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GST AutoLeather currently operates multiple state-of-the-art production facilities in Mexico, Germany, Hungary, South Africa and China. GST has also partnered with strategic suppliers in key areas of the world to supply our automotive leather products. The combination of our GST owned facilities and our global strategic partners enables us to supply the highest quality automotive leather to virtually any part of the world.

Nuevo Laredo
180,000 Sq. Ft. / 560 Employees / Opened 2004

  • State-of-the-art reverse roller coaters
  • Precise computer automated chemical dispenser system
  • Efficient dry milling loading system
  • Dedicated development finish line
  • Quick change embossing roll station
  • Tipping and color coat operation
  • Newly developed anti-soiling technology
  • Certification:
    • Laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025 by A2LA  Scope

Leon
296,450 Sq. Ft. / 1050 Employees / Opened 1968

  • State-of-the-art Unimatik and Dose retan drums
  • 4 finishing lines
  • 3 focused factories
  • 3 roller cutting machines
  • Hand cutting manufacturing lines
  • Certification:
    • ISO 9001 (Retan and Finishing Plant)
    • ISO 14001
    • ISO/TS 16949 (Cutting Plant)
    • Laboratory is ISO/LEC17025 by A2LA

GST Zhongshan
150,700 Sq. Ft. / 315 Employees / Opened 2001

  • Experienced hand cutters
  • Dedicated cells per program
  • 3 perforation lines
  • Exceptional cutting utilization / low PPM performance
  • GST Lean Manufacturing culture
  • Genfort expertise on site
  • 36,000 sq. ft. warehouse
  • Leather wrapping capability for interior components
  • Certification:
    • ISO/TS 16949 Certification

Nigel, South Africa
355,300 Sq. Ft. / 1,325 Employees

  • Vertically integrated tanning, retanning, finishing and
    cutting operations
  • Stand-alone R&D development center
  • State-of-the-art dosing systems in retanning and
    finishing
  • New Top Star roll coating equipment
  • State-of-the-art laboratory with all required equipment
    for automotive leather testing
  • Certification:
    • ISO 14001
    • OHSAS 18001
    • ISO/TS 16949
    • ISO 9001

Janoshaza, Hungary
52,750 Sq. Ft. / 550 Employees

  • State-of-the-art die-cutting process
  • Splitting and skiving capability
  • Emboss and deboss operations
  • Perforation lines – quick change
  • Very experienced work force!
  • Certification:
    • ISO 14001
    • OHSAS 18001
    • ISO TS-16949
    • ISO 9001

Dewas, India
83,754 Sq. Ft. / 370 Employees / Opened 2010

  • 50/50 JV established April'14 to support direct automotive customers in India and export business in SE Asia.
  • TIL established in 1975 - largest tannery in India
  • Recognized for R&D and ECO focused leadership in India
  • Capacity for 12,000 hides/week
  • state-of-the-art new equipment - Retan -> Finishing
  • Current customers include Tata, Fiat and Maruti Susuki
  • Strong network for local hide sourcing
  • Certification:
    • TS16949 and BLC Gold

Saltillo
199,700 Sq. Ft. / 1200 Employees / Opened 1996

  • Hand and Roller cutting – 10 presses
  • World-class training center
  • Water jet cutting cell
  • Trim cover sewing area for after market
  • Wrapping center – sewing/wrapping components
  • Laser etching, Embossing stations, Logo branding
  • Perforation lines
  • Customized lamination process
  • Modernized central distribution center
  • Certification:
    • Environmental Certification – ISO 14001
    • Quality System Certification – TS 16949
  • “Great Place to Work Institute” Top 100 Companies
    in Mexico

GST Shanghai
105,000 Sq. Ft. / 350 Employees / Opened 2004

  • New Alenza retan drums
  • Dedicated direct roll coating units
  • State-of-the-art in-line drying
  • Milling section – 9 milling machines / 3 stakers
  • New spray lines
  • Ability to produce both Chrome and Chrome Free
    leather
  • Automotive lab facility – full release test capability
  • Certification:
    • ISO/TS 16949 Certification
    • ISO 14000 Environmental Certification

Regional Innovation CenterS
Livonia, MI USA / Mulheim, Germany / Nigel, South Africa
Shanghai, China opening May 2011

  • Proximity: Close to OEM’s and Tier I’s
  • Instant Feedback: Expedited delivery of samples to customer
  • Conducive to customer visits and collaboration on product
    design and development
  • Fully accredited laboratories
  • Light manufacturing capability
  • Dedicated hand sample area for R&D projects
  • Manufacturing Intent: Design for manufacturability
  • Co-located on-site development engineers at satellite GST
    manufacturing facilities

Mulheim, Germany
280,000 Sq. Ft. / 325 Employees

  • Solvent / NMP free finishing system
  • Can finish with air/airless/air assist – unique Flexibility
  • Finishing capacity – 10,000 hides/week
  • Three quick change embossing stations
  • Development and design center HQ
  • Expert “master tanners” on site in both facilities
  • State-of-the-art reverse roll coaters
  • Automated chemical dispensing system
  • Full iron stain dose drums
  • Certification:
    • ISO/TS 16949
    • ISO 9001
    • ISO 14001

GST PUDONG
125,000 Sq. Ft. / 250 Employees

  • Roller cutting presses
  • Perforation lines
  • Interior component wrapping cell