ALPA, company based in Pregnana Milanese (Milan), one of the world leaders in the sector of tanning chemicals, resumed already overcoming the challenges of the Italian and international market despite the big issue of the health pandemic which affected the worldwide economy.
Many certifications and high technology add great value to this company involved in treatment and processing of a wide range of leathers intended for the production of haut-de-gamme products of the most various product categories, in particular footwear, bags, small leather goods, fashion and furniture items.
“The past 15 months – states the owner Gloria Gualtieri – we have been suffering the lack of consumption which has slowed down almost every activity with tanneries registering a big reduction in business. As far as we are concerned, 69% of our turnover refers to export (2019 data). We paid the consequences of the lack of technical assistance in other continents, as we were unable to reach them. Even in this month of May the situation is very uncertain in areas like South America and India, with the latter representing an important reference market.
While big investments have always been devoted to R&D, during the lockdown period we have intensified our commitment, as we believe it is imperative to propose innovative products, managing to anticipate times in the market.” The brand Alpa will exhibit at the next edition of Simac Tanning Tech international exhibition taking place in Milan from 22 to 24 September. “We will introduce many interesting innovations – adds Ms. Gualtieri; – we don’t want to anticipate anything, instead I can say that our new proposals are being developed under the sign of sustainability and respect for the environment, one rigorous requirement in the tanning sector: the path has already been traced in this direction without exception, i.e. not only for high fashion and top companies. We hope in September the global health situation will be better and that foreign operators from all over the world will be able to reach Milan.”