100% MANUFACTURERS & CRAFTSMEN: SURPASSING EXCELLENCE
SHOWA® is solely focused on the start-to-finish manufacturing of industrial hand protection. We fully control our industrial ecosystem, which has a decisive advantage over other companies. 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.
“DID YOU KNOW”
SHOWA makes its own patented hand formers to achieve the perfect ergonomics of a glove that naturally fits a hand’s anatomy. Unique to the market, it is a secret design that only 3 people in the entire company have access to!
SHOWA has a glove suited to each industry and requirement. Grouped into eight major product families (general purpose, impact, anti-cut, chemical, antistatic, single-use, heat and cold), all models take into account three key factors:
Working environment (inside, outdoor, use in wet or dry environments, etc.),
Various actions to perform (precision work, heavy part handling, etc.),
Types of protection required (thermal, chemical, electrical, mechanical, etc.).
The performance of our gloves is based on both our expertise in formulating and combining fibres and materials and the exclusive design of our models that respect the anatomy of the hand. At an equivalent level of protection, it will always be the SHOWA glove that provides the most comfort and ease in movement. In addition, it preserves the wearer’s health, improves their productivity, and will cost less to the company.
“GLOCALIZATION”: SYNERGY ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH AN EYE ON LOCAL MARKETS
SHOWA is a global organization, dominant in Japan yet with major business units in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
We strive to develop hand protection that meets global standards and demand. But, we also embrace “glocalization” in our process. This means that, at times, we must serve regional needs due to the differences in cultural preferences around the world. We strategize globally, yet always keep one eye on regional markets to continue the expansion of our market share.