Mah Sing set to enter overseas glove markets

Mah Sing Healthcare said the maximum production capacity of 12 lines is up to 3.68 billion pieces of gloves per annum.

PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Healthcare Sdn Bhd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of property developer Mah Sing Group Bhd, has received its business licence and other relevant licences and permits to export gloves from its factory in Kapar, Klang.

The developer said the first shipment of gloves is expected to be delivered by May or June 2021.

“The group has secured sufficient raw materials to meet orders and interests from its buyers and distributors, which are mainly serving markets such as the US, Canada, Middle East, Europe, the UK, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Russia and Latin America.

“In addition, Mah Sing Healthcare has also received the export licence from the Malaysian Rubber Board, which would facilitate the export business for the group’s glove manufacturing operation, ” it said in a statement.

Mah Sing Healthcare has also obtained two US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establishment licences for polymer nitrile patient examination gloves and latex patient examination gloves, which all glove manufacturers are required to register in order to sell gloves in the US.

“It is also progressing well in obtaining FDA 510(k) pre-market notification and the Conformitè Europëenne marking for export to the US and European markets respectively.

“This new milestone places Mah Sing among the first few new glove entrants in Malaysia to commence glove production to meet immediate market demand, ” it said.

The developer added that the rapid progress of its glove venture is typical of the group being known for its quick turnaround business model.

“Structural increase in glove usage because of new norms, fears of re-infection, higher health awareness, as well as hygiene compliance requirements for healthcare and non-healthcare sectors will continue to support strong demand for the gloves post-pandemic.

“Execution of the glove venture is on schedule as there will be six production lines on track to be operational in the second quarter of 2021, followed by another six production lines in the third quarter of 2021.”

The developer said the maximum production capacity of 12 lines is up to 3.68 billion pieces of gloves per annum.

These 12 units of new, high-speed glove dipping machines, producing at a speed of 38,000 pieces of gloves per production line per hour, are under Phase 1 of Mah Sing’s glove manufacturing business.

The developer added that it is appreciative of the Selangor state government and relevant government agencies for their support, which has allowed the group to set up its operation in Selangor to meet the acute demand for gloves.

“If demand continues to outstrip supply, Mah Sing would expand Phase 2, which consists of another 12 glove production lines. Phase 2 will increase the capacity up to another 3.68 billion pieces of gloves per annum, doubling the initial production capacity.

“In addition, the group looks forward to creating more job opportunities for the local operators and supporting the local value chain. Moving forward, Mah Sing aims to be one of the top five glove producers in Malaysia in the future.”

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