Ansell helped one of the largest oil drilling companies in the world realize significant cost savings and enhanced worker protection.




Located in Saudi Arabia, this company is one of the largest oil drilling companies in the world. They were using a wide variety of different impact gloves and were having to replace them at an alarmingly high rate.


  • Enhance quality of gloves
  • Standardize safety gloves for each application
  • Reduce glove SKUs and costs


Ansell was invited to conduct an AnsellGUARDIAN® assessment on four different onshore rigs as a key tool to assist in the overall safety improvement program. Following the success of the first assessment, Ansell was requested to conduct more on both oil-based mud and water-based mud rigs. After product trials, Ansell products, including HyFlex® 11-840, ActivArmr® 97-120 and AlphaTec® 58-535B, were approved by the crews on the rigs and then by the company’s HSE management.


The trial products offered enhanced protection and improved the safety standards while reducing SKUs by 5,270 compared to the previous year. These products allowed for $115,000 in cost savings and simplified the process by reducing the number of vendors by five.

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Ansell is a global supplier of personal protection (PPE) equipment solutions designed for workers in a wide range of industries. Ansell's customers include businesses engaged in the Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare and Scientific sectors, as well as many other business sectors. Ansell has developed a global presence that includes sales, operations and manufacturing sites in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide. Ansell's position as a market leader has evolved over more than 100 years of history and can be attributed to our history of providing innovative protection solutions to workers through a deep understanding of the worker experience.

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