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AJHOLLANDER
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.

Wet Blue Hide

OUR MISSION

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.

Our History

1862

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.

1995

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.

1998

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. 

2013

EXPANDING TO TEXAS

The 15,000 sq ft facility in Amarillo, Texas has the capacity to process 2,500 hides per day.

2016

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.

2021

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 &
Premium Products

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.

Hastings Holstein Hide
Custom Wet Blue Hide

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.

Quality Standards

Delivered as Promised

Meet our sister company, POD Logistics, offering reliable trucking and drayage services from 3 locations:

  • Kansas City, Missouri

  • Dallas, Texas

  • Amarillo, Texas

 

POD Logistics serves the Kansas City and Dallas rail yards, and the port of Houston along with a fully staffed cold-storage warehousing facility.

POD Logistics
Rawhide Processing Plant

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.

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT

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.

Leather and Hide Council of America Logo
FORMERLY THE
U.S. HIDE SKIN AND LEATHER ASSOCIATION
&
LEATHER INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA

Our Leadership Team

Howard Ganz

CEO/President

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.

Brianna Yeje

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

COO

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

Logistics Manager

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.

David Fuller

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

Documentation Coordinator

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

Mr. Howard Ganz

Our Locations

Based in New York, but at home in the Midwest.

AJHollander is proudly distinguished as the most reliable American-made source of rawhide materials for the United States with facilities in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, and Tennessee:
AJHollander New York Office
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