Scottish Leather Group to Open New Factory

14 November 2019

One of the UK’s largest leather manufacturers will open a new factory in Renfrewshire next year, creating 100 jobs. The factory will join the facilities already owned by the Scottish Leather Group in Bridge of Weir, Paisley and Glasgow.

According to bosses the new venue will be open by autumn 2020 and will provide high-end car seat upholstery.

Director James Lang said Renfrewshire offered the "perfect environment for businesses to flourish".

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: "Scotland is an attractive place to do business with a skilled workforce and companies like Scottish Leather Group expanding their operations is testament to this.

"I welcome the publication of Renfrewshire's economic strategy which will help develop the local economy further."

The strategy set out aims for the next 10 years which include adding 9,000 jobs to the economy and boosting the value of goods and services in the area by £400m in one year.

Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson added: "Renfrewshire is a place of culture, creativity and design, a region that is globally connected and a place that is investing in its economy.

"I am confident we will deliver a thriving Renfrewshire and we are already making great progress."



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