Leather and Audi – a glance into its future

France
Published:  08 September, 2016
Henning Gathmann

Leather has played an important role in positioning the Audi brand higher during the 1980s and continued ever since. According to 2014 data, Audi specifies around 50% of all the leather used by its parent VW Group.

Today, approximately five million square metres of leather is used by Audi annually making them one of the leading premium car brands in the world. Henning Gathmann, Material Development, Leather for Audi AG in Germany will be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming “ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Europe – conference, which will take place in Paris next month.

In his presentation, Gathmann will look at the role of leather in Audi’s product ranges and will provide a glance at where the brand is heading in the future and what they will look for from their leather suppliers.

The ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference takes place at the elegant 5-star, Le Meurice hotel in central Paris, rue du Rivoli. The half-day conference takes place on Monday, October 17 (afternoon) and features leading companies and speakers representing the entire automotive leather supply chain including Audi, GST Seton AutoLeather, Faurecia, Wollsdorf Leder, TFL, Lectra and Stahl.

The conference is organised by ILM and is lead sponsored by Stahl, Lectra and TFL. JBS Couros are also sponsors, and it is in association theSauerReport.com. There will be a coffee and networking break during the conference to allow delegates to meet colleagues, or make new contacts in what is the leather industry’s most dynamic and fast moving market segment.

The conference has been deliberately organised to coincide with the end of the Paris International Motor show which closes in the French capital the day before. The date also offers delegates the opportunity to spend the weekend in Paris prior to the conference.

Click here to read more about the event and for Early Bird online registration to attend as a delegate. Delegate prices will be higher closer to the event date. 

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