What We Do

LITE Performance

Leathers in this category bring much needed performance features for today’s functional footwear. They offer protection with waterproofness, washability and breathability.

LITE Fashion

ISA’s fashionable leathers are lightweight, offer beautiful color stories and a wide array of interesting textures and finish applications. These leathers are a perfect fit for women’s as well as men’s.

LITE Lifestyle

Natural looking and easy care, LITE Lifestyle leathers blend all aspects of daily life. A wide range of light weight, burnishable and clean options. Simply the best leathers for dress and casual shoes.

LITE Heritage

Classic looks that stand the test of time, LITE Heritage leathers carry many vintage qualities. Soft yet hard working. Rustic as well as sophisticated. Natural grains and waxed beauty.

Raw Material Warehouse

Raw materials including wet blue hides and chemicals, provided by only approved medal-rated suppliers, are identified and centralized in 9-meter high shelving units for easy access to fulfill our customer order requirements.

Wet Blue Grade Sorting

Each hide produced at ISA TanTec is stamped with the grade and origin. All are processed according to specific customer needs.


In order to create the specific character for each leather type, retanning is the key process. The base tannage, waterproofing, color and other features are created here according to the customers’ specification. Stringent protocol is followed during this process to maintain quality and consistency. All while conserving the environment. All hot water used for retanning is primarily heated with our state of the art Solar System.

Leather Drying

After the retanning stage, all leather can be dried through an array of energy-saving options. Such as: tunnel drying, hang drying, vacuum drying or toggle drying.

Leather Finishing

Leather finishing includes many processes that give the final characteristics to our beautiful products. State of the art applications which reduce chemical waste and air pollution are used to enhance gloss, touch, color and other physical properties.

Quality Inspection

The final quality inspection is done according to world-recognized SATRA standards. This step ensures only qualified products reach the hands of our customers. Each finished side is clearly marked and graded. Tests are also conducted on all finished leather according to set specifications in our SATRA certified laboratories. Further guaranteeing the final product quality and consistency. Discover more:

ISA CutTec

Automated cutting system enabling ISA to offer our customers standardized solutions for cut parts, cost efficiencies, and short lead times.  Innovative pattern and defect recognition software allowing ISA to provide further value in the supply chain for leather products.

ISA TrimTec

Under the same tannery roof, ISA also operates a leather trimming division which specialized in Trims for Apparel, Bags and Shoes. It offers different technology options include debossing, embossing, foiling and printing as well as special finishing and strives for value adding for the supply chain in terms of manufacturing diversity, cost efficient, fast delivery and risk free on RSL performance.

ISA BelTec

ISA BelTec is a division to produce belts in Mississippi TacTec for the US market. We take care of in house leather tanning followed by innovative belt production as well as “pick” and “pack” logistics. We are a true ‘omni channel’ partner who provides one stop belt solution for short lead time, avoidance of stock, competitive pricing and fast replenishment of goods.

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ISA TanTec was founded in 1995 and currently has 3-ultra modern tanneries located in the USA, Vietnam and China. In 2016, Navis Capital Partners co-invested with ISA as a strategic partner to support the further growth ambitions of ISA TanTec.
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