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Sean Sweeney
Sean Sweeney April 15, 2019

Ansell Celebrates 125 Years of Protection & Innovation

Ansell recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, recognizing the evolution in protection and innovation for workers around the world. 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. Many don’t know our story started in 1893 when John Boyd Dunlop established the Australian branch of the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company to manufacture bicycles in Melbourne, Australia.

In 1905, employee 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, which would eventually expand 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.