For over a century, Ansell has delivered the most advanced protection solutions to millions of people…at work, at home and in harm’s way.
This year 2018, is a very special milestone at Ansell, as it was 125 years ago that our story began. Our journey started in 1893 when John Boyd Dunlop established the Australian branch of the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company to manufacture bicycles in Melbourne, Australia. One of the mechanics employed there was a hard-working young man named Eric Norman Ansell.
In 1905, Eric Ansell recognized an opportunity when his employer was looking to dispose of some manufacturing equipment. With this discarded machinery, he founded what was to become the Ansell Rubber Company, initially a balloon & condom company that eventually expanded into surgical, household and work gloves.
In the years since, millions of people have come to rely on Ansell’s innovative products and safety solutions to protect them at home or on the job. The same dedication to quality and innovation that started with Eric Ansell, continues today, as Ansell has grown to serve 25 global industries in 120 countries in ways that shape and protect our modern world.
Visit 125.ansell.com now to complete the “125 Years of Safety” quiz and put your Ansell knowledge to the ultimate test. For every correct answer, Ansell will make a cash donation to the Direct Relief charity organization. Play it, share it and support the cause! #AnsellProtects