Image of Ansell workers wearing Ansell healthcare gloves and other industrial safety solutions

About Ansell

Pioneers in shaping global safety solutions with a breadth of expertise in hand & body protection​​​.

Leading the world to a safer future

Our incredible journey began in 1893, at a bicycle tire factory in Australia. Today, more than 130 years later, we are a global leader in safety solutions and an integrated manufacturer of personal protection equipment for healthcare and industrial workplaces. Each day, over 10 million workers in more than 100 countries trust their safety to Ansell brands such as HyFlex®, GAMMEX®, BioClean®, MICROFLEX®, and AlphaTec®. Driven by a vision to lead the world to a safer future, the company continuously pursues new product and service innovations that predict, prevent, and protect against workplace risk while promoting sustainable sourcing and manufacturing.

Facts about Ansell

15000 Employees

Every day, more than 15,000 people in 58 countries design, manufacture & market Ansell products.

100 Countries

We sell our industry-leading solutions to customers in more than 100 countries.

25 Industries

Our products and services are designed to meet the specific needs of end-users in more than 25 different industries.

10000000 Protected Workers

Every day, our products protect more than 10 million people.

Our history


Dunlop UK establishes a bicycle tire manufacturing plant in Melbourne, Australia.

Image of a man on bicycle signifying bicycle tire manufacturing

Eric Norman Ansell acquires the condom machinery from Dunlop & founded the Ansell Rubber Company.

1905 Image of the founder of Ansell and the year he founded Ansell Rubber Company

GAMMEX® gamma-sterilized disposable surgeon’s gloves are introduced.

Image of Ansell Healthcare gloves brand GAMMEX, a gamma-sterilized disposable gloves for surgeons

From 1970-1989, Ansell acquires industrial glove companies & expands production in Malaysia & USA.

Image of Malaysian factory workers in an Ansell factory

Becomes the world’s largest provider of medical, household and industrial gloves in 1991. Moves HQ to the USA in 1998.

1991 Image of Ansell's HyFlex gloves, one of Ansell's many safety solutions

From 2007-2014, Ansell acquires multiple companies leading to the addition of new glove & body protection brands and products.

Image of Ansell's brands such as MICROFLEX, SANDEL and more

Acquires BioClean® to expand Cleanroom business, divests sexual wellness, and becomes focused safety company.

Image of a lab worker wearing BioClean cleanroom coveralls and hand protection

Acquires RINGERS® in USA to expand industrial portfolio offering.

2019 Image of RINGERS gloves made for impact protection and RINGERS is a company acquired by Ansell

Strengthens position as a global leader during COVID-19 pandemic.

Image of a worker sanitizing during the COVID-19 pandemic & it's also a year where Ansell strengthens its global position

Generates record breaking sales of more than $2 billion and acquires company to double medical sales force presence in India.

Image of a chart signifying Ansell's profit, breaking more than $2billion in sales and doubling its medical sales force in India

Celebrates 130th Anniversary; launches new mission, vision and value; and moves to new customer-centric, growth-focused organizational structure.

2023 Image of Ansell logo and the number 130 to signify its 130 years presence and experience in the healthcare and industrial safety

Acquires Kimtech™ Kleenguard™ and RightCycle™, strengthening portfolio breadth, capabilities, and geographic reach across Safety and Scientific verticals.

Ansell acquires Kimtech™ Kleenguard™ and RightCycle™

Latest news

Join the Conversation