The History

The history of BOXMARK Leather is inseparably linked to the production and processing of leather as a natural product. Traditional leather production for over 200 years’ ranges from vegetable-tanned sole leather, shoe leather and chamois to the modern-day industrial production and processing of high-class upholstery leather for different industry sectors.

BOXMARK could not have operated so successfully without the men and women who have done such an excellent job through all the years. BOXMARK’s success story is forever linked to their dedication, commitment and passion for leather as an extraordinarily unique natural product.

1780: Launch of Jennersdorf tannery, Austria. Sole leather production
1840: Production of vegetable shoe upper leather
1914: Production of shoe upper leather for the Imperial and Royal Army of the Austrian Empire

After World War I the production site was moved from Jennersdorf to Kaindorf, Austria

1936: Launch of a new tannery in Leibnitz and Nubuck and Nappa leather production for the garment industry
1940: Involvement in wartime economy procurement
1948: Start of leather upholstery production for furniture industry
1953: Restructuring and focusing of the entire production line on the manufacture of high-quality leather upholstery
1956: Manufactured products are exported to 9 European countries
1960: Leather Production quantity is about 4,000 m² daily 

1982: Relaunch of "Lederfabrik Schmidt-Feldbach" in Feldbach, Austria, Plant I
1985: A new split leather plant in Feldbach
1986: Newly built fully biological company sewage treatment plant in Feldbach
1989: Expansion and completion of a second tannery in Feldbach, Plant II
1990: Set up of a contemporary finishing plant in Feldbach, Plant I/II

1991: Further expansion of in-house sewage treatment plant handling sewage for the equivalent of 250,000 people
1995: Starting the production of BOXMARK d.o.o. for cutting and sewing work in Slovenia
1997: Opening of a new, fully integrated leather production plant including a sewage treatment plant in Jennersdorf (southern Burgenland), Austria, Plant III
1998: Expansion of cutting and sewing plant in Slovenia
2000: Relaunch of Schmidt-Feldbach company to BOXMARK Leather

2001: Founding of BOXMARK d.o.o. for cutting and sewing work in Croatia
2002: Opening of a highly sophisticated Research and Development Center (RDC) in Feldbach, Austria
2002: Starting the production of a fully integrated tannery in Argentina (Toredo S. A.)
2005: Opening of a cutting and sewing plant in Croatia
2006: Starting the production for finishing of leather in Argentina (Toredo S. A.)

2010: Development of XTREME 
2010: Modernisation of the cutting and sewing plant in Slovenia
2011: Opening of a Research and Development Center/Sales Service Center in Gaimersheim/Germany
2012: Expansion of the Research and Development Center in Slovenia
2012: Founding of a further plant for leather processing in Croatia (Zlatar-Bistrica)

2013: Opening of BOXMARK (Zhejiang) Auto Interior Co., Ltd, the new leather production plant in China
2014: Founding of BOXMARK Leather Mexico SA de CV, the new leather processing plant in Mexico
2015: Founding of BOXMARK Leather Holding GmbH
2015: Development of the ecological leather innovation XGREEN
2016: Launch of the designer furniture "XTREME Collection"

2016: Opening of a cutting and sewing plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Expansion of the leather processing plant in Mexico
2020: Expansion of the leather processing plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2021: Relaunch from Toredo S. A. to BOXMARK Leather S. A.
2023: Market launch of the new X-Eco product line consisting of the sustainable product innovations X-Green, Organi-X and X-Loop

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