Making automotive leather for the Chinese market

China
Published:  16 July, 2015
Michael Zhang

A presentation from the leading China owned automotive leather maker, Zhejiang Kasen Industrial Co Ltd about making car interior leathers in China’s fast growing market will be given at the upcoming automotive leather conference in Shanghai to coincide with the ACLE.

Zhang Mingfa (Michael Zhang), Vice-President of the Zhejiang Kasen Industrial Co Ltd (Kasen) will be one of the speakers at the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference in Shanghai. His presentation will focus on the opportunities and challenges of producing automotive leather in China and the Chinese domestic market to satisfy OEM customer requirements.

A leading China based upholstery leather maker for the automotive and furniture segments, Kasen is the largest automotive leather maker in China that is a privately owned Chinese enterprise. It has four tanneries, two wet-end tanneries, and one finishing department/tannery for furniture upholstery. One of its finishing plants is dedicated for automotive leather, producing 6.5 million sq ft per month. Most of its products (about 65%) are chrome-free for a number of FAW-VW models in China.

Kasen are headquartered in the leather manufacturing town of Haining, about an hours drive from Shanghai, and they have grown to become the leading automotive and furniture leather makers in China.

Discounted rates for early bird delegate bookings

The half-day ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference takes place at Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star luxury hotel, in the Pudong district of Shanghai, on September 1. It is located opposite the SNIEC exhibition grounds hosting the ACLE.

The conference is sponsored by TFL, BASF and supported by APLF Ltd. Trumpler sponsors the refreshments. More speakers and event information will be announced online in the coming days.

For more information about the full conference speaker programme or to register to attend: CLICK ON THIS LINK or email Maria Wallace to book your delegate place: maria@internationalleathermaker.com

Kasen's plant