Bridge of Weir to inaugurate new factory18 September 2012
Scottish upholstery leather tanners Bridge of Weir are delighted to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the fourth time and this Thursday (September 20) sees the award being presented by The Queen’s representative in Renfrewshire, Lord Lieutenant, Guy Clark to Bridge of Weir Leather Company Managing Director, Karen Marshall.
The day will also be the official factory ‘unveiling’ by world famous Scottish exports, car designers Ian Callum (Design Director, Jaguar Cars) and brother Moray Callum, (Executive Director, design, Ford Americas) who will be available for interview. The opening marks a £2 million (US$3 million) investment by Bridge of Weir as they continue to produce performance low carbon leather products for some of the world’s most renowned brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and British Airways.
Founded in 1905, Bridge of Weir Leather Company is the UK’s only automotive leather manufacturer, exporting to over 60 countries worldwide. A privately owned Scottish company, operating one of Europe's largest leather production facilities.
The company’s primary commercial focus is on the automotive and contract design industries, supplying a diverse range of leathers, spanning traditional and contemporary thinking. Bridge of Weir’s sustainable manufacturing process is underpinned by accredited quality management systems, rigorous environmental standards, commitment to animal welfare and an industry-leading approach to customer service and strategic supply partnership.