Following the one they formerly opened in China, Bader Leather are about to build a tannery in South Africa. One and a half years after their leather tanning investment in Asia, German Bader Leather are gearing up to build a new manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, in the suburbs of the capital city of Pretoria. ILM have made public the news: according to the portal, the German company, headquartered in Göppingen, are supposedly planning to inaugurate their new production site in a year.
At present, the German giant hire 12,100 employees, who currently work in 11 plants, located across five continents. On a daily basis, they process around 16,750 bovine hides, which are bound to serve car manufacturers. For the records, Bader Leather already run one more tannery in South Africa. More specifically, the factory is situated in Ga-Rankuwa: they inaugurated it in 1990. About 950 people currently work over there. As reported by ILM portal, the company is allegedly planning to relocate its manufacturing from this site to the new plant based in Pretoria. The new tannery could extend across an area of 67,000 square metres.
Apparently, the main reason why they are carrying out such relocation is that they want to get closer to BMW plant, located in Rosslyn. BMW is their most important client. That is why Bader Leather are going to build a tannery in South Africa then. The new manufacturing plant is due to run at full speed by the end of February 2021.