Our company dates back to the early 1990s, when a number of Danish abattoirs joined forces and set up their own facility for processing hides. Since hides were a biproduct of their meat production, it made sense to develop and own this part of business as well.
Our first production buildings were built outside the small village of Vester Skerninge on Funen, Denmark. A location that made great sense too.
For decades, Funen has been home to a large part of the Danish furniture production. Local suppliers to this industry had grown around it, among them smaller tanneries that supplied leather for upholstery. So this particular area had become the hub for craftmanship in the processing rawhides for leather.
Nurtured by this local heritage and keen to preserve it, Scan-Hide has stayed on Funen. Thanks to the expert skills of the people who work for us we have grown into a global business, supplying rawhides to international tanning and leather companies in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Poland and China.
As the only tannery left in Denmark, we have a responsibility to keep this profession alive, by ensuring that craftsmanship is passed on from the people who currently work for us to the next generation.