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About Us

DESA was founded in 1972 by the Celet family in Istanbul with the purpose creating and producing luxury leather goods for the international market. 

Over time, the company has vertically as well as horizontally integrated and become conglomerate encompassing a Tannery In Corlu, a Handbag Facility in Duzce and HQ in Istanbul producing SLG and Leather Garments. 

Today the Group has 4 factories (3 in Turkey and 1 in Italy), 116 retail shops and offices in London, Düsseldorf, Plovdiv and Milan. 

DESA is a public company quoted in Istanbul Stock Exchange since 2004 and employs ca 2,000 direct operatives. 

The Group is also the JV partner of the travel ware brands Samsonite/Tumi for more than 40 years and undertakes all retail and distribution operations of the Samsonite Group brands in Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Syria and Northern Cyprus.  

Business Model of Desa Internazionale

DESA Internazionale is created in line with the full service philosophy of the DESA Group. 
Thanks to this new investment, DESA is able to offer its clients “Made in Italy”, “Made in Turkey” and “Semi-made in Turkey and Made in Italy” production depending on the made-in and pricing strategy of the brand. 


The Desa Internazionale facility will be encompassing the entire production process from pattern making & prototyping to fully finished bags and small leather goods.
State of the art machinery and equipment has been selected for this new facility.
Some of the machinery include: 
• Comelz computerized cutter
• Juki AMS computerized sewing machines
• Laser assisted cutting and tooling machines
• Industrial reinforcement bonding machine
• Automated spray gluing machine
• Industry4.0 compliant next generation sewing machines
• Industry 4.0 compliant splitting machine


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