History: driven by innovation
Chamlon’s history dates back to the 19th century (1849) where a tannery was founded in Waalwijk in the South of the Netherlands, named Mombavlies BV.
Although originally tanning skins, in the 1960’s Mombavlies became one of the first producers of synthetic chamois applying an unique coagulation method. By means of thorough research and development, Mombavlies specialized in the production of polyurethane-coagulated fabrics. Today its synthetic chamois is known as one of the best in the world.
In 1995 Mombavlies BV changed its company name into Chamlon BV and moved from the 150-year old tannery to a new and advanced production plant in Ootmarsum, a town situated directly near the German border in the heart of Europe.
Traditionally, chamois was made of tanned izard skins, which were said to have the best quality in the world. Perhaps you already noticed that chamois can be derived from the name Chamlon and Chamlon literally means izard. Besides the izard is present in the Chamlon company logo.
Today, Chamlon BV is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of cleaning articles for different market segments, which are sold mostly under private label. The Chamlon Products are sold on all 5 continents