HIDEXE NHQ Technology as a Service


Our NHQ (Numeric Hide Quality) solution can recognize virtually all known types of hide and leather imperfections and defects, and create objective, verifiable and trustworthy standards for marketplaces across the globe.  HIDEXE NHQ is an original and unrivalled source for accuracy and integrity in hide and leather grading.  NHQ grading reports contain technologically determined information on hide shape, quality, proportions and finish, and clearly show all identified defects.


Every hide has its cost and is sold at a price. The price that can be charged depends on the market, the quality, the marketing and the segment targeted.  Although every hide is unique, meat processors, tanneries and end-users have a clear need to treat each hide as a ‘fungible commodity’, that can be objectively classified, graded, and priced.  This is particularly important for large industry players, whose ‘repeat business’ transactions represent the bulk of their daily flow trading.

Manual hide, skins and leather inspections have plagued quality control in the tanning industry since its outset. After many years of research and development, HIDEXE team has perfected a specialized integrated hardware and software solution that can eliminate most of these longstanding industry headaches.  

NHQ has unparalleled capability in terms of speed, accuracy and cost, thus helping tanneries to significantly cut their production waste and boost their profits, while greatly improving their sustainability credentials.  In addition to a full, highly accurate, unbiased computer-generated grade assessment, HIDEXE’s latest innovation can recognize virtually any hide identification, thus allowing for its easy traceability.  This important feature can be used systematically for supply chain audits and inventory stocktaking.


While HIDEXE is looking to make the industry more standardized and uniform worldwide to allow its stakeholders to be more agile and productive, we understand that this approach may not be suitable for all market players, reason for which we offer bespoke consulting services to assist leather professional to discover and harness the power of our patented technology, and create new solutions based on their identified needs. Depending on user needs, HIDEXE’s reports can be offered in a very concise format, or in a very detailed configuration.  It is flexible and can easily be adapted to a user-specific needs. 

Grading hides consistently and objectively is not an easy task, but HIDEXE has made great strides to achieve just this. Today, there are many ways to describe hides, skins, leather and by-products, as well as methods for evaluating their quality.  HIDEXE is working to transform the way hide and leather is bought and sold globally by doing three things:

    1. Creating common, globally accepted definitions for hide, skins, leather and by-products, to provide a consistent way to accurately and verifiably describe their respective characteristics.


    2. Establishing methods and best practices to grade hide and leather using objective computer algorithms in combination with scanning equipment of the highest quality.


    3. Issuing HIDEXE NHQ grading reports that consistently and accurately communicate grading results to different stakeholders in the various markets.


For technical enquiries and to organize a free demonstration of our NHQ technology, please contact:


Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Mobile: +352 661 255 251


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