Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australasia Ltd formed and listed on the Australian stock exchange. The company mainly produces pneumatic tyres, but also a number of other rubber products including hoses, clothing and condoms.
Eric Ansell joins Dunlop and works as an engineer.
Dunlop decides to stop the production of condoms and Eric Ansell buys the manufacturing equipment and starts his own business from his rented home in Richmond Australia.
Company name officially registered as E. N. Ansell & Sons.
Company name changes to Ansell Rubber Co Pty Ltd
Ansell moves into large state-of-the-art production facilities in Richmond where it makes condoms, gloves and a number of other products. It remains in these premises until the 1980’s.
Eric Ansell dies and the business is run by his two sons Lloyd and Harvey.
1950’s and 1960’s
The business rapidly expands into a global company driven in part by continuous improvements in manufacturing excellence
Ansell is bought back by the Dunlop Company
Akwell the world’s largest condom maker, based in Alabama USA is the first major condom business acquisition after returning Ansell to the Dunlop company.
Company name changed to Dunlop Pacific
1980’s and 1990’s
Ansell becomes the world’s largest provider of medical, industrial and household gloves.
Pacific Dunlop purchases Suretex Group which has a large condom manufacturing facility in Thailand.
The Pacific Dunlop company changes it’s name to Ansell Ltd
Ansell acquires Wuhan Jissbon Sanitary products, including the Jissbon and Six Sex brands, forming a joint venture with Humanwell Healthcare group.
Acquisition of the Blowtex condom business in Brazil and the Unimil condom business in Europe.
Launch of the revolutionary SKYN® polyisoprene condom.
Ansell creates the Sexual Wellness Global Business unit to optimise growth opportunities in the sexual wellness market.
Ansell opens state-of-the-art Research and Development facilities at their largest condom facility in Surat Thani, Thailand.
SKYN® becomes available in 42 countries around the world.
Ansell sells the Sexual Wellness Global Business unit, including staff and brands to the Chinese consortium consisting of their joint venture partner Humanwell Healthcare group and Citic Capital.