As President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, the Princess Royal will have the opportunity to see first hand Pittards’ latest developments in leather manufacture and leathergoods production.
The Princess Royal will be shown around the factory by chief executive Mr Reg Hankey. ‘Pittards are delighted to be welcoming The Princess Royal to our Yeovil site,’ commented Mr Hankey. ‘Pittards have always been renowned for our technically advanced abilities in leather manufacture which have gone from strength to strength in recent years. Over the past few years we have focused our efforts on strengthening our company in various ways; including our recent acquisition of Walsall-based leathergoods manufacturers Daines and Hathaway which has enabled us to interface with the consumer market. We have set up various off-shore production arrangements which include the management of Ethiopia Tannery Share Company, our relationship with associate leather manufacturers in Taiwan, and the release of a new range of bovine leathers aimed specifically at the Chinese domestic market. We are immensely proud of our new developments in both fashion and technical leathers and this will undoubtedly be something of a focal point during The Princess Royal’s visit. During the visit the Princess will be invited to open our new marketing suite which will enable us to showcase our world class products to our customers and suppliers visiting us from around the globe.’