300 years of experience

TFL was founded in 1996 when Ciba-Geigy’s leather business unit merged with the leather departments of Röhm and Stockhausen – both member companies of the Degussa-Hüls Group.

This merger brought together over 300 years of experience in leather making were accomplished and TFL has the full array of knowledge, as well as the complete range of products for leather processing.

Moreover, since the foundation in 1996, a great deal of additional finishing know-how has entered the company through the acquisitions of Deacolor and Novaria in Italy, Wilmington in the USA and QUINN in India. These synergies are the basis for additional innovations that have come continuously onto the market.

In 2013 TFL was bought by Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C.

Ever since, we have continued to intensify our closeness to our customers and have established good relationships on a global scale. Being in the market for the market is one of our success factors and local service plays a key role in the marketing of our services.

Thus, our customers benefit from TFL innovations quickly and in the most efficient way.