Josï¿½ Pulido Soto
Yancci is one of the longest-established leather goods companies in the town of Ubrique. Founded in 1940 by Josï¿½ Pulido Soto, today the third generation of his successors continue his time-honoured trade, employing 100 people. Made by hand from the finest raw materials, its cutting-edge designs suit the tastes of the modern market, whilst preserving the essence of the firmï¿½s traditional craftsmanship.
Yancci has worked for prestigious names including Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, El Caballo and Burberrys, and also sells its own label to an upper-middle target in multi-brand stores and specialist retailers. Another great achievement since the mid-seventies has been its consolidation on foreign markets. Exports now account for 40% of its turnover and markets like the USA and Japan make up 10% of that total. On a global scale, it has also proved successful elsewhere, particularly in Belgium, France, Britain, Germany and Canada, where it has agents and, in some cases, showrooms. The firm makes a point of taking part in major international trade fairs, including Mipel in Milan.
Among its future plans is the creation of an alliance with other Ubrique-based entrepreneurs in the trade, who will join forces with an eye to opening and consolidating new markets in Belgium and Germany.