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100% Gloves Manufacturers & Innovator

8

Manufacturing Facilities

50

Production Lines

6000

Employees

2.2

Billion Single Use Gloves Produced Annually

450

Millions Pairs Reusable Gloves Produced Annually

5

Distribution Centres
Worldwide

VERTICALLY INTEGRATED GLOBAL MANUFACTURER = SYNERGY ACROSS THE GLOBE FOR REGIONAL MARKETS BENEFITS

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SHOWA GLOVES Japan

SHOWA GLOVES Japan

Founded in 1954

Employee: 200

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SHOWA GLOVES  VIETNAM CO., LTD.

SHOWA GLOVES VIETNAM CO., LTD.

Founded in 2003

Employees: 1800

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SHOWA GLOVES  MALAYSIA

SHOWA GLOVES MALAYSIA

Founded in 1989

Employees: 2200

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SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, VISTA AL MAR CITY

SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, VISTA AL MAR CITY

Founded in 1995

Employees: 334

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SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, PUERTO BARRIOS

SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, PUERTO BARRIOS

Founded in 1985

Employees: 239

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SHOWA GLOVES USA, ALABAMA

SHOWA GLOVES USA, ALABAMA

Founded 1971

Employees: 300

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SHOWA GLOVES USA, GEORGIA

SHOWA GLOVES USA, GEORGIA

Founded 1951

Employees: 220

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SHOWA GLOVES  Myanmar

SHOWA GLOVES Myanmar

Founded 2015

Employees: 700

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We Are SHOWA

SHOWA is a fully industrial hand protection integrated manufacturer. We fully control our industrial ecosystem by creating all our own machinery, yarns, coatings, polymers, designs and hand formers, we control every step of our process, every step of the way – for 100% quality control at every level.

SHOWA make protective gloves for all industries and applications/usage for hand protection. Our glove PPE solutions are grouped into seven major product families or Clusters:

SHOWA: A PERFECT BALANCE

SHOWA literally means “finding a balance between different elements” in Japanese. This principle is much more than just a formula; it is at the heart of our approach and requires full control of all stages.

SHOWA revolutionized Personal hand protection equipment with the introduction of the world’s first PVC glove in 1953. SHOWA leads the world in innovation with the introduction of industry-firsts such as fully coated, very flexible PVC, flat-dip innovation with natural rubber, cut-resistant gloves with unmatched protection and comfort, crinkle finish natural rubber gloves that provide puncture and cut resistance over the past 70+ years.

Most notably, SHOWA developed the world’s first disposable nitrile glove, and the industry’s first biodegradable product line with our Eco Best Technology (EBT) in the glove industry across single-use and reusable product offerings.

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

THE JOURNEY OF PERFECTION: ALWAYS A GLOVE AHEAD
As our tagline states: “Always Innovating. Never Imitating”. Our investment in research and product development is to adapt to users’ needs and the shifts in global demand for new and innovative products. Over 100 researchers, designers and engineers devote their energy to developing new models in close synergy with production sites and customer needs. We have technical support (globally) with the expertise of our chemists, lab technicians, and R&D ownership of 58 patents.

SHOWA GLOVES Japan

  • Nibuno Plant in Himeji, Japan
  • Founded in 1954
  • Employees: 200
  • Main Production: PVC Flock lined
  • Capacity: 15 million pairs/year
  • 4 production lines

SHOWA GLOVES VIETNAM CO., LTD.

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Founded in 2003
  • Employees: 1 800
  • Total Output:
    • 8 production lines
    • 1 000 knitting machines
  • Gloves production from this plant:
    • Nitrile Palm Coated
    • Foamed Nitrile Palm / ¾ coated/ fully coated
    • Latex Palm / fully coated

SHOWA GLOVES MALAYSIA

  • Perlis, Malaysia
  • Founded in 1989
  • Employees: 2 200
  • Total Output
    • 26 production lines
    • 3 000 knitting machines
  • Products from this plant:
    • PU Palm/Fingertip/fully coated
    • Latex Palm/ ¾ coated
    • PVC Unlined/ Supported
    • Non-coated Knitted Glove

SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, VISTA AL MAR CITY

  • Capital Investment to fund expansion to double capacity by 2024
  • Certified TAA Compliant Products
  • Eco Best Technology (EBT) platform available for all products
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Founded in 1995
  • Employees: 334
  • Total Output
    • 35 million pairs/year
    • 5 production lines
  • Products from this plant:
    • Nitrile unsupported
    • Latex unsupported
    • Neoprene unsupported

SHOWA GLOVES GUATEMALA, PUERTO BARRIOS

  • Capital Investment to fund expansion to double capacity by 2024
  • Certified TAA Compliant Products
  • Eco Best Technology (EBT) platform available for all products
  • Puerto Barrios, Izabal, Guatemala
  • Founded in 1985
  • Employees: 239
  • Total Output
    • 7 production lines
    • 84 knitting machines
  • Products from this plant:
    • Neoprene supported fully coated & spray coated.
    • Nitrile supported palm & fully coated
    • Latex knitting and supported palm, fully coated
    • PVC supported palm & PVC knitted supported full coated.

SHOWA GLOVES USA, ALABAMA

  • Founded 1971
  • Certified TAA Compliant Products
  • 510K license
  • 300 Employees
  • Total Output
    • 4 Monorail lines
    • 12 production lines
    • Only USA manufacturer of single-use nitrile with monorail line
    • The only USA manufacturer that makes USA products with USA workers
  • Products from the plant:
    • Nitrile dipped glove with multiple thicknesses and designs
    • Integrated EBT technology platform (biodegradable)
  • Main Product Brand
    • N-DEX
    • Eco Best Technology (EBT) for sustainable solutions

SHOWA GLOVES USA, GEORGIA

  • Founded 1951
  • Employees: 220
  • Total Output
    • 2 production lines
    • Vending Machine Packaging
    • Global Distribution Center
  • Products from the plant:
    • Nitrile and Neoprene coated glove
    • Eco Best Technology (EBT)
    • High performance fibers

SHOWA GLOVES Myanmar

  • Founded 2015
  • Employees: 700
  • Main production
    • Knitted Shell (Parts of finished goods)
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