HP Group enters bovine segment with state-of-the-art production plant

Published:  08 September, 2021

The cattle hide factory has fully automated operation of the drums with the application of information equipment; the factory can carry out digital real-time monitoring of each production sector, discover problems or risks, and act swiftly to rectify these. 

From the purchase of raw materials to the launch of finished products, the factory has set up electronic files for every production chain and implemented strict traceability standards to trace back to each unit and process to ensure the stability of production and product quality. 

Besides, HP Group has established a standardised and complete testing centre. The testing centre has passed the BLC gold certification and SATRA qualification. 

The HP Group has employed a great many top tannery experts and specialists from Europe to form a strong technical consultancy team. The research field covers various sections from raw material tanning, wet-blue / wet white retanning, dyeing and fatliquoring to the finishing stage. 

Meanwhile, the Group cooperates with global chemical specialists Stahl, TFL and other renowned chemistry companies and maintains strategic collaborations with domestic well-known universities and colleges in this field. Through strengthening all-round cooperation and innovative research, HP Group succeeds in providing the market with globally competitive products and services.

In the first phase of the construction of the bovine hides factory, the beamhouse has been designed to process 4,500 pieces of cow hides, 3000 pieces of baby calves, with a dyeing capacity of 200,000 square feet per day. When the factory is fully complete after the second phase, the overall construction area is expected to exceed 100,000 square meters, which could achieve two million pieces of standard bovine hides by production annually. 

When it comes to the portfolio of products, it will involve eight business segments including shoes, handbags, garment, upholstery, car seats and accessories, leather goods, rugs and carpets, cattle hide wet-blue trading, and will therefore cover almost the entire industrial chain of cattle hides. At that time, the new factory will become the world’s first-class automated factory with the most comprehensive product output.

HP Group has spent five years planning and creating the new modern bovine leather plant and is drawing on its existing strength, experience and leading position in the sheepskin industry. And it has huge ambitions to match the success of its existing portfolio with the new bovine hide project.

*This is an advertorial article first published in ILM July-August print edition.