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Lectra hosts London furniture seminar

The France based leather-cutting equipment and software specialists hosted a half-day seminar at the Furniture Maker’s livery hall in London on April 21. With material such as leather accounting for up to 60% of manufacturers’ costs, any material savings is a great benefit to furniture makers.

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Industries in Vietnam in need of foreign investment

Industrial segments such as leather, textile, garment, and footwear have increasingly seen their exports rise, but much investment in domestic materials and technology is needed for the country to fully benefit from free trade agreements.

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Porsche boosts deliveries, revenue and profit in first quarter

German OEM Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has started 2015 successfully, with growth in deliveries, revenue and profit in the first quarter. From January-March inclusive, the sports car manufacturer delivered 51,102 new cars – 32% more than in the same period last year. Leather features in many of the luxury and sports brand car interiors.

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Nakara tannery workers strike for better transport

According to the trade union, IndustriALL, workers at the Nakara tannery are ready to accept the wage increase negotiated between their employer and IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, Manwu, but have stood fast on their demand for transport, voting to go on an indefinite strike after coming to a deadlock on the matter.

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