A journey of four decades

New Light Tannery (P) Ltd is the parent company of a group of companies founded in 1960 in the city of Kanpur. One of the major industrial centres of India situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the holy river Ganges.

The group started its business with raw hide but soon diversified into the business of processing vegetable tanned sole leather and harness leather. Slowly as the business matured the product quality standards improved. The group learnt its quality management lessons fast, so much so that by 1970s the company was exporting its products to Middle East countries.

In the 80s the company entered into the domain of shoe leather. With its new products, very soon it was knocking at the doors of European markets. By early 1990s with the onset of Indian government relaxed market policies the group entered into the field of manufacture of shoe upper. In the later part of the decade, the group sensing growing demands in the European market, brought a new end product into its umbrella the footwear. By the turn of the century, the company further diversified into upholstery leather.

And yet, over the last 40 years, we are doing just what we had started with: building on our reputation for quality, performance and durability in all our leather products.

CALICO is a export house recognized by the government of India.