Currently, our two manufacturing plants are located in Seremban, Malaysia. Globally, we have five marketing subsidiaries and associated companies located in Europe, USA, China and Africa. Please see OUR DISTRIBUTION for more details.
We adopted a prudent strategy with a long term view. Rather than risk over-extending ourselves in a race for production volume, we decided to focusonimproving product quality and range and maximising productivity.
In 1989, we made our first foray into the international market by venturing into the US and established our US distribution company. Shortly after in1990, we continued our international expansion by incorporating our German distribution company. We went on to successfully build and develop our Germanand US distribution platforms.
In 2000, we established our UK distribution company to continue our expansion into other parts of Europe.
The emergence of the PRC as an economic power in the 1990's encouraged our Group to establish our own distribution company in Shanghai in 2002. In 2014, we subsequently established another PRC distribution company in Beijing to continue our expansion in the PRC.
To increase our penetration in the emerging markets, we identified the African continent as the next major region of growth and established our presence in Nigeria in 2012.
Currently, we distribute our latex examination gloves to more than 50 countries, including Germany, UK, US, France, Switzerland, PRC, Japan, Canada, Brazil and Nigeria through our distribution platform and third party distributors.
We spent the last two decades developing our technical know-how, a distribution platform and cultivating our "UNIGLOVES" brand to secure demand forour products. Having successfully implemented these strategies, we continued our manufacturing capacity expansion.
Through our two manufacturing plants, we are currently capable of producing approximately 1.3 billion pieces of examination gloves per annum. We willcontinue to expand this capacity to complement and support our global distribution business.