Ansell Healthcare Europe Lands Frost & Sullivan Award For Its Leading Position In The European Surgical Gloves Market

BRUSSELS, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Company's 31% market share in Surgical Gloves market and a steep increase of sales in the Powder-Free and Synthetic segments leads to overall industry recognition

Ansell Healthcare Europe, the global leader in manufacturing and marketing of hand protective solutions, today announced it has obtained the Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Penetration Leadership in the European Surgical Gloves business.

Ansell has been presented the award because of its demonstrated excellence in product innovation, marketing, and sales strategies in its surgical gloves business. The company's performance has resulted in the largest gain in market share over the past 2-3 years.

Ansell was granted the award following a recent industry report, issued by Frost & Sullivan on the European Surgical gloves market. To choose the recipient of the Award, Frost & Sullivan's analyst team tracks market share gain, increase in sales, and brand awareness efforts within the industry. They carry out interviews with market participants, end-user studies, and extensive secondary research. Specific criteria used to determine final competitor rankings within the industry: competitive pricing strategies- perceived customer value versus price, strong sales force strategies, product innovations and/or established brand awareness are just some of these.

"We are extremely pleased and honoured with this new Award. It is gratifying to see our business and technology vision receive industry acclaim. One hundred years of innovation has resulted in a broad range of sophisticated products and services we bring to our customers all across the globe. The broad portfolio of medical gloves we have today enables any healthcare worker to make a responsible choice; to use the right glove for the right application, taking into account risk levels, comfort, latex allergies, but also supply, total cost of ownership and after sales service. Ansell's medical gloves business is moving up and this award is just the latest confirmation of just that," says Didier Bonjean, Business Development Director of Ansell Professional Healthcare Europe.

According to the Surgical Gloves report issued by Frost & Sullivan, Ansell's dynamism is demonstrated by the fact that they have products in all the three major segments of the Surgical Gloves market. They have one of the widest ranges of gloves and their record of innovation is evidenced by the fact that more than one third of their sales stems from products that have been on the market of three years or less.

An "Ansell-like strategy" is something that some industry players are likely to consider a key way to penetrate the market. According to Frost & Sullivan, Ansell represents one of the most successful multinational companies to enter the European Surgical Gloves market. A company that with its impressive record of accomplishment and reputation has not rested on its laurels and constantly endeavours to deliver higher levels of overall performance.

Ansell Professional Healthcare Europe will be demonstrating its latest technologies and applications at the world's largest medical fair MEDICA (Hall 6/ K16), held in Dusseldorf from November 24 to 27 in Dusseldorf.

For more information on Ansell Healthcare Europe, or to discuss Ansell solutions in detail, please contact: Wouter Piepers, EMEA Marketing and Communications Manager, Tel.: +32-(0)2-528-75-68, cell. +32-(0)478-33-56-32, or send an email to About Ansell

Ansell Ltd is a global leader in barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying condoms and consumer hand protection. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

Ansell Healthcare Professional product portfolio includes products in market for Surgical Gloves include Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves, Powder Free latex Surgical Gloves and Synthetic Surgical Gloves. Their brands under the latex section include Gammex, Encore and MICRO-TOUCH. The synthetic glove segment includes a.o. the neoprene based DermaPrene Ultra.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in international strategic market consulting and training, presents Awards to companies that demonstrate the diligence, perseverance, and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices located worldwide: New York, San Antonio, Toronto, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur. More information on Frost & Sullivan can be found on

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CONTACT: For more information on Ansell Healthcare Europe, or to discussAnsell solutions in detail, please contact: Wouter Piepers,EMEA Marketing and Communications Manager, Tel.:+32-(0)2-528-75-68, cell. +32-(0)478-33-56-32, or send an emailto

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