ZAMSHU is the footwear manufacturing division of Zamleather Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary of Zambeef Products PLC.

Established in 1997, Zamleather Ltd is the largest tannery in Zambia and processes over 11,000 hides per month with export earnings of approximately US $1.5million per annum. Zambleather produces wet blue leather for export and finished leather for the local and regional markets that is ideal for shoes, upholstery as well as other leather products.

The company employs 240 people and manufactures 650 pairs of leather shoes daily at our modern factory in Lusaka which produces an average of 7, 000 pairs of shoes a month and with earnings of approximately ZMK 10 million per annum. With an installed factory capacity of  9,000 shoes a month, this is set to grow.

Our current sales offices located in Lusaka and Kitwe on the Copperbelt. However, our quality shoes can be accessed countrywide and regionally   through Zambeef Macro outlets  as well as leading retailers and hardware stores.

Zamshu shoes are certified by the ‘Zambia Bureau of Standards’ and tested by ‘Alfred Knight’.

Our safety shoes exceed international standards ISO 20345:2011 and are certified by the Zambia Bureau of Standards and Mines Safety Department.

We have an opportunity as a country to grow our
local manufacturing portfolio. These have been challenging times for business no doubt, and some adjustments were implemented to accommodate
operation in the new normal. However, it has also
created room for innovation with a greater focus on
our strong points and the opportunities that lie within
our borders.

Richard Franklin

Zamleather General Manager


Working as a team to be Zambia’s leading, World class supplier of quality leather and leather-based products for the Benefit of Employees and Shareholders.


We exist to consistently produce and supply quality leather and leather products locally and internationally to customers’ specification and satisfaction by:

  • Processing leather and leather products using quality materials
  • Implementing cost effective and efficient resource management
  • Using committed, highly skilled, qualified and motivated workforce

 Meeting customer requirements and specification

Sustaining a safe, healthy environment. 


Customers: The customer is our pride at all times.

Teamwork: Approach our jobs with passion and commitment, recognizing successes and employee motivation.

Performance: Achieve ambitious company goals and targets timely.

Integrity: Committed to employ high ethical standards in all operations in accordance with the law and company procedures.

Innovativeness: Accept change as a rule striving for technical leadership competency.

“Any day is a perfect day for shoe shopping” – Anon


Faces behind the shoes!

Richard Franklin

General Manager

Richard Franklin is at the helm and centre of operations at Zamleather. As general manager he is tasked with ensuring that the business runs smoothly without compromising on the quality and innovation at Zambia’s leading leather producer and footwear manufacturer.

Richard Mulenga

Assistant Production Manager

Richard Mulenga doubles up as our in-house a shoe designer as well as oversees the realisation of the designs from concept to finished product. He is the brains  behind our famed football boot – Kaleza our innovative industrial footwear – 100% Quick Release Safety Boot.

Essau Ruvuta

Sales and Marketing Manager

Essau Ruvuta is the ‘boots’on the ground making sure that our products are both visible in and delivered to market so our customers are able to easily access them. His is a mission of managing demand and supply both locally and regionally.


Zamleather Limited
Plot 10990, Mungwi Road, Industrial Area
P.O. Box 36050
Lusaka, Zambia

Tel:  +260 211 241 519
Cell: +260 955/966/977 999 047

 Email: shoesales@zambeef.co.zm