Robus Leather Corporation was founded in 1971, in Madison Indiana, to manufacture 100% genuine bonded leather for the North American shoe industry. Today the company is owned by Mr. Charles Spillman of the Spillman Group in Indianapolis, Indiana and manufactures bonded leather for the flooring, shoe, fashion and furniture industries, to name but a few. Robus Leather Corporation now sells products in over 25 countries around the globe.
The Madison facility was built primarily to support the North American shoe industry and later the belt and personal leather goods markets (wallets, purses, portfolios, briefcases, etc.). In the mid-eighties a large part of the shoe industry moved offshore to South America and Asia, and consequently so did the Robus market, resulting in substantial direct exports to over 25 countries. Robus is now focusing heavily on expanding sales of bonded leather into new markets with new products and new applications, such as furniture, wall covering, vehicle trim and advertising specialties; essentially anywhere a more cost effective alternative to genuine leather can be applied, or a vinyl film can be upgraded to genuine bonded leather.
Robus product is 100% manufactured in Indiana and the company was the proud recipient of the Indiana Governor's Award for Excellence in Recycling in May 2000. Robus is excited about expanding production as it forges into new global markets.
Robus has weathered the ups and downs of the U.S. footwear, fashion , and leather goods industries and has remained a dependable source for bonded leather to hundreds of companies.Today, Robus is looking ahead. Robus is finding new ways to provide superior value to our customers. Through creative thinking and aggressive product development, they are creating products that meet the specific and demanding needs of our customers. They are investing in our factory, adding new equipment and updating our manufacturing process so that they can be more efficient and responsive. They are embarking on new quality and process initiatives to provide superior product consistency and quality. They are doing all of these things while ensuring that Robus remains an economical source of high quality bonded leather for our customers.
They are also updating our organization. To better serve our existing customers and to capitalize on new market opportunities, Robus has revamped its sales and marketing organizations. With new leadership from the Spillman Group, Robus is poised to lead the bonded leather industry for many years to come.
At Robus, they are preparing for the future. They relish the opportunity to be part of your future as well.