“The integration of electronics into all applications of human life is a trend that is creating new demands for interiors such as leather. Smart Functions such as sensors, switches and heating systems can be integrated into Leather by using our new technology. This technology makes leather not only a perfect sustainable and natural material but also meet the challenges of modern electronic demands in cars of the future”, explains Andreas Kindermann.

Worldwide, 14 cars equipped with Wollsdorf leather are sold every minute and its products make them one of the leading suppliers for the automotive industry in the world. In 2016, it became the first CO2 neutral tannery in Austria.

Wollsdorf produce leather for car seats, steering wheels, instrument panels, brake levers/gear selectors, airbag covers and door panels. Wollsdorf also make leather for the aviation, furniture and interior design segments.

His presentation is titled: “Leather innovation from Wollsdorf – Smart Leather.”

About Andreas Kindermann

Andreas Kindermann is CEO of Austria headquartered, Wollsdorf Leather and is also the current President of Cotance, the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community and is the representative body of the European Leather Industry.

Andreas Kindermann studied at the University of Vienna, 2001-08 and was previously Vice President, Finance & IT at Interior Group, Magna International, before joining Wollsdorf Leather in August 2008.

Conference details:

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Time: Half-day (afternoon). Registration/coffee: 12-12.50pm, conference 12.50pm – 5.15pm (includes a 30 minute coffee break/networking session). 

Venue: Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany

Delegate prices: £355/€395/US$445, plus any applicable taxes and fees*

Delegate bookings and payments via PayPal can be made by clicking here. 

*Prices advertised exclude a 3.5% booking fee. UK and EU delegates may be subject to VAT. Delegates who register to attend the conference are also entitled to a 10% discount off the recently published in-depth report “Automotive Leather – a modern and sustainable industry”. For more information please click here or to purchase contact Maria Wallace: maria@edifydigitalmedia.com.

All presentations will be in English only. The conference is organised by International Leather Maker (ILM) and is sponsored by TFL, Zschimmer & Schwarz and JBS Couros. theSauerReport is an event supporter. Click here to see the confirmed speaker programme.