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Ansell to acquire protective clothing manufacturer Microgard

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Global protection solutions leader Ansell Limited has announced its decision to acquire Microgard Ltd., a protective clothing manufacturer headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Microgard is a leading manufacturer and supplier of chemical protective clothing with a strong track record of introducing new technologies and designs to the market to improve wearer protection and comfort. Founded in 1975, Microgard sells its products in over 75 countries worldwide, employs 750 staff and operates a world-class manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China.

Microgard has grown rapidly, primarily in the EMEA and APAC regions, with sales of approximately USD $40 million in calendar year 2014.

The agreement, which is subject to German anti-trust clearance and customary closing conditions, is expected to complete during the second quarter of calendar year 2015.

Magnus Nicolin, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Ansell described the acquisition as another critical step in building the Ansell body protection business as part of the Industrial Global Business Unit.

Microgard’s innovative range of chemical clothing for Industrial, Chemical, Oil & Gas, and Life Science customers complements Ansell’s previous acquisitions, including Trellchem high-end chemical protective clothing from Trelleborg Protective Products, High Five entry-level disposable clothing and Onguard chemical protective footwear from Barriersafe Solutions International.

Together with their chemical protective gloves range, Ansell offers a world-class portfolio of chemical protection solutions, leveraging their strong global footprint and Ansell Guardian solution selling capabilities to help customers improve protection and productivity in a wide range of end user verticals.

Microgard Founder and Chairman Graham Stonehouse adds that Ansell’s global reach, commitment to quality, and record of innovation will deliver immediate value to Microgard’s business, people, and partners.

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