VGCT e. V. ready to contract Business Partnerships
As the preparations advance for the XXXV. IULTCS World Congress to be held June 25-28, 2019 in Dresden, Germany, VGCT, the German equivalent to IULTCS and host of the upcoming congress is extremely pleased to announce the first Business Partners to commit to the congress – a trio of GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE: TFL Ledertechnik AG, Basel, Switzerland, CICB / Brazilian Leather Project, Brasília, Brazil and Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan, Shimadzu Germany Branch
TFL, well-known in the industry, is a globally operating company producing specialty chemicals for the leather and related industries. TFL offers innovative products and solutions to tanneries, leather processing companies and coaters, always striving to introduce fresh ideas to the market. Its business activities comprise the development, production and marketing of specialty chemicals such as tanning agents and dyestuffs, which enable customers, mainly tanneries, to create an attractive end article such as leather automotive interior.
Dr. Peter Amann, CEO of TFL: „ It has been a while since last the World Congress was held in Germany. When we learned that the next IULTCS Congress will be hosted by German VGCT, it didn´t take us long to decide on our commitment to the Congress expecting it to draw considerable attention and large numbers of participants from all parts of the world. And in choosing Dresden our colleagues made an excellent choice as Dresden is supposed to be one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of Germany. We are looking forward to be an active part in this.”
The Brazilian Leather project promotes the image of the Brazilian leather commercially and institutionally within a varied strategic public all over the world. Through planned actions, the national tannery industry has been able to expand market – with exports to almost a hundred nations -, grown in numbers and technologically developed with positive concept in the most demanding global markets, in addition to contributing to the economy of the country. A leather industry with a high level of sustainability and creativity. Brazil boats the world’s largest commercial cattle stock.
The project is coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
CICB has been working as the official representative body of all Brazilian tanners for 60 years, defending and promoting the sector in the domestic and international markets. The entity pursues the sustainable growth of the segment, while maintaining high standards of professional qualification, health and safety and technological improvement.
José Fernando Bello, executive president at CICB: “As it is our statutory mission to enhance the advancement of the Brazilian leather industry, Dresden 2019 will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the European leather industry and their customers such as the automotive and upholstery industry, luxury brands and retailers in order to promote the Brazilian leather industry.”
Shimadzu Corporation is an Japan based manufacturer of an extensive range of analytical and measuring instrumentation. Equipment and systems are used as essential tools for research, development and quality control of consumer goods in all areas of pharmaceutical and environmental industries, food safety testing, consumer protection, healthcare and for water quality analysis and continuous emission monitoring. Guideline of the enterprise is to contribute to society through science and technology thus enabling its customers to generate consumer confidence.
Dr Volkmar Schulz, Branch Manager of Shimadzu Germany: “We are very enthusiastic about the Congress being hosted in Germany. Objective of our involvement in the congress is to increase awareness of our brand among the leather and leather applying industries. Next to the international field of researchers and developers gathering in Dresden the congress is also an excellent opportunity to get in close contact with customers of our customers . And being located in the Eastern parts of Germany, I take pride in the fact that the Congress will be held in this area for the first time.”