RAW HIDES & SKINS
AJHollander is an expert hide processing company and rawhide exporter. Distinguished as the most reliable source of rawhide materials, we offer a full selection of raw cattle hides, sow skins, and custom curated products for our clients. Our customers know that AJHollander delivers quality hides on time as promised.
Redefining the Way
Hides are Produced
AJHollander Enterprises Inc. is a globally-recognized and trusted expert in rawhide processing.
Our skilled production team and hands-on management produce high-quality raw hides and skins and deliver on the promise to meet each customer's requirements and specifications.
We are meticulous in our methods. Every hide leaving our facility must meet or exceed a rigorous 95% accuracy internal grading control. In addition, every pallet is traceable with a unique bar code that includes product type, weight, and production date.
AJHOLLANDER IS FOUNDED
Founded in Sweden, AJHollander grew into a hide processor and global trading leader over the next century and a half until the company was dissolved in the 1990s.
MR. HOWARD GANZ ACQUIRED THE U.S. OPERATIONS
Assuming the leadership role, Mr. Ganz has expanded AJHollander operations over the last two decades, establishing processing centers and warehouses across the U.S.
SECOND PLANT IS ESTABLISHED
AJHollander's only plant was in Hastings, NE until 1998 when AJHollander established a second facility in Owen, WI. This plant processed sow skins, and was the beginning of AJHolander's entry into the sow skin market. Today, AJHollander markets over 30% of the sow skins produced in the US.
EXPANDING TO TEXAS
The 15,000 sq ft facility in Amarillo, Texas has the capacity to process 2,500 hides per day.
EXPANDING INTO TENNESSEE
The Morristown, Tennessee location processes approximately 2,000 hides and skins per day including sow skins, cow hides and small packer hides.
GOING BACK TO THE MIDWEST ROOTS
AJHollander announces the opening of our newest hide plant, in Kansas City, after purchasing a facility from Darling Ingredients. The newest facility can process 5,000 hides per day
Custom Services &
We offer a full selection of raw cattle hides including Heifers, Heavy, Steers, and Jumbos.
View our in-house product list below or learn more about our custom services to customers. Custom products range from wet blue, calf, and slunk skins, to hide trimmings & more.
Dedicated to Quality
AJHollander commits to providing products and services that meet or exceed all customer requirements, applicable standards, and specifications.
The AJHollander Quality System and its associate Quality Procedures are a part of our team's responsibility to produce the highest quality product for each of our customers.
Delivered as Promised
Meet our sister company, POD Logistics, offering reliable trucking and drayage services from 3 locations:
Kansas City, Missouri
POD Logistics serves the Kansas City and Dallas rail yards, and the port of Houston along with a fully staffed cold-storage warehousing facility.
Meticulous in Our Methods
As a globally-recognized expert in rawhide processing, hides are fleshed and cured with our meticulous method, ensuring every hide is well preserved and custom created for our customers.
With uniform processing and hands-on management, our customers can feel secure in knowing their hides will be delivered exactly as ordered.
Proud Members of the Leather and Hide Council of America
The United States Hide Skin and Leather Association and the Leather Industries of America merger in 2020 now represents more than 75 businesses employing over 5,000 people nationwide. Approximately 90% of all cattle hide and wet blue leather products are exported totaling between $1-2 billion per year in revenue.
U.S. HIDE SKIN AND LEATHER ASSOCIATION
LEATHER INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA
Our Leadership Team
Howard Ganz joined AJHollander in 1992 and reincorporated the US operations in 1995. He has been the driving force for the success of the company for over 25 years.
Human Resources Manager
Brianna Yeje joined AJHollander Enterprises, Inc. as the Corporate Human Resources Manager in October of 2022 where she leads HR functions across all 5 plant locations. Brii earned her Master of Science in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Economy and Private Sector from New York University in 2020. She has held many Human Resources leadership roles with other New York logistics companies and is excited to bring her skills to the AJHollander Enterprises group.
Benjamin Ganz joined AJ Hollander Enterprises as Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Since that time, he has been blessed to work with a talented and dedicated group of people that have allowed the company to grow from two plants to five.
Gabriel Sitzer joined AJHollander in 2021 and today he is the Logistics Manager. Gabriel got a BS in Managerial Accounting, and uses his background in cost accounting to find optimal ways to ship our products worldwide.
VP of Operations
Originally from Colorado, David Fuller is a Marine Corps veteran and has several years of experience operating manufacturing facilities. David has been managing the processing plants for AJHollander since 2014.
Hadar Stein has been a dedicated Documentation Coordinator since joining AJ Hollander Enterprises in 2011. She has tailored her skillsets to encompass the industry and has the knowledge base to service all customer's needs. Her continued tenure aids in making the AJ Hollander logistics department the gold-standard in the hide trading industry.
From the Desk of the President
"I'm continually amazed by how much we have accomplished over the last two decades, establishing processing centers and warehouses across the U.S. to now distinguishing AJHollander as the reliable choice of rawhide materials.
We've always been committed to providing products and services that meet or exceed customer requirements. That's never changed. What has changed is our growing team of dedicated employees and hands-on management. Without their loyalty and skilled work, we wouldn't be seeing the exponential growth we are seeing today."
- Mr. Howard Ganz, President