Monday, 16 May 2011

Leather Industry - A Prominent Contributor in State's Economy

Leather Industry traditionally occupies a place of prominence in the State's economy, in view of its massive potential for employment, growth and exports. The state has one of the largest livestock populations in the country, which provides a strong raw material base required for the industry. Leather & Leather goods industry has performed exceptionally well as compared to all India figures and of other regions.

The number of leather and leather products industries in the state are to the tune of 11,500 of which Kanpur and Agra are the two famous production centres. The footwear sector is a very significant segment of the leather industry in Uttar Pradesh.

Leather Industries in UP have got maximum account of SMEs & MSMEs employing nearly 3,00,000 workers mostly belonging to the weaker section of the society and coming from rural areas. 

U.P. is now the second largest producer of footwear after Tamil Nadu. Agra is the biggest centre for shoe manufacturing in the country. Kanpur is the main producer of saddlery products. It is a prominent centre for leather processing. Kanpur tanneries specialize in processing of raw hides into heavy leather (sole, harness and industrial leather).  The prominent leather products manufactured in Kanpur include footwear components (including shoes and sandals), leather garments, industrial gloves, saddlery, belts and bags. The prominent leather shoe brands of Kanpur and Agra are Red Tape, Red Chief, Allen Cooper, Mardigrass, Zara, Topshop, Metro,  and Kickers. More than two lakh people are either directly or indirectly involved in the manufacturing of leather products in the city.

Noida has also emerged as a major centre especially for leather footwear and leather garments. The State Footwear Industry is provided with institutional infrastructure support through premier institution of Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida in the areas of technological and Human Resource Development. The main production centres for leather and leather products are Kanpur, Unnao, Agra and Noida.

The state has already developed a Leather Technological Park at Banther, Kanpur for setting up tanneries and leather goods units. The Central Government also proposes to establish one mega leather cluster near Kanpur.

The availability of abundant raw material, large market size and the opportunity to cater to domestic/ global markets makes Uttar Pradesh an attractive destination for investment in the sector.

Export Figures
Export value (Rs. in crores)
  Source: Council of Leather Export Kanpur

Export from U.P. is around 28% of All India Export of Leather and Leather Products. The product wise export of leather and leather goods shown as per following chart:
Export Award Winners from U.P. during 2008-09 and 2009-10
(Source: Council of Leather Export, Kanpur)


1.      Super House Ltd.                                              2.      Mirza International Ltd.
3.      Model Tanners India Pvt. Ltd.                           4.      Everest Tannery Pvt. Ltd.
5.      Global Export                                                    6.      Lex International Pvt. Ltd.
7.      Eastern Exports                                                 8.      Aravind Footwear Pvt. Ltd.
9.      Kings International Ltd.                                     10.  Crescent Tanners Pvt. Ltd.
11.  Inyati Footwear Ltd.                                           12.  Grand International
13.  Samson's International                                         14.  Pacific Leather
15.  Allied Exims                                                        16.  Mariya Exports International
17.  Rahman Industries Ltd


1.      KAF Footwear Industries
2.      Sheetal Footwear Exports


1.      Unisol India Pvt. Ltd
2.      Tryshoera India Pvt. Ltd

Irshad Mirza, Padam Shree-2010
A.K. Pandey, Sr. Manager (Tech.)


  1. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs, I have read which are really not good like this. Thanks a lot! Leather Shoes || Leather Bags || Ladies Purse || Ladies Leather Jacket

  2. Fantastic publish, incredibly beneficial. I wonder why the opposite experts on this market do not understand this specific. A person must proceed your own creating. I'm confident, you have a great readers' basic without a doubt! Leather Office Bag || Ladies Wallet || Leather Belt || Leather Jacket

  3. Thanks for wonderful blog post. One of the best blog post I read in recent past. This post have great content. I can stand up and say superb! There is sufficient reason why you got more than thousand visitors to your blog. Leather Travel Bag || Casual Gents Belt || Ladies Bag || Leather Wallet

  4. I am really impressed from your immaginative thinking and impressive stated information, i am glad. Leather men Wallet || Leather Ladies Bag || Ladies Clutches || Leather Jacket in Bangalore

  5. Your approach to this topic is unique and informative. I am writing an article for our school paper and this post has helped me. Thanks.

    pu synthetic leather trader in india

  6. We are a leading raw material manufactures company in India. We are a only raw material trader company in india. We trade and manufacturer pu synthetic leather, fake leathers, garment pu leathers, pu leather for footwear.

    rexine for luggage

  7. Dear sir,

    kk. leather manufacturers company was very nice & good company leather manufcturers since 1991 in karol bagh,delhi
    i'm the owner of kk. leather manufacturer company

    more info:

  8. Nice Posting! because there are a lot of informative postings so, thanks a lot for sharing the information

    Personalized Belts For Men
    Buy Belt Buckles For Men

  9. Good one you explain. all building and civil related work to must use for the pre engineering process is very well done to introduce. its call us for PEP. Majorly access material is aluminium scaffolding for access and tools used for core work. Thanks for the opportunity. and Thanks Admin.


  11. Very Good Point about the your blog when I search in google your blog get ranking good all blog post are very informative. Kindly post about Interior Designs In Chennai & Modular Kitchen in Chennai related.

  12. Hey, that’s really a good post on pets for sale in Delhi, i really like your blog as the information is very useful if you are a pet lover. Well, there is one more site for the same service you should check it for more detail.

  13. Nice posting!!!Leather belt & Leather goods industry has performed exceptionally well as compared to all India figures and of other regions.

    Industrial conveyor systems

  14. Hey I am so delighted I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I donít have time to read it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent job. ||

  15. Thanks for sharing this post, this is really very nice and amazing. Shoes Manufacturer in Agra deals with this type of things.