About Us


Saudi Leather Industries Company SLIC main productions are work, military and casual footwear.  The shoes are manufactured in the company’s factory located in the second industrial city of Dammam, Eastern Province, with a total area of 15,000 m2. SLIC is the major supplier to most of the companies in the Kingdom. Just to name a few are Saudi ARAMCO, Saudi Electricity Company, SABIC, Saudi Arabian Airlines, LUBREF and others. SLIC supplies to various Military sectors in KSA such as Ministry of Defense, Ministry of interior, National Guards. SLIC supplies to many Military Sectors in Gulf States. SLIC was established in 1981 as a joint venture with the American Wolverine world wide company under the name Saudi Shoes Company. In 1984, the Saudi owners have bought the market share of the American partner so then the company became totally Saudi Owned company. In the beginning SLIC focused only on producing work and military footwear. In 1998, it took a step forward in its development and added a new production line to produce “comfort shoe” brand for men. Starting from 2005, the company name has been changed to Saudi Leather Industries Company (SLIC) as a specialized company in all leather industries. The company went through many stages of expansion. In order, to enhance production capacity to meet increasing demand on its products.



  • 1981

    This company has been planned to be introduced in the kingdom in the year 1981 with the name of The Saudi Shoe Company Ltd. to manufacture safety shoe in the kingdom joint venture with wolverine world wide (Hush-Puppy Shoes), Under the group of Al Rushaid Investment Company. This is first safety shoe manufacturing company in the kingdom. Factory was ready and machineries and equipment were installed in the year 1982.

  • 1982

    The first intake of the employees has resumed in June 1982 and trial production was started with the facility of direct vulcanizing process. Second intake of the employees has resumed in July 1982. Then regular production was started with minimum 8 trolleys (96 Pairs) a day. Then it grew up to 16 trolleys (192 pairs) a day for long time. The company was producing only two styles in three different colors in the beginning:

    Chukka boot:

    Style no. 1155 (Black color)

    Style no. 1156 (Brown color)

    Style no. 1157 (Tan color)

    Pull-on boot:

    Style no. 1195 (Brown color)

    Style no. 1196 (black color)

    Style no. 1197 (tan color)

  • 1985

    The stuck on process was introduced with torridly machine in 1985 but production was not on regular basis. Regular production was started after two years i.e. 1986 with #31 (Black) and #32 (beige) unit sole. Sole roughing machine was added for stuck on unit sole roughing for good bond strength.

  • 1988

    First extension was done in 1988 when new raw material and finished goods store was made both stores were in one divided by fence in the middle and connected with the factory by two passages, one for raw material another for finished goods.

  • 1997

    First 18 station direct injection machine was added to the production in 1996 with # 37 single density direct injection moulded polyurethane sole and heel and # 39 dual density direct injection moulded polyurethane sole and heel and. Direct vulcanizing process was eliminated gradually when direct injection moulding production was regularized. Strobel insole stitched with upper was introduced in the year 1997. The # 56 nitrile rubber skin to PU sole and # 57 nitrile rubber skin to PU sole with anti-scuff toe was introduced in the year 1998.

  • 1998

    The company has been certified by the ISO 9001 in the year of 1996 and still continuing the certification. Then the company became member of SATRA in the year of 1998 and continuing till date.

    The 12 station direct injection moulding machine was added in the year 1998 to produce single density Polyurethane unit sole with heel.

  • 1999

    Big extension of plant no.2 was made and big employees’ canteen was built in the year 1999 with separate finished goods store added with customer services and purchase offices. This plant is producing stuck-on processed shoes and boots by using unit soles whereas plant 1 is producing injection moulded sole shoes and boots

  • 2006

    Then 30 station DESMA direct injection dual density machine was added in the year 2006 WITH # 59 dual density direct injected moulded sole with heel.

  • 2007

    The company name was changed from The Saudi Shoe Co. Ltd. to Saudi Leather Industries Company Ltd. (SLIC) In the year 2007.

  • 2014

    New administration building was constructed in the year 2014 and all offices were shifted in new building. The plant 1 is merged in the place of old administration block.

  • 2015

    Another proposed plan has to add forty (40) stations GUSBI direct PU soling compound pouring system in the existing year 2015. Machine is already arrived. Preparation is in the progress to install this big machine. Apart from the production, our testing lab is also upgraded by adding some equipment such as testing antistatic properties in the year 2010 and recently added a big machine to test EH properties on the high voltage of 18000 volts in the existing year 2015. Now the production capacity of the SLIC has been gown up to 720000 pairs annually. The company is still continuing on the path of progress and lot of goals and commitments have to achieved to stand with the rapidly changes in sales and marketing strategies.


To be the pioneer manufacturer of safety and military shoes in GCC & Arabian countries.


Saudi Leather Industries works hard to satisfy consumers’ needs by making high quality products, provide the highest level of customer service and continues improvement in administrative, human and technical resources.