professional procedure is as follows:
Immediately the skins are separated from the carcasses
of the animals, they are placed in plastic containers
and packed one by one in ice. The containers are
then transported from the slaughter house to our
processing plant by our own refrigerated trucks.
All our "novillo" and "Catalonian
novillo” skins then pass systematically
trough the mecanised process in our refrigeration
plant where they are chilled to 4ºC.
The hides are categorized, trimmed and cut. At
this point the hides are also registered in our
From this point onwards the hides can be processed
in three different manners:
1. Washing and pre-fleshing
In this process, the hides are washed with bactericide
in large drums to clean them and remove any remaining
waste, then pre-fleshed (to enable better conservation
and likewise higher quality classification after
tanning), and stored under salt 21 days, after
which they are desalinated and palletized ready
2. Traditional Salting
In this process, the hides are salted in conventional
method for 21 days, then desalinated and palletized
ready for despatch
3. Preparation for dry tanning
In this process, the hides are washed and pre-fleshed
only. They are then despatched in their fresh
condition to tannery to be worked inmediately.
Stocks are mantained under optimum conditions
in our refrigerated warehouses, insuring that
we can at all times supply the high quality skins
required by our clients and in the quantities
We have mechanised our manual system to a high
level and as a result have achieved an excellent
day to day regularity in the production process.
We supply hides to tanneries in Spain, Italy,
France, Germany and Asia, to the highly reputable
tanneries that supply manufacturers of high
quality luxury leather goods such as accessories
The slaughter rate is not very hight in Catalonia,
however, we handle more than 4.000 hides per
week. Currently, this means we are processing
in the region of 200.000 hides per year; a quantity
which permits us to afford our full attention
to quality and service.
Blue and Wet White
In conjuction with the company of "Industrial
Igualadina S.L" from Igualada, we have
extended our range of products to include the
processing of the stable-reared "Catalonian
Novillo" skins in Wet Blue and Wet White.
The carefully selected selected and chilled
hides are trasported from our warehouse in Girona
to Igualada in our own refrigerated trucks where
they are processed according to the personal
requirements of the client.
Industrial Igualadina, S.L. uses the latest technology
and equipment in its modern installations to produce
a high quality in both Wet Blue and Wet White
which fullfills all the requirements that render
them adaptable to all finishes of leather, especially
the high qualities required for the manufacture
of luxury range footwear and accessories, automobile
and furniture upholstery.