The Power of I 2014

A global footprint

Superhouse grew out of nothing to become a leather export behemoth. Now, it is hoping to grow through acquisitions

Vishal Koul

His grandfather made handcrafted saddles for the cavalry regiment of the Scindia army in Gwalior. His father entered the finished leather business and started Super Tannery Ltd in Kanpur in the early 1950s. But when Mukhtarul Amin decided to set up a business on his own in 1985, he wasn’t sure what line to get into. Playing it safe, he registered a company name that would fit just about anything — Superhouse. But the call of blood, perhaps, proved too strong. Amin, like his father and grandfather, also entered the leather goods business.