Hides of animals that were slaughtered here, are gathered together by a specialized firm. This treatment is since 2018 done off-site treatment, outside Brussels.
The start of a long process
Hides of cows, horses, sheep and goats are first of all carefully sorted. Hides of cows are kept apart from those of bulls and are sorted by weight category. The hide of cows that underwent a caesarian operation are also kept separate.
The hides are then being salted to avoid bacterial contamination or even rotting. Once salted, they go into the refrigerators, where they stay until the lots are big enough to be traded.
Hides are most of the time sold to tanneries, that treat the hides before selling them in turn to wholesalers. Finally, the hides find their way to all sorts of producers of the most diverse end-products such as clothing, shoes, furniture, car seats, etc.
For more information you can always get in touch with:
- GEEROMS HIDES sprl
Rue de l'Industrie 19
T. 02/521 65 78
- BERGHMANS Thomas (1.24)
Offals (organ meat)
- NEW TRIPERIE des TANNEURS (1.16)
Ropsy Chaudronstraat 24, bus 39
T. 02/720 83 29 - F. 02/520 59 71