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Tom Paolella
Tom Paolella November 05, 2019

ANSELL AND PROGLOVE JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP SMART AND TECHNOLOGY ENABLED SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Reimagining safety industry 4.0

November 5, 2019Brussels, Belgium Ansell Limited, a global leader in safety solutions, announces a partnership with ProGlove, a leading provider of industrial wearables, to develop hand protection solutions utilizing technology to ensure the right personal protective equipment (PPE) compliance in the workplace.

This cooperation highlights industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) innovation in scaling Ansell PPE and striving to create a safer work environment. Ansell and ProGlove are poised for a breakthrough in enterprise safety management by combining smart PPE to address long standing customer frustrations.  This will provide millions of workers the digital assistance for choosing the right protective equipment while providing assurance for managers that tasks are being properly executed using proper safety equipment.

“Wearing an improper glove for work applications can expose workers to unsafe conditions, which can lead to injury and prevents workers from effectively performing their job throughout the day,” says Neil Salmon, President of Industrial Business at Ansell. “ProGlove’s IIoT wearables are a natural extension of the workers’ tools, giving them a decisive edge by strengthening their role in the digitized industry 4.0. This creates immediate value for user organizations and leads to greater efficiency, flexibility and quality. This partnership will allow for the creation of innovative protection solutions, offering real-time data collection capabilities for precise and immediate information enabling compliance to safety recommendations.”

“This partnership is another example of how we apply a human centric approach when it comes to advancing Industry 4.0 and the IIoT,” says Andreas Koenig, CEO of ProGlove. “Connecting the worker to the IIoT is our primary concern and this certainly includes workers safety. Through this partnership with Ansell we will be able to leverage our expertise and aim at providing the industry first cloudification of workers safety.”

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About Ansell Limited

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being. The world’s need for better protection never stops, so Ansell is constantly researching, developing and investing to manufacture and distribute cutting edge product innovation and technology, marketed under well-known brands that customers trust.

Operating in two main business segments, Industrial and Healthcare, Ansell is the market leader that continues to grow, employing more than 12,000 people worldwide. With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia Pacific, customers in more than 100 countries around the world trust Ansell and its protection solutions.

Information on Ansell and its products can be found at www.ansell.com. #AnsellProtects 

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About ProGlove

ProGlove develops industrial wearables. The smart solutions of the German headquartered company are used by more than 500 renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics and retail. ProGlove was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel "Make it Wearable" Challenge in Silicon Valley. ProGlove is backed by growth focused investors Summit Partners, DICP and Bayern Capital. ProGlove employs 200 people from over 40 countries at its two sites in Munich and Chicago. More information is available at www.proglove.com.