A lot of Dutch hide traders go bankrupt. They are mainly focused on the East European market. Because of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, a huge part of their market is gone. The disappearance of several competitors means a grow for De Leeuw Huidenhandel. One of the big bankrupt hide traders was the Amsterdamse Huidenclub (AHC) in Nijmegen. A large part of the suppliers from the AHC is taken over by De Leeuw Huidenhandel. Aart and Menno decide to buy the AHC from the curator in order to easily intercept the extra production from the new suppliers. Because of the larger production facilities, De Leeuw Huidenhandel attains a huge expansion regarding the automation of the production process. This leads to a large effectivity and capacity, causing a better market position for De Leeuw Huidenhandel in that year. In the same year, 1994, Max de Leeuw pass away.