Frost & Sullivan Rewards Ansell's North American Market Strategy, Leadership

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Global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan presented Ansell Protective Products with two awards: the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Strategy Leadership and the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in the North American protective gloves market.

For more than 100 years, Ansell has been recognized for its innovations and leadership in the hand protection and safety apparel industry

Global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan presented Ansell Protective Products with two awards: the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Strategy Leadership and the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in the North American protective gloves market. Frost & Sullivan presents the respective awards each year to the leader in a particular marketplace, and to the company whose marketing strategy has yielded significant gains in market presence during the research period. This year, Ansell meets both those criteria.

"For more than 100 years, Ansell has been recognized for its innovations and leadership in the hand protection and safety apparel industry," stated Marina Rosemberg, PPE Analyst for North America, Frost & Sullivan. "These awards are presented in acknowledgement of Ansell's comprehensive market strategy and dominant leadership position in the U.S. protective gloves market."

According to the Frost & Sullivan announcements, the awards recognize Ansell's proactive market growth strategy, knowledge and skill at addressing end-user problems with the right solutions, and drive to develop novel products and services aimed at addressing unmet user needs. Frost & Sullivan detailed several factors in choosing Ansell for the award, including innovative hand protection products such as Sol-Vex®, Scorpio®, Hycron®, PawGard™, ArmorKnit™, AlphaTEC® and the HyFlex® line of gloves.

The Frost & Sullivan awards state that through a commitment to a comprehensive market strategy, Ansell has successfully differentiated itself from competitors through innovative new product development, an effective and innovative Web site, a high degree of end-user acceptance, and the continuous ability to innovate in an increasingly diverse market space.

Frost & Sullivan also noted Ansell's industry-leading online communication strategies. In 2008, Ansell was the first company in the safety industry to create and host an online social community dedicated to workplace safety across all personal protective equipment market segments. Located at http://www.safetycommunity.com, the site offers safety professionals an unprecedented opportunity to network, share information and ask questions of other members in real time.

For more information about Ansell's strategic business solutions and portfolio of protective gloves and apparel, visit http://www.ansellpro.com or call 800.800.0444.

About Ansell:
Celebrating more than 100 years, Ansell has long been recognized for the innovations and leadership it has provided the hand protection and safety apparel industry. Besides high quality products, the company offers a comprehensive business solutions approach to help manufacturers achieve their cost reduction mandates. Ansell personal protective clothing (PPC) specialists work directly with corporate and plant representatives to develop highly effective programs with quantifiable results.

With its regional U.S. headquarters located in Red Bank, New Jersey and with operations in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Ansell serves a wide range of industries, including chemical manufacturing and refining, automotive, food processing, general industrial, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, construction, white goods, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing, and primary metals.

About Frost & Sullivan:
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 31 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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