Leather Suppliers in South Africa | Footwear Materials | APECO


Leather Suppliers in South Africa

Footwear Materials & Leather Suppliers

One step ahead

Apeco supplies in demand, leather products to a number of industries for a variety of manufacturing purposes. Our materials are popular in the manufacture and repair of footwear; upholstery; handbags and belts. Apeco is a well-established company, founded in 1924. We were originally based in Port Elizabeth. In 1972 our head office was moved to Durban so as to be situated in the heart of the South African shoe manufacturing industry. We come from humble beginnings and are now proud to be one of the leading leather suppliers to the footwear industry, as well as all associated industries in South Africa. We have opened a successful and ever flourishing branch and warehouse in Johannesburg and a sales office in Cape Town and are renowned for our excellent service and superior products.

We offer our comprehensive products on a direct contract basis as well as an ex-stock basis, depending on your preference. Apeco is proud to be a highly innovative company and we are continuously sourcing the latest products with absolute dedication and drive. We will never become complacent in our services and will always be ‘one step ahead’ of our competitors. Whether you require leather, synthetic and bottom stock, you can rely on Apeco. For the best leather and synthetic leather South Africa has to offer, look no further than Apeco.

Apeco Products

Natural Leather

From bovine, kid, buffalo and a wide range of natural leathers, we at Apeco have it all. All these products are available on an ex stock basis. As the leading leather supplier in South Africa, we work closely with local and international tanneries, ensuring you receive the most premier and quality product.


We offer quality PU/PVC coated materials. Our clients are our number one priority and these materials are made to suit your individual requirements. Our products are available with breathable and absorbent linings including Cambrelle® and Drilex®.

Shoe Components

We supply a comprehensive range of shoe components to the South African Footwear Industry. Our shoe components are highly sought after and we continually provide innovative products to our clients. From waxed hand lacing threads to resin rubber sheets, whatever it is you require, we have the ideal product.

Shoe Repair Material

Apeco offers a range of products and materials required for the shoe repair, small leather goods and orthopaedic industries. Our Johannesburg Warehouse services various markets in the entire Gauteng area. Some of the renowned materials that we offer include heels, basketweave sheets and rubber soling.

Leather Suppliers South Africa

With years of experience in the leather industry, the Apeco staff have unparalleled knowledge and are able to offer expert advice. We are available to assist you with any queries, and we will help guide you on the path to a successful end-product by providing you with the ideal product for your application. For the best leather suppliers Johannesburg has to offer, Apeco is the go-to company of choice.