Established in 1991 and headquartered in Malaysia, Top Glove Corporation Bhd is the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves. What started as only a local business enterprise with 1 factory and 1 glove production line, has today captured 26% of the world market share for rubber gloves. The company has manufacturing operations in Malaysia, Thailand and China. It also has marketing offices in these countries as well as USA, Germany and Brazil and exports to over 2,000 customers in 195 countries worldwide.
Listed on the Malaysian Bourse (2001) and Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange (2016), Top Glove has demonstrated steady growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7% for revenue and 19% for profit after tax over the past 18 years. It is also a component stock of the MSCI Global Standard Index, FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index, FBM Top 100 Index, FBM Emas Index, FBM Hijrah Syariah Index, FBM Emas Syariah Index, FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for Emerging Markets.
Top Glove offers a comprehensive product range, which now includes a non-glove segment comprising condoms, face masks, dental dams and exercise bands, fulfilling demand in both the healthcare and non-healthcare segment.
In line with its commitment to sustainability, Top Glove will continue to level up its practices in the ESG space particularly in terms of labour practices.
The company’s outstanding achievements and global recognition are credited largely to its founder Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, the visionary and driving force, who within a short span of time, has built the company into a resounding global success.
With the help of its 19,000 employees, Top Glove continues to produce high quality gloves at an efficient low cost in line with its time-tested Business Direction. Not content to rest on its laurels, Top Glove has set its sights on higher aspirations, which include increasing its world market share to 30% by year end 2020 and becoming a Fortune Global 500 Company by 2040. Accordingly, it continues to expand its business scope and to be on the lookout for M&A opportunities in similar and related industries.