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Prada buys French tannery
October 17, 2014
Prada, the famous Italian fashion house, has announced its purchase of the historic French tannery - Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy, of Isle near Limoges (France).
The purchase has been made as a joint venture with the Santa Croce based Conceria Superior SpA - Prada’s long term industrial partner. Going forward, the tannery will be known as Tannerie Limoges SAS and will be controlled by Prada SpA.
In a recent press release, Prada stated: “The purpose of the acquisition is to ensure the re-launch of a production facility that represents excellence in the tradition of lambskin tanning, and “plongé nappa leather” in particular, with the aim of preserving valuable artisanal know-how”.
Prada Group CEO, Patrizio Bertelli, commented: “We are very proud of this acquisition. The tannery is a highly skilled manufacture with a precious know-how and long tradition. We are also grateful for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance for allowing us to carry out this acquisition”.
As Prada confirmed they intended to maintain the employment of the current, highly qualified, local workforce, they also announced that a programme of preservation and conservation works would be implemented at the architectural site of the company.