Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company has been chosen as interior material supplier of choice for the Infiniti EMERG-E concept car, revealed to the world for the first time today at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
Chosen for its unique brand of Low Carbon Leather, Bridge of Weir has supplied two grades of soft leather, in black and metallic champagne colours, to adorn the Infiniti EMERG-E interior’s characteristic flowing lines and sculpted edges. As a zero-emissions plug-in hybrid, the low carbon ethos shared by both Infiniti and Bridge of Weir made the fine Scottish leather a perfect fit for the Japanese brand’s most exciting design to date.
Bridge of Weir sales director, Jamie Davidson, said: “We are delighted with the results of our first piece of work with renowned Japanese brand INFINITI. Bridge of Weir Low Carbon Leather is a product that sits very well inside the Infiniti EMERG-E, which is a striking and beautiful design both inside and out. We are proud to have played a part in the project and wish INFINITI the very best with this fantastic plug-in hybrid.”
With a production process supported by Bridge of Weir’s innovative new thermal energy plant in Scotland, the InfinitiEMERG-E can boast that even its interior leather is low carbon and manufactured with zero waste. Opened in 2010, the thermal energy plant is the only one of its kind in the world leather industry, and takes what was previously waste sent straight to landfill, and converts it directly to energy for heating the large volumes of recycled water required in the manufacturing process.
Established in 1905 at Bridge of Weir just outside Glasgow, Scotland, and a subsidiary of the Scottish Leather Group, the company now boasts Europe’s most advanced leather production facilities, and since the opening of its all-new thermal energy plant in 2010, the ‘greenest’ as well. An inherently sustainable material, leather is taken to a new low carbon level with Bridge of Weir’s innovative product – which is exported to over 30 countries around the world.
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