Presenters included Richard Yan, ceo of Richina Inc, Dennis Hiller, ceo of GST Autoleather, and Bob Moore, Shanghai Richina’s ceo. In addition, Huang Zhi Feng, the honorable vice mayor of Fuxin made a presentation on Fuxin’s new leather park and infrastructure. SRL is constructing new wet-blue facility in Fuxin. SRL presenters also included Ernst Hagan, Hellen Xia, Felix Lu and Lucy Dou.

Special recognition was given to guests president Robert Tsai and executive Emily Shen of Genfort, and to Su Chaoying, secretary general of the China Leather Industry Association.

‘Today more than ever before, suppliers and the supply chain are pivotal to our future success. This event is about strategy, and identifying future opportunities; it’s through our close supplier relationships that we can maximise these opportunities’, says Bob Moore.

The guests viewed a special exhibit of new autos displayed on the factory floor including the new Citroen C5, Toyota’s new Camry Hybrid and RAV 4, all featuring GST leather interiors.

The day’s events were capped off with a VIP tour of Shanghai’s World Expo. Richina, Inc are a lead sponsor of the New Zealand pavilion and hosted a cocktail buffet dinner there. Secretary general and ambassador Phillip Gibson welcomed the guests, and gave a private tour of the spectacular NZ exhibition.

Attendees included Tyson Foods, JBS Swift, NBP, Twin City Tanning, Rich International, CML, BASF, Stahl, Clariant, Lanxess, TFL, Trumpler, Dystar, Union Chemical, Novozymes, Adina, Zenith, Tannin, Buckman, Olcina, Bergi, Bauce, Rizzi and Xinji Julong Machinery. In addition, technical advisors BLC, W20, BVQI, and SGS were in attendance.

Shanghai Richina Leather is headquartered in Shanghai, China and produces auto, garment and footwear leather for global brands including Citroen, Peugeot, Toyota, Coach, Cole Haan, Johnston and Murphy, Born, Clarks, HH Brown, Merrell, Wolverine, CAT, Hush Puppies, Sperry Topsider, Rockport, Justin, Rocky Brands and others.

SRL is LWG Silver certified, ISO 9001 and 14001, and TS 16949 rated.