Nick Winters Hides & Skins was established in 1992 by founder and Managing Director Mr. Nick Winters. The division incorporates subsidiaries in France, Ireland, the UK and Italy. We are one of the leading exporters of hides and skins from Europe with over 50 employees in 4 countries ; our sales teams cover most of the globe. Our head office is based near Tours in the Loire Valley of France, one hour south of Paris by TGV train.
Since 2019, we are part of the BIGARD Group (15,000 employees), the largest European beef processor (28,000 bovine, 4,500 calf, 90,000 pigs and 15,000 lambs weekly).
In 2020, the group acquired a modern wetblue tannery, Compagnie Européenne de Tannage(CET) based in north west France able to process up to 4-600 tonnes per week. The tannery is close to the major slaughter facilities of the group and within easy reach of our UK and IRISH hide collections.