Dunlop UK establishes a bicycle tyre
manufacturing plant in Melbourne, Australia.
Eric Norman Ansell
acquires the condom
Dunlop and founded
the Ansell Rubber
Dunlop Australia Limited
(previously the Dunlop
Rubber Co of Australia Ltd)
acquires Ansell Rubber
From 1970 to 1989,
Ansell acquires industrial
glove companies and
in Malaysia / USA.
Ansell acquires Edmont Industrial Gloves in the USA.
From 1990 to 2002,
Ansell becomes the world’s largest
provider of medical, household
and industrial gloves in 1991.
Moved HQ to the USA in 1998.
Ansell acquires Perry Surgical Gloves in the USA.
Ansell launches the HyFlex® brand with the 11-800 –
the first highly-flexible general-purpose glove.
Pacific Dunlop splits and
company name changed
to Ansell Limited.
Ansell acquires 3 companies in China,
Poland and Brazil to focus on
Sexual Wellness business.
New strategy and organization
focused on accelerating
growth in the safety space.
Ansell acquires SANDEL® in the USA.
Ansell acquires Trelleborg in Sweden and Comasec in France.
Ansell acquires Midas in Korea and Hércules in Brazil. Opens new 16,000 square foot
state-of-the-art R&D facility in Sri Lanka.
Ansell acquires BarrierSafe Solutions Intl.
for a record-breaking $600M, and Hands International in
Ansell acquires MICROGARD® in the UK and gammaSUPPLIES in the USA.
Divests the last non-core
Sexual Wellness businesses
for $600M and transforms to
a focused Safety Company. Ansell acquires Nitritex in the UK.
Ansell celebrates its 125th Anniversary followed by acquisition of Digitcare Corporation, a leading supplier of exam and specialty gloves and launches a $100M transformation program to lower cost with massive investments in Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Kedah.
Ringers Gloves in the USA to
expand industrial portfolio