On January 31st, 2018, Smit & zoon has officially inaugurated operations in its production facility in Chennai, India. The plant manufactures a selection of Smit & zoon’s wet-end and finishing leather chemicals to specifically meet the needs of customers in the Indian subcontinent. Smit & zoon already had a sales office, an application lab and a strong agent network in India. The opening of this production facility is an important next step in bringing Smit & zoon’s products and know-how closer to the Indian market.
Weesp, The Netherlands, January, 8, 2018 – Smit & zoon just announced it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and, in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather, and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.
Montorso, Italy, January 5, 2018 – Smit & zoon, global producer of leather chemicals, announced it has attained certification to Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 for its finishing facilities in Montorso, Italy. This global standard recognizes systems that enable continuous improvement in the area of occupational health and safety.