Best Manufacturing, one of Australia's major glove manufacturers, and SHOWA Company, one of the major glove makers in the world, have signed an agreement placing Best as the sole-source provider of SHOWA's hi-tech line of hand protection in North America and although not exclusive, is also available through Best Manufacturing Australia.
Under the terms of the agreement, SHOWA's major selling line of anti-static and polyurethane-coated hand protection in the world will be combined with Best's N-DEX, CleaN-DEX and cut-resistant specialty gloves to create a comprehensive hand protection offering aimed at serving the high-end electronic assembly, computer manufacturing and material handling industries. The products are available through Best and its authorised distributors.
"This is a marriage of more than just complementary product lines," explained Bill Alico, President and CEO of Best Manufacturing's parent company, Tillotson Corporation.
"This is a shared vision and philosophy for the marketplace. With this agreement we see the benefits of that vision, a combination of two companies built on the formula of providing the highest quality products and customer service to the end-user. And nowhere is that more important than within the industries where absolute quality and attention to detail are critical for growth and success."
This line of hand protection solutions includes the polyurethane-dipped family, the SHOWA BO-series that includes the BO500 and BO600. The line of hand protection solution will also include SHOWA's anti-static families in both static-dissipative and static-conductive styles.
In addition, the hi-tech offering will include clean-processed and sterile versions of Best's N-DEX disposable nitrile as well as the 15-gauge, Level III cut-resistant glove, the T-Flex. The complete line is ready to ship and a dedicated catalogue is available through Best Manufacturing.
"What makes this such a perfect match is Best's philosophy of innovation and commitment to quality is equal to SHOWA's," commented George Yates, President of SHOWA Company North America. "Combining SHOWA's Hi-Tech line of gloves with Best's outstanding products will give end users the unique ability to find the exact right glove for their job in a single place."