World Leather has announced that Heller-Leder, a German company, is global Tannery of the Year. It won the competition from the European region, and then beat out the other regional winners: Nakara of Namibia for Africa; Coming Indústria e Comércio de Couros or Brazil for the Americas; Xing Ye Leather Technology Company from China; and TehChang Leather Products Company of Thailand for the rest of Asia.