Dr. Sunil Singla, Managing Director, S. S. International (Factory and Tannery) is a qualified Doctor by profession. He is the 2nd generation from a family of tanners who had been in the tanning business from 1967. Since leather and tanning were in his roots, eventually he moved back to the family business and brought the tannery under his control. It was till 2014, that his focus was in tanning and supplying leather to various Leather Garments exporters in India.
It was in the early part of 90’s, the leather garment manufacturing operations were initiated and after a brief and successful stint in Exports to Russia, the garment manufacturing operations were closed down due to losses incurred as a result of global political upheaval. During that period, Russia was the biggest market for leather garments export and due to the disintegration of Russia in 1991, the market collapsed. Resulting in huge losses, which took years to compensate and come to terms with. To again garner courage and determination and start the leather garments manufacturing operations in full swing took almost 2 decades. However, during all this time, the tannery division was fully operational and performed fruitfully.
In 2014, realizing that if we could supply skins to other exporters who in turn manufactured garments for top notch Brands across the globe, then why not manufacture garments & accessories and export ourselves. The hunger to be the best in the trade was always there, but the recognition was not there. As no manufacturer would disclose the tannery name from where the core of a leather garment is coming. That thirst for recognition, quest to be in the forefront, perform to excel and compete and emerge as a winner competing with the existing names of the trade prompted the evolution of S. S. International (SSI).