Inspiration for a greener tanning industry from the Arzignano tanning district.

Ikem Srl

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Ikem was established in 2013 after Stefani Chimis Srl and Leder Chimica Srl mergered. A perfect union between the production knowledge of Leder Chimica in “wet and” products, and the experience of Stefani Chimis in colorants and leather finishing products as well as in technical assistance for tanneries. Leder Chimica was founded in 1986 by Gastone Zanconato with his son Michele, following twenty years experience as a leather trading agent. Stefani Chimis was founded by Edgardo, Paolo and Antonio Stefani, and it started out producing chemical products for dye and tannery processing. Ikem’s corporate strategy demonstrates how effectively it survived during the economic crisis. In the beginning, Ikem’s market was limited to Italy and Europe, whilst today it extends its multi agent net throughout South America, China and India.

Edgardo Stefani_presidente IKem Srl“It is a local district and supply chain project: this perspective is strategic for the future of the western territory of Vicenza, and takes account of the fact that here there are leading tanneries, leather machinery manufacturers, chemicals for tannery producers, and global brands. It is a project that can help create a knowledge and technology hub, sharing contacts and ideas among companies, university and research departments”.

Edgardo Stefani,
president Ikem Srl

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