Hides, Skins & Pelts

Lowe Corporation has plants located in  Te Aroha, Hastings, Levin and Christchurch.

These operations have significant scale, technology and flexibility in both processing and marketing.

Lowe Corporation is a member of LASRA (Leather & Shoe Research Association in New Zealand).


Products and Specifications

 

Te Aroha Skin Processors

Situated

469 Stanley Road West, Te Aroha

Plant manager

Paul Osborne

tasp@lowecorp.co.nz

07 884 7276

Processes

  • Deer, calf and ovine skins

Capability

  • Salted and pickle skins

Products

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Piako Skin Processors

Situated

7 Stanley Road West, Te Aroha

Plant manager

Paul Osborne

tasp@lowecorp.co.nz

07 884 7276

Processes

  • Deer, calf and ovine skins

Capability

  • Salted and pickle skins

Products

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Head office

Situated

499 Coventry Road, Hastings, Hawkes Bay

Contact

+64 6 872 7700

Postal: PO Box 444, Hastings 4156, New Zealand

Capability

  • Administration
  • Sales & procurement
  • Operational & engineering support
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Tomoana Pelt Processors

Situated

Johnston Way, Whakatu, Hastings

Plant manager

Kim Single

kds@tomoana.com

06 870 0526

Processes

  • Lamb, calf and goat skins

Capability

  • Fellmongery – capacity of 4,000,000 skins
  • 13 processing vessels
  • Process washed and body grade wools
  • Products exported to Italy, China, Turkey and Japan

Products

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Graeme Lowe Hastings – Tannery

Situated

501 Coventry Road, Hastings

Plant manager

James Scott

james.scott@lowecorp.co.nz

06 878 7491

Processes

  • Cattle hides and lamb slink skins

Capability

  • Tannery – capacity of 600,000 hides
  • 16 processing vessels
  • Products exported to Italy, China, Korea and Japan

Products

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Graeme Lowe Levin

Situated

Cambridge Street South, Levin

Plant manager

James Scott

james.scott@lowecorp.co.nz

06 878 7491

Processes

  • Lamb and sheep skins

Capability

  • Processed to salt

Products

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Graeme Lowe Christchurch – Hides/skins

Situated

18 Station Road, Belfast, Christchurch

Plant manager

Anthony Nonis

anthony.nonis@lowecorp.co.nz

03 323 7155

Processes

  • Cattle hides, sheep skins and deer skins

Capability

  • Salting and temporary curing of hides and skins
  • Logistics hub for South Island hides and skins
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Processing Capabilities

Hide Tanneries: Process green Cattle hides to Wet Blue tanned stage

Skin processing plant: Process green Sheep, Deer, Goat and Calf skins to Salted or Pickled temporary preserved Stages.


Processing Options

Toll Process Only

Toll Process and Market

Purchase Hides at Source

Can process all skins and hides on a toll matrix by graded out-turn. Can process and market all hides and skins on a matrix fee by graded out-turn and market hides and skins on behalf of the supplier. Can purchase the hides and skins ex slaughter plant on a matrix based on graded out-turn.


Quality Control

All products are tested on site and at independently off site facilities to ensure specifications are being met.