On November 11th, 1911, Adolfo Gustavo Krummenauer, who used to work at the tannery then called Cortume Heinz, bought the company from its former owner, Mr. Pedro Heinz, registering it with his own name. In 1943, with the entry of new partners, his sons Benno and Egon and his son-in-law, Osvino Hoff, the name of the company was changed into Adolfo Krumenauer and Sons. Years later the company would enter a partnership with JH Santos and would be rebaptized under the name Santos and Krumenauer Ltd. Co.

In 1948, joined the company Hugo, another of Adolfo's sons, and in April 1968, the tannery became a closed capital corporation. A strong connection with the town of Portão and the shoe making field of Vale do Rio dos Sinos made the company one of the most traditional suppliers of leather in the region. Under the management of the Krummenauer family, the company has always invested in technology, qualification

skills of its employees and preservation of the environment, while maintaining the basic principle of concern for the quality of its products and services, specializing in vegetable tanned leathers. Cortume Krumenauer S/A is a century-old company, which has had four generations of management boards, and has been internationally acknowledged.

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The Krumenauer tannery facilities currently have over 85,000 square feet of building area, with capacity to produce approximately 1,300 hides a day. It employs 120 employees within administrative and production areas. A staff with high degree of knowledge in the preparation of leather, ensuring higher quality end products.

The company has had a strong presence in the international market, allocating about 85% of its production for export, with China and the United States being its main importers. Other important destinations include: India, Czech Republic, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Guatemala, France and Germany. The leather sold by the company is intended to the leathergoods market (mainly belts), handbags and footwear.

The most varied types and specifications of leather are manufactured, tanned both vegetable as chromium tanning in various classifications, enabling better service to meet market requirements. The raw material, leather, is always sourced from the best slaughterhouses in the country.

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