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Head, Business Processes Division,, 

Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
Tel : +91 44 2491 5238/2491 1386
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e-mail : bpd@clri.res.in
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Ethiopian - Bench Marking-I

Bench Marking (Technology upgradation) Programme in Ethiopian Tanning Industry – Phase I

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) had enrolled the services of the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) by invitation (after German Consultancy Agency, which was originally selected based on International Tender Process, had failed to deliver) for the Bench Marking Program aimed at the Technology Upgradation of selected seven Ethiopian tanneries. The Primary objective was to transform the Ethiopian tanning sector through capacity building in selected tanneries to enable them to produce finished leathers for International Market in competitive manner by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of these units. A 4-party Agreement was signed among CSIR-CLRI, MoTI,MoCS and ELLPTI, Government of Ethiopia on  21st January 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prof. Dr. A.B. Mandal, Director, CLRI, signed the Agreement on behalf of CSIR-CLRI.

Prof. Dr. A.B. Mandal, Director, CLRI, signed the Agreement on behalf of CSIR-CLRI
   

The total cost of the project is US $ 5.5 Lakhs (consultancy fee to CSIR-CLRI is US $ 3.1 Lakhs) for a duration of 6 months. CLRI project Team comprising 20 Experts drawn from CLRI and Industry worked in the selected tanneries and made technological interventions aimed at transformation of the selected units in the production of finished leathers for International Market. The progress in the project was monitored at the highest level in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the monthly report on the Project was submitted to the Prime Minsiter of Ethiopia.  The project has been completed successfully and the success of this project fetched another similar project (Phase II) for the benefit of more number of Ethiopian tanneries.

Prior to the interventions, the tanneries were producing predominantly semi-processed leathers from sheep and goat skins for export and poor quality finished leathers from bovine hides for Leather product industries catering to the local market. After the conclusion of the phase-I consultancy project, the technology status in the selected tanneries got upgraded for producing finished leathers from sheep and goat skins with quality suitable for export markets and finished leathers from bovine hides with improved quality and value addition for local product industry to cater to local market as well as for export. After the end of six months of direct intervention in the project, the project concluded successfully. The Steering Committee chaired by the State Minister for Industry and Trade has expressed satisfaction on the final outcome and recommended for the continuation of efforts in the second phase for strengthening and sustaining technological capabilities in the seven tanneries and for extending the benefits to 4 more tanneries.

For Further Information Please Contact
Head, Business Processes Division,, 

Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
Tel : +91 44 2491 5238/2491 1386
Fax :+91 44 2491 5238/24911589  
e-mail : bpd@clri.res.in
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