Our story

Introducing a French family-run business that was founded in 1985 by Philippe Lerouge, and is now headed up by his daughter, Alexandra Lerouge.

Nestled in the small town of Carentan in Normandy, UNICUIR boasts French- and internationally-renowned expertise.
UNICUIR specialises in producing, treating and trading leather and raw hides.
We select and hone the raw materials in a process that lies at the heart of making leather.
We then export our merchandise around the globe, to Italy, China, India, Spain, Portugal and beyond.

Certifications you can trust:

  • Merchandise for the gelatine sector (EC regulation 853/2004)
  • Merchandise for the technical sector (EC regulation 1069/2009)
  • LWG certification
certification LWG

Our strenghts
& Our

Premium 100% French production

Animals born, reared and slaughtered in France
Suppliers who put animal welfare centre-stage

Optimised, automated digital production processes

Ensuring leather traceability via digital tracking and laser marking

Keeping hides at 0°C to optimise quality and align with market expectations (unsalted hides)

Storing our merchandise at controlled temperatures


Long-standing, prestigious customers, including partnerships with luxury tanneries in France.

A flexible, bespoke approach

Meticulous sorting...
Spanning12 different categories, ranging from calfskin to cowskin hides

Trade with a conscience

UNICUIR works to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy

  • Staff well-being

  • Customer satisfaction

  • Customer satisfaction


6 February 2024


The Milan International Fair will take place from February 20 to 22, 2024. This is an opportunity for us to…