The story of a determined man


1978 was the year that Leone Fongaroi, with sacrifice and determination, decided to set up the Leon Tannery. From the class of 1944, aware of potential developments in the sector and determined to give more opportunity to his large family, Leone rose up from a hard and troublesome childhood, and with great business acumen, created a company that grew to make the territory of Valle del Chiampo one of the richest areas of Italy.



The factory immediately started production of splits for the clothing industry. In the years that followed, when his sons Dario, Gabriele and Giuliano started working in the company at a very young age, production was extended to splits for the footwear industry. Now with the set-up of Nuova Leon, the tradition has been renewed, firmly based on continuous improvements, striving for unrivalled quality at all times. These efforts have earned well-deserved acclaim from prestigious luxury and fashion houses, who choose Nuova Leon for their indisputable quality.