Asinca S.L in Inca, Majorca

Asinca S.L. in Inca, Majorca.

29-11-2019Redacción

The leather manufacturer, Asinca S.L., is shutting its doors for the last time today after 74 years of trading in Inca.

In its heyday, 20 bus loads of tourists would queue up to shop at the store but profits have dwindled to virtually zero in recent years.

The company's manager, Jepi Corró, said "it is a historic firm and we are like a family, but the situation could no longer be supported by a business that had ceased to be profitable a few years ago".

Six people are losing their jobs and the 3-storey building in Calle Sineu is being sold off.

Antony's in Inca will also be closing at the end of the year after 24 years of trading.

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Bett / Hace 16 days

The simple reason is that leather goods used to be extremely cheap and excellent value for money. Now they’re not. Also, leather is no longer in fashion and hasn’t been for several years.

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Britbabe / Hace 16 days

In years gone by, this type of shop was a definite "go to" for holiday makers and many hotels ran coach trips to them Over the past several years, the prices in these shops have rocketed and they have priced themselves out of the market. I remember in the 1970s and 80s, I always took home 3 or 4 pairs of decent leather shoes and sandals from Inca but now I can´t afford one pair from there. Sad but they really haven´t moved with the times.

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Les / Hace 16 days

Hardly any tourists now visiting. Could this be a shift from Self catering and up to full board, to what now tourists are now "All Inclusive " There are a lot of attractions on the island being affected in the same way. All a lot of people now want to do, is just to stay in their hotels and resorts, and not to explore the island sadly anymore. The tourist tax could help these struggling businesses try to keep going, and promote them again somehow.

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bertrand / Hace 17 days

if the "business had stopped to be profitable "its because the company hasn't t been able to adapt itself to the market which change regularly and to adapt to the taste of the clients. First step would have been to have a real fashion design and working on social networks... Unfortunately the same story than all others leather factories in Inca...

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