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Kenda Farben. Half a century serving footwear and leather goods

Posted by Jonathan Greig on

Over 50 years!

Finishing chemicals for shoes and leather goods production. Cream, wax, polishes and dye colours for leather. 

Kenda Farben is a classical Italian family-run company with an establish tradition and capability but, at the same time, looking towards the future. Founded in 1963 as a small business in Garlasco, at that time a flourishing satellite centre of the Vigevano district, now a guiding light for the Pavese community. 

The founders Giuseppe Tipa and Danilo Barbic - both with professional experience acquired in an important chemical group - and immediately sensed the potential of a business supplying chemical products for footwear and bags.

Today, 50 years later, with the same kind of foresight the new generation of entrepreneurs has been joined by a group of high profile managers. The objective is to upgrade services offered by Kenda Farben all over the world, optimising coordination of strategies of the various international branches, developing innovative products, getting closer to customers and their requirements. Today the firm is a world leader in the production of glues and adhesives, with various branches in key countries for the footwear and leather goods sectors (China, India, Brazil, Serbia and Vietnam).

One of the main strong points of the company has always been product quality and constant commitment to research and development of new lines that respond more effectively to continual evolution of footwear and leather goods manufacturing processes.

Continual investment means that Kenda Farben now has at its disposal extremely advanced laboratories organized in accordance with the product lines. To celebrate such an important event as its 50th anniversary the firm from Garlasco decided to arrange two meetings with its partners and friends during the last edition of Lineapelle. The first took place on the renewed stand in the fair crowded with clients who were able to actually get a “hands on” feel of the models treated with different Kenda Farben finishes. A useful sensorial chart to judge the added value offered by products with a wide range of chromatic and tactile effects which the firm has developed in these latter years. The second was a party, complete with “birthday cake”, organized at Novotel Bologna Fiera; an occasion to celebrate the important milestone with friends and customers.