A young company emerges from Italy10 December 2004
A new exhibitor at Tanning Tech, SIC International SpA describe themselves as a young company, set-up only two years ago but founded on a brand which has been around for forty years. They manufacturer chemical products for the tannery sector and are located in Buscate, Italy, where they have production plants, warehouses, modern research and application laboratories, administrative and sales offices. President and managing director, Emanuele Tappella says: 'We build up a close cooperation relationship with our customers, with ongoing interaction to create colour books or to achieve a specific item. We offer a professional service as we are, first and foremost, tanners. 'A tannery's problems are actually totally different from those that may arise in a laboratory so my structure must offer a responsiveness that those without a tannery background will find difficult to comprehend.' For years, the organisation worked with several overseas tanneries which were using Italian chemical products. Until two years ago they worked with Italian traders but decided to create their own company in order to gain control over the products, delivery times and logistics being offered to customers. A strategic drive overseas that emerged as part of a collaboration with important African tanneries has led them to concentrate on emerging markets. Additionally, they are now looking further afield and China and Eastern Europe are two areas which they hope to target in the near future. Their range covers beamhouse products; retanning, fatliquor and water-proofing products; drum process dyes: Cosmolcolor-acid dyes, Cosmoderm-metal dyes and Cosmodye-special dyes; and finishing products.