On January 31, Smit & zoon CEO Hans van Haarst signed the contract with A. Mohamed Jan at M/s Shaheen Leathers. The new lab is expected to open in the second quarter of 2015 and will be managed in cooperation with Kem Finishes, Smit & zoon’s agent for South India.

Jan Koopmans, Sales Manager at Smit & zoon: “Smit & zoon is very pleased to have found such an experienced partner in Shaheen Leathers to start this project and is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration. We consider this step as a further investment towards a strong Indian basis.”