Tamil Nadu, India – Ansell, a global leader in personal protective equipment, marked the first phase of Go Live for Packing & Irradiation Operations at its new Kovai manufacturing facility in India with a grand launch event on Friday, March 24, 2023. Ansell’s top leadership was present for the occasion, including Neil Salmon – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, John Marsden – Sr. Vice President, Operations, Gerald Koh – VP Engineering & Mfg. Tech, Dilip Savaikar – VP Manufacturing Operations, Anton Fernando – Director Manufacturing Ops, and Gobu Devarajan – Director QARA, along with other Ansell leaders and notable area dignitaries. Over 200 attendees were provided with an update the plant project and a presentation on Ansell’s expansion plans in India. A reception was held to facilitate introductions between consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders. Additionally, the event featured cultural programs to enhance the experience for all participants.
CEO Neil Salmon said, “The Go Live for Phase One of our Ansell Kovai facility marks an important milestone in Ansell’s 130-year history. We are making a long-term commitment to India through this major investment, ensuring that the most innovative and highest quality surgical gloves are available, ‘Made in India’, to healthcare professionals across this country and for export to the world. On my first visit to the site for the Go Live ceremony, I have been very impressed by the great team we are building here with Ansell values evident from day one in the passion of our people, also in the thought and innovation that has gone into the building, which I believe will be a world-class facility. My thanks go to the Tamil Nadu State, our many local partners, and most of all to our engineering and site management team for their excellent work on this project.”