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At Smit & Zoon we are dedicated to creating sustainable leather together

Smit & Zoon develops and produces sustainable chemical solutions for the leather industry and has, since the start in 1821, grown into a worldwide renowned player. Smit and Codyeco, two of our subsidiaries, are household names in wet-end and finishing. Since 2020 Smit & Zoon is also providing sustainable tanning solutions, under the new subsidiary Nera. Our ambition is to create a more sustainable leather value chain together.

Globally, Smit & Zoon has over 400 employees. Our headquarters is in Weesp, the Netherlands and we have offices in Germany, Italy, China, India, and Mexico.

A 7th generation family-owned business

Family values, beliefs and ambitions represent the driving forces behind a culture of sustainability. The drivers of a family business like Smit & Zoon are a long-term commitment, a minimum of hierarchy and the speed of implementation. Smit & Zoon is flexibly seizing the opportunities of the changes taking place worldwide, meanwhile creating strong and sustainable value for their stakeholders and for society.

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Our customers

We understand the need for sustainability, durability and esthetics when it comes to premium leather articles. Our customers are active in all industries that involve leather, such as automotive, aviation, fashion and furniture. And, they have one thing in common: our customers all share the urgency for a more sustainable leather value chain.

Ey family business legacy award 2018

Meet the team

Smit & Zoon is flexibly seizing the opportunities of the changes taking place worldwide, meanwhile creating strong and sustainable value for their stakeholders and for society.
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