Our
heritage:
innovation

Our
heritage:
innovation

research and upgrading: drivers for growth

Antiba, always geared towards innovation, considers Research a fundamental tool. History and Tradition are an asset to be used: all the efforts, competences and creativity on the company’s part are aimed at fine-tuning sustainable materials, metal-free tanning processes and biodegradable leather.

LONG-LASTING AND NATURAL
Significant reduction in the amount of finish used means fewer products, but more physical resistance, because this processing method can be used at high temperatures without damaging the leather; on the contrary, its natural characteristics and quality are enhanced, also due to the elimination of several stages which involve stressing the hide.

UNIFIED
The indirect application of products, usually inconsistent between shoulder, hip and back, becomes more uniform with ALT, enhancing the homogenous value of leather, to guarantee a better cutting yield.

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
Our environmental impact is curtailed by as much as 65% because less power is required and emissions are reduced, including the Carbon Footprint (CF). We do not use solvents, but only eco-friendly products.

research and upgrading: drivers for growth

Antiba, always geared towards innovation, considers Research a fundamental tool. History and Tradition are an asset to be used: all the efforts, competences and creativity on the company’s part are aimed at fine-tuning sustainable materials, metal-free tanning processes and biodegradable leather.
 

Company Timeline

1987
Graziano and Paolo Balducci establish ANTIBA and continue the family’s centuries-old tanning tradition
1998
Opening of Conceria Prime in Ranipet (Madras) objective: raw material procurement, vegetable tanning of goat hide to control the whole supply chain
2003
The Group purchases the MURUAGA tannery together with Hispano, an Argentine tannery specialised in calf hide.
2006
Antiba establishes, with a 50% shareholding, the CERTEST Laboratory which immediately gains a leading position in physical and chemical testing for the tanning industry
2009
First joint venture with Conceria Sciarada, resulting in SCINTAN (Ranipet – Madras) for the management of Quality Crust in India and its marketing in Asian countries
2010
Inauguration of VERTIGO, to expand the potential for raw material procurement as a function of its traceability
2012
Antiba inaugurates CRISTINA India joint venture with Conceria Cristina in Arzignano for the production of calf hide of Indian origin
2015
Start of the latest restyling process of Departments and Technologies, which was started with a view to cross-border production processes for greater control over quality and services. The strategic step was establishing ALT (Advanced Leather Technology of Finishing), a research project for the upgrading of hide, as well as long-lasting and sustainable eco-friendliness, with a strong impact on finished product performance.
2018
The shared quality excellence has led Antiba to signing deals with Russo di Casandrino, which resulted in the establishment of ART, combining the experience and skill of Russo di Casandrino with Antiba’s technologies, in order to boost its offer on the market with competitive products and top-level quality performance.
 

"If you always do what you've
always done, you'll always get
what you've always got"

Warren G. Bennis

How can leather keep its maximum natural expression ability when performance levels are so relevant?
ALT (Advanced Leather Technology of Finish) is the answer: an innovative finishing process to enhance physical-mechanical characteristics, combining the value of leather with durability and environmental sustainability, to make a difference in performance. Antiba, whose mission has always been to combine tradition, quality and innovation, has constantly invested in research. The results of tests completed over the past two years have surprised and convinced us to the extent that we decided to allocate substantial resources for a project aimed at bringing the concept of finish to an ADVANCED step, increasing the quality and performance levels of the final product.

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LONG-LASTING AND NATURAL
Significant reduction in the amount of finish used means fewer products, but more physical resistance, because this processing method can be used at high temperatures without damaging the leather; on the contrary, its natural characteristics and quality are enhanced, also due to the elimination of several stages which involve stressing the hide.

UNIFIED
The indirect application of products, usually inconsistent between shoulder, hip and back, becomes more uniform with ALT, enhancing the homogenous value of leather, to guarantee a better cutting yield.

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
Our environmental impact is curtailed by as much as 65% because less power is required and emissions are reduced, including the Carbon Footprint (CF). We do not use solvents, but only eco-friendly products.

 
 

"If you always do what you've
always done, you'll always get
what you've always got"

Warren G. Bennis

Company Timeline

1987
Graziano and Paolo Balducci establish ANTIBA and continue the family’s centuries-old tanning tradition
1998
Opening of Conceria Prime in Ranipet (Madras) objective: raw material procurement, vegetable tanning of goat hide to control the whole supply chain
2003
The Group purchases the MURUAGA tannery together with Hispano, an Argentine tannery specialised in calf hide.
2006
Antiba establishes, with a 50% shareholding, the CERTEST Laboratory which immediately gains a leading position in physical and chemical testing for the tanning industry
2009
First joint venture with Conceria Sciarada, resulting in SCINTAN (Ranipet – Madras) for the management of Quality Crust in India and its marketing in Asian countries
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2010
Inauguration of VERTIGO, to expand the potential for raw material procurement as a function of its traceability
2012
Antiba inaugurates CRISTINA India joint venture with Conceria Cristina in Arzignano for the production of calf hide of Indian origin
2015
Start of the latest restyling process of Departments and Technologies, which was started with a view to cross-border production processes for greater control over quality and services. The strategic step was establishing ALT (Advanced Leather Technology of Finishing), a research project for the upgrading of hide, as well as long-lasting and sustainable eco-friendliness, with a strong impact on finished product performance.
2018
The shared quality excellence has led Antiba to signing deals with Russo di Casandrino, which resulted in the establishment of ART, combining the experience and skill of Russo di Casandrino with Antiba’s technologies, in order to boost its offer on the market with competitive products and top-level quality performance.
 
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How can leather keep its maximum natural expression ability when performance levels are so relevant?
ALT (Advanced Leather Technology of Finish) is the answer: an innovative finishing process to enhance physical-mechanical characteristics, combining the value of leather with durability and environmental sustainability, to make a difference in performance. Antiba, whose mission has always been to combine tradition, quality and innovation, has constantly invested in research. The results of tests completed over the past two years have surprised and convinced us to the extent that we decided to allocate substantial resources for a project aimed at bringing the concept of finish to an ADVANCED step, increasing the quality and performance levels of the final product.

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