Founded in 1974 as a technical office, Erretre's goal has always been to realize new ideas and devolop knowledge (chemical, mechanical and technical) for leather processing in one of the largest and most important tanning districts in Italy and in the the world.
Since the early years, Erretre focuses its attention on the final stages of the tanning process: Drying and Finishing. Thus is how the design and construction of milling drums, spray booths and drying tunnels has began. It will be constantly renewed and updated in accordance with the researches carried out and the new experience acquired. In this way it builds products with high quality standards: efficient machines, innovative in their essence, reliable over time and easy to maintain.
Experience and continuous innovation
Thanks to constant research Chemical Milling® is born: a technology for leather finishing with controlled injection of chemical products directly in the milling drum.
Pioneering in its vision of the tanning sector and in the researches carried out, already in 1984, in collaboration with the University of Occupational Medicine of Padua, Erretre developed new systems for aerosol treatments in order to control the powders formed during the pigmentation phase of the hides, leading to the birth of innovative methods of spraying and fumes abatement, anticipating by 10 years the regulations in force.
More than one hundred internationally active patents confirm the originality of Erretre's technical solutions.
Today, years after its birth, the same passion and curiosity continues to push the research in various directions and supports and strengthens its position as a leader in the sector.
“In every project we face, we are committed to transmitting our experience, our competence and, above all, our passion.
We dare to always offer the best”.
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Erretre in the world
Erretre is present in over 80 countries worldwide. It works and collaborates with small and large tanneries that use all types of leather (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and exotic skins such as reptiles, ostriches, etc.) for the production of items for all use such as footwear, automotive, leather goods and accessories, clothing, furniture and special applications. From small to large companies: with a range of more than 20 models of milling drums, Erretre's commitment is aimed at finding a solutions tailored to the customer's needs, assisting him in identifying the machinery throught the use of its own R&D laboratory formed by qualified technicians certified at national and international levels.