The Company

The way to the top

1979 SÜDLEDER established in Rehau, a traditional location for leather manufacturing
1984 Acquisition of the companies J. Linhardt and E. Linhardt (plant 1 and plant 2)
1986 Acquisition of the waste water purification plant from Rehau council, to be used as process water treatment plant (abbr. PWA) for SÜDLEDER
1995 Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:1994
1997 - 1999 Construction of new storage and production facilities
2001 Extension of plant and warehouse capacities to ameliorate handling of by-products
2003 Capacity extension of the waste water purification plant (PWA)- innovative press technology
2007 Start-up of the new energy centre and glue stock processing
2010 Re-certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
2011 Laying of new pipe-lines for process water and gas, awarded for supportive measures of the company owned Bio Energy Plant (BEA) by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
2012 Digging of the first turf for the Bio Energy Plant (BEA); final aim: SÜDLEDER goes energy autarchic. The first milestone has been reached – successful trial runs deliver electric power.
2013 The new biogas plant hats officially been put into operation.
2014 Certification LWG Environmental Stewardship Audit.
2015 Construction start of new production facilities for the crust department.

Certification according to DIN EN 50001
2016 Change in Management

Re-Certification LWG Environmental Stewardship Audit

from May on: production in the new production hall