Motta Alfredo towards the futureThe historic tannery – operating for 105 years – has decided to combine its production of nappa and suede items with leather for shearling (double face) in its newest and most advanced facility, which opened ten years ago in Spain, between Madrid and Toledo
Motta Alfredo aims to rationalise the production costs and to align its prices with the needs of the current market. The headquarters of the company still remains in the historic address of Via Luciano Manara 3, Cinisello Balsamo (MI), which contains the close-knit and highly qualified technical staff specialised in research and sampling, as well as a laboratory with increased ability to keep up with or even anticipate the needs of the most important Italian and international brands who have been relying on the company for years. The close collaboration with designers and style offices is one of the strengths of Motta Alfredo, renowned for being able to perform complex work processes on high quality leather.
An important factor is its collaboration with stylists and designers in the preparation of custom samples based on an analysis of the latest fashion trends. The company’s experience, know-how and long tradition has allowed it to establish a dialogue with leading producers around the world, thus becoming a point of reference for the leather used in their collections. As Alfredo Motta told us:
The most important fashion designers and brands around the world are our loyal customers, not only because of our wide range of high quality articles and products and constant technical upgrading, but also because of the importance we place on creating a good relationship with customers based on extreme reliability and responsiveness. The showroom is also an important aspect of our company. It is a place where customers are welcome. We also have a large warehouse stocked with numerous items readily available in a wide range of colours so that the leathers can be chosen quickly for any urgent needs. We have become a fertile breeding ground for their creativity.
Our company was founded in 1912 specialising in the tanning, dyeing and finishing of skins for gloves, and later for clothing and accessories. Thanks to the expertise and craftsmanship of several generations of the Motta family, we have been able to adapt to the evolving conditions and demands of the market, offering quality, innovation and fashion contents at a wide range of prices. Our tannery occupies a surface area of approximately 9000 square meters and produces about 7000 square meters of lambskin, shearling and goatskin, nappa leather, aniline nappa leather and semi-aniline nappa leather, suede, with embossed prints, silk-screened leather, laser-worked leather and much more. The main goal has always been to propose new trendy ideas to our customers, trying to be as competitive as possible on all markets.
The eighties and nineties saw the company expand to new markets (China, Russia, Turkey), the consolidation of its European and US markets and the introduction of the shearling collection. Motta has gained a reputation as a leader in this field, thanks also to the highly qualified sales team, which deals with customers in many parts of the world and strives to build a strong relationship with them.
We are used to working in close collaboration with customers in order to create a collection tailor made for each of them. Over the past decade, the classic two/three collections per year have multiplied to include Pre-fall, Resort and Haute Couture collections, but our expertise in buying the finest hides and our high technical knowledge allow us to offer the best solutions to some of the most important and famous designers in the world. All these elements have enabled the company to move forward in the new millennium, remaining at the top of the industry.