Bantlin – The standard for leather in industry and technology

As one of the last remaining belt-cutting manufacturers in Germany, dating back to 1875, we draw our in-depth knowledge from a decades-long leather-working tradition. Our motto has always been: ‘Always do your best – for our products and for our customers.’ Reliably and precisely. And this holds true, even up to today.

‘Handmade in Germany’ is not just an empty phrase for us – we imbue it with life. Each of our handmade products is unique, meets top quality standards and undergoes thorough inspections. The result: high-quality, durable, and robust products that stand apart through the attention to detail.

Bantlin – The standard for leather in industry and technology

As one of the last remaining belt-cutting manufacturers in Germany, dating back to 1875, we draw our in-depth knowledge from a decades-long leather-working tradition. Our motto has always been: ‘Always do your best – for our products and for our customers.’ Reliably and precisely. And this holds true, even up to today.

‘Handmade in Germany’ is not just an empty phrase for us – we imbue it with life. Each of our handmade products is unique, meets top quality standards and undergoes thorough inspections. The result: high-quality, durable, and robust products that stand apart through the attention to detail.

Bantlin – The standard for leather in industry and technology

As one of the last remaining belt-cutting manufacturers in Germany, dating back to 1875, we draw our in-depth knowledge from a decades-long leather-working tradition. Our motto has always been: ‘Always do your best – for our products and for our customers.’ Reliably and precisely. And this holds true, even up to today.

‘Handmade in Germany’ is not just an empty phrase for us – we imbue it with life. Each of our handmade products is unique, meets top quality standards and undergoes thorough inspections. The result: high-quality, durable, and robust products that stand apart through the attention to detail.

Bantlin – The standard for leather in industry and technology

As one of the last remaining belt-cutting manufacturers in Germany, dating back to 1875, we draw our in-depth knowledge from a decades-long leather-working tradition. Our motto has always been: ‘Always do your best – for our products and for our customers.’ Reliably and precisely. And this holds true, even up to today.

‘Handmade in Germany’ is not just an empty phrase for us – we imbue it with life. Each of our handmade products is unique, meets top quality standards and undergoes thorough inspections. The result: high-quality, durable, and robust products that stand apart through the attention to detail.

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Statement on the worldwide transportation of living animals on behalf of actual issues

The Bantlin company has been processing leather from livestock for almost 150 years and we strongly condemn this, transport-related, torture for animals.

We have seen the ZDF 37 ° documentation on the topic of worldwide animal transport and are affected by the pictures shown. Since Bantlin GmbH is also active in the leather processing industry, we feel it is our responsibility to clearly clarify our position on this topic:

  • Only cowhide is used here, which, as in the past, is only obtained from Central European tanneries. Today, wholesale also serves as a source of supply.
  • The Bantlin GmbH strives and is ready to face the necessary responsibility.
  • Bantlin GmbH demands internationally binding requirements: Slaughtering animals in the producing countries must happen using animal-friendly and modern methods.
  • Overseas ban on livestock transport.
  • All those involved must take responsibility internationally and are required to act quickly and consistently in order to end these intolerable conditions in a sustainable manner.
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Leather expertise at Bantlin GmbH

Exceptional products, made from an exceptional material

For over 140 years, Bantlin has been processing leather into high-quality end products for industrial and technical applications: whether round laces, drive belts, technical custom-made products, or design elements for room and interior design, we will find the right solution for you. In doing so, our top priorities have always been the quality and durability of our products, individual customer service and customer satisfaction. Apart from a few exceptions, we primarily make the products by hand in Reutlingen, Germany.

We exclusively use selected raw materials of European origin. Collaboration with local partners reinforce these high standards. Over the years, we have managed to increasingly expand our portfolio. To this day, our methods continue to be guided by our tradition, but this does not prevent us from keeping in step with the times. To the contrary: we create our products in line with your wishes. You, the customer, take centre stage. Our long-standing regular customers appreciate our individualised customer service.

 

CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC CONTRACT WORK & ASSEMBLY SERVICE

For many years, Bantlin has been performing customer-specific contract work for industry, technical wholesale, and manual trade. This may include leather strips for floor mats or carpets, special strips for piping and cord edges in the automotive industry or custom work for sieve manufacturers in the paper industry. We carry out the repair and reinstallation of transmission belts and conveyor belts in Southern Germanyaccording to conditions specified by our customers.

ROUND LEATHER LACES

In our factory, we produce different types ofround leather laces, which you can order by the meter, in different diameters or in endless form: round laces for handbags, as spare parts for sewing machines, and much more. Bantlin offers custom-fit solutions for special requirements. The round laces are available to you in their natural colour and various other colours. The standard colours are dark brown or black. We are happy to provide other colour variants on request.

LEATHER DRIVE BELTS

To manufacture our ‘classic drive belts’ made of leather, we use selected butt and chrome leathers in premium quality, as well as polyamide/chrome-tanned split combinations. The raw material of our flat belts is sourced from the Central European region. Whether bend leather flat belts, plastic chrome-tanned split (NCS belts), high-performance flat belts, or rubber fabric belts, we can help you select the best variant of our products on offer. All our flat and special belts are available in various lengths and widths, fused together in endless form or specially adapted to your requirements.

TECHNICAL CUSTOM-MADE PRODUCTS

We have a broad array of technical products on offer. We boast a wide range of special items, including clutch sleeves, brake pads, sealing rings, carrying straps for wine containers, protective curtains, bag buckles, sewing and saddlery items, as well as guide plates for printing machines. We apply our in-depth knowledge to fulfil your individual requests in a custom-tailored manner. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, because we are committed to advising our customers. We would be happy to provide you with further assistance.

ROOM DESIGN

In recent years, the areas of room and interior design have increasingly developed into an additional focal point for us. We offer very individual solutions sold to furniture stores, in the jewellery and automotive industry, or in arts and crafts as well as the construction industry. These may include items for room dividers, chair coverings, decorative strips, adornments, and much more. If you are seeking individual solutions for a special project, please get in touch with us. We will find a way together.

Expertise in leather

It was in 1875 that Paul Wilhelm Bantlin, the great-grandson of company founder Georg David, established the company Bantlin, which still exists today in similar form, along the bank of the Echaz River, on Emil-Adolff-Straße (Emil-Adolff Street) in Reutlingen. The company consisted of a tannery and a factory for drive belts and saddlery products. At the time, Bantlin created the leather himself by means of pit tanning. This technical know-how, developed over decades, and the comprehensive specific knowledge of special product features benefit our customers today.

OUR CUSTOMERS

Due to a sales structure that has evolved over decades, our products are now used not only in Europe, but worldwide. Our customers include both small and medium-sized businesses, technical wholesale and leading corporations.

In the meantime, the company has made a name of itself at a regional and national level as a service provider for industrial assembly in the areas of drive belts and conveyor belts. The global clientele, from South Africa to Brazil and Russia, varies widely and includes major electronics corporations, representatives of the Scandinavian furniture industry, sawmills and wood-processing companies, special and printing machine manufacturing, the jewellery industry, hydroelectric power stations and recycling plants, technical wholesale, dog sports and horse-riding, local carnival clubs, and industrial museums.

 

 

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