhibition that can increasingly adapt to market demands.
The buzzwords of this year’s exhibition were Industry 4.0, environmental sustainability and traceability: the first should be seen independently of government incentives to renew machine pools, something now of universal concern, while the others stem from growing market awareness of environmental issues. – [www.diomedea.it]