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UG Healthcare Corporation Ltd, parent of Unigloves UK Ltd, conducted an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Singapore stock exchange at the beginning of December 2014. The offering was more than 11 times oversubscribed and raised 4.2m Singapore Dollars. The funds raised from the IPO will be used to add manufacturing capacity, develop the distribution network and extend R&D.

About UG HEALTHCARE CORPORATION LIMITED (SGX STOCK CODE: 41A)

UG Healthcare Corporation Limited 优格医疗有限公司 (“UG Healthcare”) and together with its subsidiaries (the “Group”) is an established Malaysia-based glove manufacturer and distributor. Currently, the Group has two manufacturing facilities located in Seremban, Malaysia. To complement this manufacturing platform, it has established an extensive distribution network globally through its own distribution companies based in the USA, UK, Germany, the PRC and Nigeria, as well as through third party distributors.

Started in 1989, the Group has built its reputation as a reliable manufacturer and distributor of natural latex and nitrile examination gloves under its own brand names including its “Unigloves” brand name as well as third party labels where it is engaged as original equipment manufacturer. UG Healthcare also distributes ancillary products such as surgical, vinyl and cleanroom gloves, face masks and other medical disposables.

The Group’s competitive edge lies in its successful integration of its manufacturing and distribution businesses. The integrated platforms allow the Group to have full control over the entire supply chain, including (1) the production process, where it can carry out stringent quality control checks at every stage to ensure consistent product quality and compliance with various stringent international standards, as well as (2) the distribution of its products to end-users and intermediaries. With its own facilities, the Group is also able to customise products to meet the evolving requirements of customers in a cost effective manner.

Its products are sold to more than 50 countries including Germany, Nigeria, the PRC, USA, UK, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Canada and Brazil.

UG Healthcare manufactures and distributes natural latex and nitrile examination gloves under its own brands including its “Unigloves” brand name as well as third party labels where it is engaged as original equipment manufacturer. The Group also distributes ancillary products such as surgical, vinyl and cleanroom gloves, face masks and other medical disposables. While its gloves are used predominantly in the healthcare industry, they are also used across a diverse range of industries such as laboratories, food handlers, automotive, beauty and cleanroom.

The Group has two manufacturing facilities that are capable of producing up to approximately 1.3 billion pieces of gloves per annum. This is complemented by its extensive global distribution network, established through its own distribution companies based in the USA, UK, Germany, the PRC and Nigeria, as well as through third party distributors. This facilitates the sale of its products to more than 50 countries including Germany, Nigeria, the PRC, USA, UK, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Canada and Brazil.

About Chris Wahlers

Chris has overall responsibility for the management and resources required to grow the Unigloves UK business and acts as spokesperson for the UK operation with the rest of the UG Healthcare Group.

18Jul 2018
chemical standard changes for gloves

Unigloves EN ISO 374 standard changes explained The EN ISO 374 standard has been updated The EN ISO 374 chemical and micro-organism protection guidelines have been updated from directives that were over 10 years old. Unigloves has created a document that helps explain these changes and it can be viewed by clicking here. Please get […]

04Jun 2018
disposable anti-bacterial gloves

Unigloves Deborah Williams presents at The Future of Food Safety Conference Reduce cross-contamination Deborah Williams presented at the recent Food Safety Conference at the University of Salford, explaining that in the food industry, it is widely accepted that good hygiene is all about controlling harmful bacteria. Contamination can have devastating effects not only on consumers but […]

01May 2018
GDPR compliant

Unigloves has updated its privacy statement as part of GDPR compliancy GDPR General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and Unigloves wants to assure our customers that their data is safe. But the UK is leaving Europe… That’s irrelevant, GDPR is protecting EU citizens and everyone must comply. What does […]

03Apr 2018
Unigloves has moved

Unigloves opens a new UK office location paving the way for further growth New premises As our business is expanding we have increased our sales and customer service teams to ensure service levels are kept high and as a result we opened new offices in Gillingham to replace our Rochester address on Monday 12th March […]

18Jan 2018

Two world leaders in their respective fields have combined their expertise to create Europe’s first bona fide antimicrobial nitrile examination gloves. Unigloves® new Fortified single use gloves incorporate silver ion technology from BioCote®, which has been scientifically proven to destroy 90% of harmful bacteria within just 15 minutes and 99.5% in only two hours. BioCote is proven […]

28Nov 2017
Donald Gillespie UK Marketing Director

We are delighted to announce that Donald Gillespie has joined the company in the role of UK Marketing Director, with responsibility for Unigloves marketing, internal and external communications for all industry sectors across the UK. Donald brings with him over 20 years of experience and considerable knowledge across both B2C & B2B marketing.  He has over 12 […]

16Nov 2017

Why is modulus important? Modulus is often cited as the holy grail for manufacturers of rubber products, but what does it mean and why is it as important as it is relevant? Warning: scientific definition ahead!  Modulus, specifically Young’s modulus, describes tensile elasticity, or the tendency of an object to deform along an axis when […]

17Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce that Paul Gibbons has joined the company in the role of UK Sales Director, with overall responsibility for implementing our UK sales strategy, forming strategic partnerships and increasing our offerings to both existing and new customers. Paul brings with him 35 years’ experience in the UK and European PPE industry, having spent 24 years at Arco and […]

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