About us

Cape Produce Company

Cape Produce Company was founded, some 90 years ago, as a Hides and Skins trading company in South Africa. As a family owned business that prides itself on growth and innovation; Cape Produce Company (CPC) has evolved into what is now the largest hide and skin tannery in Southern Africa.

Purchasing the finest Cattle Hides and Sheep Skins from across South Africa and surrounding countries; the company currently employs more than 300 people at its premises in both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Through continued investment in both people and technology the business is able to meet the needs of both its suppliers and customers in a changing global industry.

Cape Produce Company currently handles:

Approximately 1,000,000 cattle hides per annum and, 3,000,000 sheep skins per annum.

Based on these purchases; the company exports the following material:

  • Wetblue and Wet Salted Cattle Hides
  • Drum Salted Merino Sheep Skins
  • Pickled and Wetblue Dorper Sheep Skins
  • Drysalted Hides
  • Drysalted Goat Skins
  • Drysalted Gameskins (Kudu, Gemsbok and Springbok)