GSC is an Italian company founded in 1976 by Donato Serafini and Giovanni Gianesini and located in the tannery district of Arzignano (VI), world capital of the tanning industry. In early years, the business of the GSC Group was mainly focused on the resale of colourants for leathers.
Over time and through distribution agreements with leading international brands, the company strengthened and confirmed its position also in other sectors of the tanning industry as in re-tanning, fatliquoring and finishing, until it became an internationally renowned producer of chemical specialities for the tanning industry.
In the 90’s, the GSC Group developed an innovative line of products for water-based finishing (AQ SYSTEM line) which, in those years, was an important change compared to the use of mainly solvent-based technologies.
The company positioned itself on the market, extending its offer of water-based products to the upholstery and automotive (car leather interiors) industries, at the same time as it penetrated onto the market of footwear, clothin and leather goods.
The growth and specialisation of its technical staff, always with customers’ needs in mind, enabled the GSC Group to further extend its offer of innovative solutions into several application segments for tanning leathers.
After pursuing a growth and investment policy, the GSC Group, as it currently is, was formed in 2009. The EXEL (chemical products for the tanning industry mainly dedicated to automotive and upholstery) and LETEX (pigments, wet and finishing products for making fashion leather goods) companies were bought out. In 2012, the VANDONI brand (products and technologies used to treat hides for footwear and leather goods) was added. With the aim to provide a line of highly specialised and exclusive products in the offer, the buying out of the products of the Touchmill brand line of BER CHIMICA (products used in the dry milling of leather) was concluded in 2014.
Today the company is a leading company on the Italian market and confirmed internationally, recognised by its customers for the high-added value of its technical-applicative solutions for the tanning industry.
Established through its ongoing research and development of high added value and quality chemical products, the company has founded its philosophy on the production of always new and eco-friendly products to best meet the demands of a continuously evolving market.
The qualification and professionalism of the staff is guaranteed by continuous updating and by investments concerning environmental sustainability, to keep providing cutting edge technical solutions to meet the diverse issues of customers and an excellent technical after sales service.
For the completeness of the chemical product range, for its quality, for the focus on the environment, for the high professionalism of its staff and for its great experience.
The GSC Group is a family-run private Italian company and therefore also maintains operations expressed by the same shareholders in its management.
In the company organogram, we have
(Administration, Finance and Control)
(Research and Development)
(Sales Manager for Italy)
(Research and Development, Finishing and Procurement)
(Wet Research and Development)
(Sales Manager for overseas)