Leather Industries (U) Ltd is the First LWG Audited Tannery in East Africa. Located in Uganda, Our Tannery is now preparing to; earn a Medal on our next Audit, provide Traceability on raw hides’ procurement and institute a well-coordinated Chemicals Management System.
We process raw-hides of Ugandan Origin into Wet blue Leather which we supply locally and internationally to finished leathers manufactures. We supply cow hide Wet blue Leather in full substance, full grain split, double butt split and calf wet blue Leather.
We process cow hides into Wet blue Leather
Since inception in 1975 and located in Uganda on the Shores of Lake Victoria and near the source of River Nile, Our tannery processes cow hides of Ugandan Origin into Wet blue leather which we supply locally and internationally to finished leathers manufactures.
We supply cow hide Wet blue Leather in full substance, full grain split, full split, double butt split and calf wet blue Leather.
Leather Industries of Uganda Limited (LIU) is part of the Industrial Promotion Services (IPS). IPS is the infrastructure and industrial development arm of AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development).
IPS’s interest in LIU is long-running, dating back to 1995. At the time, the government rolled out a privatisation programme and listed a tannery in Jinja known as Uganda Leather and Tanning Industry (ULATI) in this programme.
Since establishment, LIU has grown to be a leader in the leather industry across East Africa, setting a benchmark for tanneries in the region to improve environmental performance. LIU produces high quality wet blue leather for export.
LIU has capacity to tan six million square feet of cow hides per year, translating to the production of over 400,000 metric tonnes of cow hides.
The company supplies local, regional and international markets including South Africa, China, Italy and India.
From inception, environmental sustainability was one of LIU’s key pillars. This was a natural consideration since the process of converting raw hides and skins to finished leather can potentially have a negative environmental impact considering the fact that mismanagement of organic waste material and inorganic chemicals used in the tanning process can put the natural ecosystem at risk of pollution.
LIU’s management is committed to invest in increasing resource efficiency and productivity through substitution of old technologies with new, clean and efficient technologies. This commitment to continuous improvement is very decisive to environmental sustainability.