• The company's first plant in Russia was built on the territory of Technopark JSC "Plastik" in Uzlovaya city of Tula region. The launch of the plant will create 120 highly qualified workplaces.
• The production volume will reach 2 million products per year in the first phase and increase to more than 4 million in the future.
• Ansell products cover more than 15% of the Russian PPE market, and in the premium segment the share of Ansell exceeds 80%.
Tula, June 23, 2021 - Ansell, a world leader in personal protective equipment, today announced the opening of its first plant in Russia. The production was opened by Vyacheslav Romanov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Tula Oblast, Anna Barabanova, Head of Industrial Business Development for Russia and CIS countries and Dmitry Yusov, Head of Ansell Manufacturing Russia.
Earlier this month Ansell and the government of Tula region signed an investment agreement on the launch of production in Russia during SPIEF-2021. The agreement gave a start to the opening of new production in the region. Ansell factory is located in the city of Uzlovaya on the territory of industrial technopark JSC "Plastik".
The plant will localize the production of ActivArmr® Hycron® gloves, designed to protect professionals in severe conditions. At the first stage, the company plans to produce two million pairs of gloves per year, and in the future to double production. This will allow local manufacturing to cover the demand of ActivArmr® Hycron® in Russia, as well as exporting the product to Belarus and Kazakhstan.
"Russia is a country with a developed industrial complex and huge potential for its growth. Therefore, opening our own factory in Russia was a logical step for Ansell," – said Rikard Froberg, Chief Commercial Officer EMEA/APAC. At the factory we will use technology that has been proven over time and ensures the high quality of our products. I would like to express my appreciation to our partners from the Tula Oblast Government and NPO Plastik: together we managed to implement this project in difficult conditions of the pandemic, which makes today's opening our mutual success".
Ansell is one of the leaders in the Russian market of personal protective equipment. Today the company's products cover more than 15% of this market, and in the segment of premium gloves the share of Ansell exceeds 80%.