A global leather supplier to the world’s leading automotive brands, we providefull interior solutions that reinvent the standard in supplier service. With approximately 5,000 team members operating on four continents, we’re driven by a disciplined passion for leather.
In reimagining our company it was important to select a name that was
reflective of our product and our philosophy.
Pangea is a term that refers to a point in Earth’s history when the continents were connected as one supercontinent. Our company embodies this spirit. Our leather is tied to the earth, connected to one another and to our global team of artisans who make it.
We embrace a culture of innovation that empowers our team, benefits our
customers and preserves our planet.
We’re a global team of 5,000 strong, driven by a disciplined passion for leather.
Our skilled artisans, located on four continents and in eight countries,
deliver interior experiences that emanate luxury and engage the senses.
Director - Global IT, CDC
Sr. Director - Sales, Marketing, Program Mgt., China
Director, Mexico Operations
Senior Director of Sales, Europe Business Dev.
Director - Global Lean and Innovation, CDC
Senior Advanced Product Director - CDC
Product Development Director, Mexico
Senior Director of North America Sales & Program Mgt.
Director of South Africa & Hungary Operations
Director, China Operations
Director, Germany Operations
Executive Team Leader - CDC
Director of Sales, Marketing & Program Mgt. - Japan
Director Design - Asia
Salesman Alfred Fried opens tannery and trading company specializing in handbags and belts in Manhattan.
GST rebrands itself as Pangea.
GST opens state-of-the-art global headquarters/customer development center in Rochester Hills, Mich.
GST adds new finishing plant in Jiaxing, China.
GST acquires Seton Company to become GST Seton AutoLeather.
GST consolidates all cutting operations into Saltillo, Mexico campus; purchases CUINBA. Company relocates Global HQ & Technical Center from Maryland to Michigan.
GST opens Nuevo Laredo, Mexico finishing facility. GST and SRL enter into strategic technology and supply agreement for re-tan and finishing capabilities in Shanghai, China.
GST enters the China market via a consulting agreement with Genfort.
GST partners with Toyota to become the first American supplier to learn and implement the Toyota Production System. Leather sourcing team begins operating in South America. State-of-the-art cutting facility opens in Saltillo, Mexico. Seton launches manufacturing operations in Mulheim, Germany and Nigel, South Africa
GST acquires operations formerly known as Byron Tanning to support the rapidly growing automotive leather market.
Alfred’s brothers join business and merge company with John Flynn & Sons to form Garden State Tanning, expanding its business with plants in Newark and Cleveland. The company continues to grow as it enters the automotive leather component business, acquiring additional tanning facilities and expanding its manufacturing footprint over two decades.
Following its founding in 1906, European leather manufacturer Seton begins supplying leather to the automotive industry
Byron Tanning is established in Roxbury, Mass. by Joseph Byron. 65 years later, Joseph's grandson William, opens his own tanning business in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Maryland, amid an abundance of rock oak stands, the primary source of tannic acid used in the vegetable leather-tanning process.