Footwear & Apparel Maestro, Bata, Trusts Bry-Air to Banish Mould/Fungus in Leather

Bata, a renowned brand in the footwear and apparel industry based in Batanagar, Kolkata, faced an issue with mould and fungus growth on their stored leather sheets. Seeking a solution, they reached out to Bry-Air, who recommended installing a compact dehumidifier to effectively eliminate the problem. The installation of the dehumidifier proved highly beneficial for Bata, successfully resolving the issue.

About Bata India

Bata India, a part of Bata Shoe Organization, is India’s largest footwear retailer and a prominent manufacturer. Originally established in 1931 as Bata Shoe Company Private Limited, the company commenced its operations as a small venture in Konnagar, close to Calcutta, the following year. The first construction project for Bata’s operations, which is now recognized as the Bata township, was initiated in January 1934. Over time, the site’s area was doubled, and it became popular as Batanagar. Notably, this manufacturing facility became the first in the Indian shoe industry to achieve the ISO: 9001 certification.

The Problem

The leather stock of Bata India is located near a pond. Due to the damp climate in the area, mould and fungus started developing on the leather sheets.


Taking into account the unique circumstances of the leather stock’s proximity to a pond and the extremely humid climate, we recommended Bata to install our Compact Dehumidifier Model FFB-600 in their leather sheet storage room that could effectively cover a room dimension of 400 sq. ft., maintaining 35% RH.


The installation of Bry-Air Dehumidifier in the leather sheet storage room ensures optimal humidity levels are maintained, safeguarding the leather from excessive moisture that could lead to damage.

With Bry-Air’s expertise in air engineering, the compact dehumidifier will provide reliable protection for the leather stock in such challenging environmental conditions. 

Key Benefits

The installation of Bry-Air Compact Dehumidifier in Bata India brings a multitude of benefits, such as:

  • Elimination of mould and fungus
  • Prevention of spots, stains, and discolouration
  • Maintenance of the strength and durability of leather sheets
  • Prevention of foul odour on the leather

Recommendation Products For Problem

Bry-Air offers a range of FFB Series Dehumidifiers with different capacities to meet specific requirements. These models include:

  • FFB 170 (170 cmh)
  • FFB 300 (300 cmh)
  • FFB 600 (600 cmh)
  • FFB 1000 (1000 cmh)
  • FFB 1500 (1500 cmh)
  • FFB 2000 (2000 cmh)
  • FFB 3000 (3000 cmh)
  • FFB 4500 (4500 cmh)


All these dehumidifiers are designed to combine the compactness and appearance of a commercial unit with the durability of an industrial dehumidifier. The FFB Compact Dehumidifier is constructed using CNC fabrication with a powder-coated finish. It features a high-performance desiccant rotor made of fluted metal silicate, which offers several advantages:

  • Smaller footprint
  • Improved performance
  • Lowest volume and weight per cmh (cubic meter per hour)
  • Numerous mounting options
  • Lightweight and can be conveniently installed above a false ceiling, eliminating the need for floor space

Client / Location

Bata India Ltd. / Kolkata

Industry / Application

Footwear & Apparel


Mould and fungus growth on leather sheets


Installation of Compact Dehumidifier Model FFB-600 to maintain 35% RH

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