Dunlop UK establishes a bicycle tyre manufacturing plant in Melbourne, Australia.
Eric Norman Ansell acquires the condom machinery from Dunlop and founded the Ansell Rubber Company.
Ansell develops the ﬁrst automated glove-dipping machine.
Ansell introduces its Gammex® gamma-sterilized disposable surgeon’s glove.
The Ansell Rubber Company is acquired by Dunlop Australia Limited (previously the Dunlop Rubber Co of Australia Ltd).
From 1970 until 1989, industrial gloves companies are acquired and production expands in Malaysia and USA.
Until 2002, the expansion through acquisitions continue. In 1991, Ansell becomes the world’s largest provider of medical, household and industrial gloves.
Split of Pacific Dunlop, Ansell is the last remaining core business. Company name
changed to Ansell Limited.
from 2003 until 2010, Ansell moves HQ to the USA - Focus on Sexual Wellness business with acquisitions of Jissbon (China), Unimil (Poland), Blowtex (Brazil).
A new strategy and organization focused on leveraging position and accelerating
growth in the safety space.
From 2011 to 2013, Ansell acquires 5 companies in Sweden, USA, Brazil, France and Korea to expand global coverage and add new capabilities.
Ansell opens new 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art R&D facility in Sri Lanka.
From 2014 to 2017, Ansell acquires 5 companies in the UK, USA and Sri Lanka to expand deeper into Life Sciences and Clothing PPE. The first acquisition, BarrierSafe Solutions Intl., was the largest acquisition, totaling to $600M.
Ansell divests the last of the non core businesses of Sexual Wellness for US 600 mil and transforms to a more focused Safety Company.
Ansell launches a transformation program including a $20M investment to triple manufacturing space Vietnam and many other initiatives, and celebrates its 125th Anniversary