We have been awarded a Gold Certification (premium) from the Leather Working Group (LWG), a not-for-profit membership organisation which assesses the environmental performance of leather manufacturers, based upon best practices within the industry, and certifies good environmental practices. Gold certification is the highest award, bestowed only on manufacturers with scores of 85% and above.
Over three decades ago, the Rahman Group began its journey as Allahdad Tannery. Within the first decade of its operations, it fearlessly forayed into exporting leather and shoe uppers. Once it experienced success in exports of its premium finished leather, there was no turning back – the group would not stop till the world was its market.
To transform this dream into a reality, the first step would be to rest assured that its quality was nothing less than supreme. So, before the turn of the millennium, the group invested in the best infrastructure resources and most advanced machines. It also acquired 65 acres of industrial land area at Unnao in India, where it developed an integrated plant, to manufacture all types of leather and safety footwear. For all these initiatives, the Rahman Group was rewarded with an ISO - 9000 certification, making it the first manufacture of safety and military footwear in India to receive this endorsement.
To promote backward integration, which would further assure quality, along with precise supply schedules, the group commenced manufacturing of rubber, adhesives and other critical components. It also enhanced its capacity manifold for the manufacture of leather and leather footwear. And, to balance the production capabilities, it acquired a tannery in Kanpur, India too.
The story of the Rahman group continued to be a narrative of rapid expansion and diversification moves. Towards this end, it forged into manufacturing saddlery and equestrian products, under the brand name Rahman Industries Pvt. Ltd., which carved a niche in the sphere of riding accessories products in a short span of time.
2005 was a significant year for Rahman. It established another firm Rahmco SRL, in Italy, to expand its marketing capabilities in the leather industry and commenced production at its goat tannery, which was equipped with state-of-the-art-technology for producing high quality leather. All this enabled it to cater to the requirements of the safety and fashion footwear industry, leather garments, upholstery and furniture leather and leather goods industry all around the globe.
The year 2007 was truly a landmark year for the Rahman Group. It made a strategic investment in the legacy French company – Lemaitre, a brand revered for its tradition of innovation and state-of-the-art manufacturing. With this addition to the fold, Rahman gained access to mastery over the technology of direct injection on double-density PU sole uppers.
From then on, the global and domestic expansion of the Group continued to pick up pace. It established its presence in Europe and South Africa and launched a new factory at Dehradun, India, to cater to the Indian market. Rahman started promoting its Safetix Safety footwear brand in India and today, it is a proud supplier of safety footwear to the top Business Houses in India.
For seamless operational control and to serve its clients across the globe more efficiently, in 2009, Rahman Industries adopted ERP as part of its IT vision. The Group went live with SAP, the leader in ERP software, in March 2010.
In its tirelessly march ahead, the Rahman Group tied up with Icon Designs, a company that uses the latest technology to manufacture work wear and army garments. It forged a joint venture with MNC for the manufacturing and buyback of Safety Footwear with PU soles, which conformed to EN 344/345 norms on the world renowned Desma machines.
In 2015, to expand its presence in the United Kingdom, the Rahman Group opened a subsidiary business in the UK called Performance Brands Ltd. This company would go on to market Rahman’s full range of brands there, including Perf, Lemaitre and Safetix.
Today, the Rahman Group is a multinational conglomerate, comprising several companies engaged in the manufacturing and export of safety footwear, upholstery and other leather products. .
As it looks to the horizon, the group remains committed to its professional approach, and has carved a sterling reputation for itself on the world leather map and claimed its place among the finest and most-reputed business houses of India.
Our manufacturing workflows, machine integration, machining methodology, systems & processes are under constant scrutiny and improved continuously. The result is increased yield, productivity, safety, consistency and reliability.
Alongside the cemented process for making shoes, we installed 10 DESMA machines in India and 8 others at our manufacturing sites across the globe.
Catering to the spectrum between high levels of customisation to large scale production requires us to adapt to technologies that deliver a large range of outcomes based on our customers’ needs.
Whether it is Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), leather and leather products, homecare, medical equipment or civil infrastructure development – the Rahman Group has built customer relationships based on delivering products that ensure end-user satisfaction.
We have a global presence spread over different continents in multiple countries with manufacturing, design, R&D, and distribution facilities.
To ensure end-to-end quality control in our products, we began undertaking every segment of the manufacturing process in-house.
Cherry-picked international designs
Innovative premium-quality materials
100% integration across the value chain
Extensive research and development
Backward-linkage of inputs
Leading Exporter of Leather and Footwear Category
Leading Manufacturer of Leather Products & Footwear Components
1st Place as a Leading Exporter in the Leather & Leather Products category