While few leather manufacturers are leading ones in producing adhesives or abrasives, few are involved in trading, supplying, exporting & importing the leather goods.
Recently, most of the global companies involved in leather manufacturing have setup companies in India. Leather industry has become living to many poor people.
Therefore, you can find that most of the leather exports have been setup at India, due to cheap labor, space & quality work.
The end products reach many European countries. The younger generation is quite fashion conscious. Therefore, to fulfill their taste and to sustain in the competition, the leather manufacturers of India import machines from other countries.
Mostly, the leather manufacturers of India sell their goods to the distributors, who in turn sell it to the dealers.