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Innovation, passion, research and development in leather processing. We have been designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art machines that redefine and revolutionise the leather and hide processing phases in tanneries since 1974.

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Tannery Innovation

Innovators from the outset


Our mission is to innovate tanning processes by applying the cutting-edge technologies and know-how developed by our company in over 40 years of experience.


Innovation as a driving force behind a vision, an evolution: the proof that the processes we are used to working with can be evolved and improved to optimise processes, enhance quality and reduce waste.

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Research & Development

We are always searching for new technologies

The Erretre Research & Development division is the heart and soul of the entire design and engineering process. Since the company was founded, we have always distinguished ourselves for the research we carry out to develop and improve the various tanning processes. The first major collaboration dates back to 1984 with the University of Occupational Medicine of Padua with the development of a new aerosol to manage the powders that form during the leather and hide pigmentation phase.


This was followed by further studies and research which led us to obtain over 100 international patents. Technological progress cannot take place without a dedicated and enthusiastic study and analysis of the subject.


Knowledge, research, development and passion are what the tanning industry needs to flourish and move boldly towards the future


Ecotan Elité

Same spraying arc as the rotary version with reduced size, spray guns and consumptions. Change your point of view. Discover our latest innovation.

Milling at low temperature

Cold Milling

Cold milling thanks to the patented Erretre process. Comprehensive temperature control.


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The only way forward is a sustainable future

Our steadfast commitment to research and development has highlighted the obvious relation between waste and the improvement of the production process. We have always tried to design products that, not only improve the positive aspects already achieved, but also reduce the generation of pollutants and product waste, which has always been a major problem for our industry.


We develop and approach the design of new products with this aspect in mind: to reduce the environmental footprint by moving toward an increasingly sustainable future. The quality of the materials, reduction of waste and process optimisation to ensure a continuous workflow, are core elements and are now key cornerstones for the development of new innovative technologies.


This sustainability is also reflected in our daily lives as we ourselves work in an environment defined as a “Pure Air Zone” where contaminants have been significantly reduced and the circulating air is exceptionally clean.

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New in | Finishing booth


Thanks to the evolution of the integrated abatement system, Ecotan guarantees a clean working environment with exceptionally low emissions into the atmosphere.

Drying tunnel


The NER drying tunnel is specifically designed to guarantee thermal shock-free leather and hide drying processes.



Evaluate your results from every perspective to focus on new goals

A pioneering vision in the leather processing industry is crucial to producing something truly innovative. So when we face the aspect of research, we are not just talking about machines but rather the whole approach we adopt when dealing with problems. This is the driving force behind our everyday commitment to achieve continuous improvement.

What is the problem? How can I improve this process? We are the first to ask ourselves how we can solve the problems we face by applying our know-how.

Research is a journey towards the future that drives us to contemplate what we have achieved so far, by embracing new technology solutions and applying them to the experiences we have gained over time. Every one of our machines is the end result of an innovation that we will be delighted to illustrate to you in more detail.



Pure Air Project

Our firm commitment to a sustainable future with U-Earth.

Legacy Project

Stories and travels of entrepreneurs who have made leather their raison d'être.

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