Why Malaysia is a Booming Gloves Manufacturing Destination (Video)

Date: 30.03.2021 | Nastah- The Hand Protector

The world of manufacturing is a highly competitive one where countries of all sizes are trying to grab a foothold. If we drill down even further into the world of latex and nitrile gloves, the competition is even fiercer – buoyed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a renewed focus on protective equipment in a range of industries. But even with all this, Malaysia has remained a market leader in manufacturing gloves – holding onto significant market share ahead of the powerhouse that is China.


Malaysia remains the number one manufacturing destination for gloves for a few reasons: 

  • Innovation.

    Malaysia has been ahead of the curve when it comes to glove manufacturing, innovating on every part of the value chain to produce gloves at an accelerated rate, with powerful economies of scale, while still maintaining the highest of safety standards. Through constant technological advancement, the country continues to compete and win business all across the world because of what they can deliver. The robotics and automation used in Malaysian manufacturing facilities are a wonder to behold and remain a key competitive advantage.

  • Track Record.

    Ever since the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic catalysed the glove manufacturing industry in Malaysia, the country has been a significant player delivering billions of gloves every year to buyers all across the world. Over decades, even as other countries have tried to get a piece of the pie, Malaysia has remained the number one manufacturer by consistently delivering great service and cost-effective product ranges. It’s estimated that Malaysia will have 68% of the global market share in 2021, up from 67% in 2020. The country is set to produce upwards of 100 billion pairs this year, showing just how the industry continues to grow.

  • Safety-focused.

    When it comes to gloves, they have to work as expected all of the time. They are used in a number of high-stakes situations and so you want to be assured that they will operate as intended. Malaysia has a strong track record of high-quality assurance standards and local manufacturers have obtained all the necessary accreditations to be compliant with global safety standards. When you buy gloves from Malaysia, you know that you’re getting the best of the best.

  • Scale.

    Glove manufacturing companies in Malaysia have long enjoyed market domination and so the scale at which they can produce gloves is immense. This provides a real advantage when it comes to unit economics and the ability to service large order sizes. It’s for this reason that many of the world’s biggest buyers rely on Malaysian production facilities alone, because they can handle the large orders without fuss.

Those are just some of the reasons why Malaysia remains such a booming hub for the glove manufacturing industry. Here at Nastah, we are very proud to be a part of that industry, and we hope to see it continue growing and expanding as it has over the past few decades.

If you are looking to engage with a local Malaysian manufacturer for your global glove needs, then look no further.

We have a range of solutions for you in different configurations that can be suited to your unique circumstances. Get in touch today and let’s see how we can help. We can’t wait to meet you!

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