Company

Mr. Joan Quintana already knew that back in 1922 when he started collecting skins from butchers around Girona area on his bicycle.

Since then, a few things have changed a lot; other things remain exactly the same. Our Company, loyal to the best practices, we keep taking care of the skins from the moment they are pulled from the animal at the abattoir, putting special attention on the selection and preservation of the skins in our fridges.

On the top of that fact, Pieles Quintana has the advantage of being located close to the best sheep quality areas in Spain.
Today we continue to offer to our customers the best product and the best service as well. We understand our future only basing it on a strong collaboration with both, suppliers and customers.
Pieles Quintana S.A. currently produces 1.000.000 annual skins (sheep and goats) and cattle hides 3000. The skins come to everyone, but mainly to European and Asian markets which are our main costumers.

It also participates in the marketing of our product Ledexport which is based in Vic.

How we do

1

The skins are coming to the warehouse
directly from the abattoirs in our.

2

Chilled skins are hanged ready to be salted.

3

From the wagons coming from the abattoirs the skins are hanged one by one and introduced into the fridge.

4

Skins are chilled at 4/5 º C in our fridges before getting salted.

5

Following cooling process, skins are machine salted and graded.

6

When salted and graded, skins are stored in the fridge. Grading considering quality and final product.

7

Loading bay.

History

1922

Joan Quintana Juanola started our business in the town of Figueres (in the far Northeast corner of Spain).

1935

A second generation came to the business incorporating the company in 1945 as Esteve Quintana Masó.

1953

The company started the collaboration with Ramon, Andreu and Rafael Colomer Munmany.

1964

Joan Quintana Vallmajó, a third generation started in the company and three years later the company moved to Taialà (Girona).

1979

The company started the collaboration with Colomer y Munmany and together they created the incorporated company: Pieles Quintana S. A. (as it operates up to today). The company kept growing up and started to build a new and bigger warehouse in Celrà were they moved the whole activity in 1981.

2007

Following retirement of Joan Quintana, Colomer Leather Group took control of 100% of company shares in August 2007.

2008

Pieles del Segura S. A., already a Colomer Group company since 1984, was incorporated to Pieles Quintana S.A.

2012

Large volumes of lambskins and kidskins in our warehouses based in Celrà (Girona) with over 12.500 sq. m. and in Molina del Segura (Murcia) with over 3.000 sq.m.

Products

Spanish Entrefino
Merino
Spanish baby lambs
Spanish goat skins

DF

Spanish Entrefino DF lambskins
Wet salted skins
Size: 5,25 to 6,75 sq.ft., average 6,25 sq.ft.
Quality: 100 % first selection in raw
Wool: 100% white, 50’s / up.
Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches

Nappa

Spanish Guanteria first selection
Wet salted skins
Size: 5,25 to up, average 6,50/6,75 sq.ft.
Calidad: 100% first selection in raw.
Wool: 44’s /+
Wool lenght 0,5 to 1,5 inches.

Spanish Guanteria second selection
Wet salted skins
Size: 5,25 to up, average 6,50/6,75 sq.ft.
Calidad: 100% second selection in raw (Excluded reject skins).
Wool: 44’s /+
Wool lenght 0,5 to 1,5 inches.

Nappa 1/2

Spanish Guanteria “Recental”
Wet salted skins
Size: 4 to 5,50 sq. ft., average 5 sq. ft.
Quality:100 % first selection in raw
Wool: 44′ s/+
Wool lenght 0,5 to 1,5 inches

DF

Spanish Merinos First Quality
Wet salted lambs skins
Size: 5,25 sq.ft. to 7 sq. ft. average 6,25/6,50 sq.ft.
Quality: 100% first selection in raw
Wool: 100 % White, 52′ s up
Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches

Spanish Merinos extra large XL
Wet salted lambs skins
Size: 7sq.ft. to up, average 7,25 sq.ft.
Quality: 100% first selection in raw
Wool: 100 % White, 52′ s up
Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches

Spanish Merinos Second Quality
Wet salted lambs skins
Size: 5,25 sq.ft. to 7 sq. ft. average 6,25/6,50 sq.ft.
Quality: 100% second selection in raw (Ribby, seedy, light misshape, knife cuts, open grain)
Wool: 90 % White/ 10 % spotted and yellow, 52′ s up
Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches

Spanish Merinos First
Wet salted lambs skins
Size: 5,25 sq.ft. to 7 sq. ft. average 6,25/6,50 sq.ft.
Quality: 100% first selection in raw
Wool: 100 % White, 52′ s up. Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches

Run toscana

Spanish run toscana
Wet salted skins
Size: 2,75 to 4 sq. ft., average 3,90 sq.ft.
Quality: 90 % first selection / 10% second selection (light ribby)
Wool: 80% white / 20 % black and spotted. Wool length 0,5 to 1,5 inches
Selection: 20% “punta”, 20% “semipunta”, 60% “rasato”

Lacaune DF

Lacaune DF
Wet salted lacaune skins
Size: 2,75 to 4 sq.ft., average 3,90 sq.ft.
Quality in raw: 95 % first selection / 5 % second selection
Wool: 97 % white / 3 % black and spotted

Tigrados

Spanish Tigrados
Wet salted skins
Size: 2,75 to 4,25 sq.ft., average 3,90 sq.ft.
Quality: 95% first selection / 5% second selection
Wool lenght 0,5 to 1,5 inches. 100 % Curly wool; included white, white and brown and white and black

Original

Goat Skins
Wet salted skins
Size: 2 a 3,25 sq. ft., average 2,70 sq.ft.
Quality: 95 % first selection / 5% second selection

XL

Goat Skins XL
Wet salted skins
Size: 2,75 a 4,00 sq. ft., average 3,30 / 3,40 sq. ft.
Quality: 100 % first selection in raw2

Ethical code

The Code of Ethics of Colomer Leather Group reflects the values and principles of behavior that govern its activity, and that guide the business and professional conduct of all employees that integrate its organization.

These conduct guidelines are applied in all countries where the Group operates and have the will to be extendable to clients and suppliers with whom it is related.

The Code of Ethics, approved in June 2017, determines how people who are part of the Group's business organization should behave when ethical or professional integrity issues arise in the course of their activity and that must be resolved in accordance with the ethical commitments of the organization and in accordance to Law.

The Colomer Leather Group has a Compliance Officer in charge of ensuring the application of the Code of Ethics, the internal rules that develop it and current legislation.

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The Code of Ethics determines how people who are part of the Group's business organization

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Contact

Address

Polígon Industrial de Celrà 
C/Ter, s/n
Apartat de Correus 361 P.O Box 361
17460 Celrà - Girona
42º 2' 9.83" N / 2º 53' 6.10" E

Telephone / Fax

T +34 972 49 23 17
F +34 972 49 40 80

Email

info@pielesquintana.com


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