Group of 38 Brazilian companies expect to generate US$ 400 million in business at the world’s largest leather event, Hong Kong’s APLF


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A delegation of 38 Brazilian companies is getting ready to participate in the world’s most important trade fair within the leather, footwear and components sectors: Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF/MM&T – Materials, Manufacturing and Technology), in Hong Kong. This year the event takes place between March 30th and April 1st. The group takes part in the exhibition thanks to support from Brazilian Leather, project dedicated to promoting the sector in the international market and coordinated by CICB (the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry) in partnership with Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).

According to executive president of CICB, José Fernando Bello, APLF is the international event that generates the most business for the Brazilian leather segment. In this edition, Bello estimates that companies should sell around US$ 400 million to APLF visitors.

Director at Soubach, Pedro Tunholi is among the professionals that see Asia Pacific Leather Fair with very good eyes. “I understand APLF is a great opportunity for us to showcase our latest novelties to one of the major international markets. Also, the event places us in direct contact with major buyers, which is a highly positive opportunity for a tannery”, says Tunholi.

Adriana Oliveira from Gobba Leather shares a similar opinion. She highlights the event’s strength in terms of boosting sales. “APLF Hong Kong is important because it gathers raw-material, chemical products, semi-finished and finished materials, besides attracting clients from all over the world. Therefore, it gives us a very broad idea of the entire production chain, as well as the opportunity to approach several different markets at one single event”, adds Oliveira.

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These are the Brazilian companies present at APLF/MM&T 2016

A. P. Müller S/A

Agrolatina Ltda

América Leather Ltda

Apucarana Leather S/A

BCM Indústria e Comércio de Couros Ltda (Courovale)

Brazil Rugs Eireli

Coming Indústria e Comércio de Couros Ltda

Cortume Krumenauer S/A

Couro e Arte

Couro do Norte Ltda

Curtume Bannach Ltda

Curtume Cacique Ltda

Curtume CBR Ltda

Curtume Della Torre Ltda

Curtume Ideal

Curtume Nimo Ltda

Curtume Santo Antônio Ltda

Curtume Sulino

Durlicouros Ind. Com. Couros Exp. Imp. Ltda

Euro-América Assessoria Despachos e Transportes Ltda

Forma Exportação de Couros Ltda

Fuga Couros S/A

Gobba Leather Indústria e Comércio Ltda

Hason International Representação Comercial Ltda

Hop Ying Leatherex - Exp. e Representações Ltda

Induspan Indústria e Comércio de Couros Pantanal Ltda

Indústria de Peles Minuano Ltda

Indústria de Peles Pampa

JBS Couros

Kromática Indústria e Comércio Ltda

Liderkoll Ltda

Luiz Fuga S/A Indústria de Couro

Minerva S/A

Natur Indústria de Couros

Nova Kaeru Indústria e Comércio de Couro Ltda

Pacific Leather Importação e Exportação Ltda

Soubach Beneficiamento em Couros Ltda

Union Leather Ltda ME