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Top Glove

Top Glove is a company that manufactures rubber gloves and medical devices

Top Glove is a company that manufactures rubber gloves and medical devices. The company was founded by Lim Wee Chai in 1991, in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, and the company operates is the Asia-Pacific region.

The company looks to manufacture through their facilities around the world with around five-hundred production lines. The are capable of producing roughly 45 billion gloves per year. Some of the products that Top Glove produces are meant for hand protection, sexual wellness, dental care, and other related medical and hygiene-based products.

COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus), personal protective equipment has increased in demand due to shortages in healthcare environments and hospitals. Top Glove looks to make supplies to combat the pandemic by manufacturing face masks and medical gloves. They are aiming to produce up to 110 million masks per year.

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COVID-19: Malaysian firms led by world's top glove maker prioritise medical supplies

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April 10, 2020

The World's Largest Manufacturer of Gloves

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Top Glove

Lim Wee Chai

Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Pete Pattisson
March 30, 2021
the Guardian
Banned firm Top Glove also supplied NHS hospitals, prompting calls for guarantees on PPE sources
BBC News
March 30, 2021
BBC News
Customs and Border Protection says the Malaysian firm uses forced labour to make disposable gloves.
Liz Lee
March 9, 2021
DealStreetAsia
Top Glove expects to list its shares in Hong Kong in May or June of this year.
Reuters
January 7, 2021
@bsindia
The board of directors of Malaysian firm Top Glove has failed egregiously in protecting its workers from Covid-19, US investor BlackRock said, calling for its removal
Liz Lee
December 9, 2020
DealStreetAsia
The company estimates that glove demand will grow by 20 per cent this year.
The Associated Press
November 25, 2020
CTVNews
Malaysia's Top Glove, the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, said Wednesday that supply disruptions at its factories due to an outbreak of the coronavirus may push glove prices up.
AFP
November 23, 2020
CTVNews
A Malaysian company that is the world's biggest manufacturer of surgical gloves will close over half of its factories after a surge in coronavirus cases among workers, authorities said Monday.
BBC News
November 24, 2020
BBC News
Malaysia's Top Glove will close more than half of its plants after a surge in virus cases.

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