Gruppo Vecchia Toscana SpA (GVT) is a tannery located in Fucecchio and was founded in 1957 by Mr. Guglielmo Testai. The company name comes
from a particular type of leather, an exclusive GVT company product, which was very successful between the 1960s and 1970s.
The evolution of Vecchia Toscana experienced a milestone at the end of the 1970s, with the inauguration of its new premises that are still operational: more than 15,000 m² of covered area that have allowed GVT to conceive and organize the production process completely within the company plants. A unique structure. Bringing the entire production phase in-house means being able to control and trace the entire transformation process in detail, from the tanning of raw hides to the fi nished product. The sublimation of ‘Made in Italy’.
The natural continuation of the GVT tradition has been taken over by Mr. Valerio Testai, the founder’s son, who contributed decisively in giving
an international dimension to his tannery. To date, the range of GVT articles include chrome and vegetable tanned cowhides, calf and steer skins solely purchased at European slaughterhouses. The market of reference is the Luxury market, especially in France, where export plays an important role in the GVT turnover.
A fundamental part of the company’s activity is the style and development offi ce where, each year, at least 3% of its turnover is invested in new material research. The company is also ISO 9001 certifi ed and adopts the corporate social responsibility code of conduct.