Welcome to the Top Glove website. Whether you are an existing or potential customer, shareholder, business partner, or employee, I invite you to explore this portal and learn more about all we have to offer.
Our exciting journey began in 1991, as a local business with 1 factory, 1 glove production line and 100 employees. Since then, we have been pushing boundaries and identifying innovative ways to deliver on our Business Direction to produce high quality gloves at an efficient low cost, the result of which we have attained international acclaim, emerging as the worlds largest manufacturer of gloves with 41 factories, 670 production line and a capacity of 62.7 billion pieces of gloves per annum. Our consistently strong performance and robust growth in market capitalization with a return to shareholders of 8,239% (as at 17 June 2019) since its listing in 2001, also led Top Glove to be included as a constituent of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI. We are also privileged to be the preferred employer to an 18,000-strong diverse workforce, who are the lifeblood of our company.
Indeed, we have undergone much change over the decades and continue to be open to doing things differently, with a view to improving the way we work, for the betterment of our manufacturing operations, company performance and people. In all we do, we are guided by our core values which include foremost, working with Honesty, Integrity and Transparency,which are the tenets of our Business Ethics and the very foundation of our company. We also believe that health truly is wealth, to which end we practise Top Gloves 5 Quality Wells Clean Well, Eat Well, Work Well, Exercise Well and Sleep Well daily, so we remain fit and well-positioned to contribute positively and compete effectively.
Our journey doesnt stop here. In fact, we have set our sights even higher going forward. As a growing and dynamic company, we aim to capture 30% of the world market by 2020 and to ultimately become a Fortune Global 500 company by 2040. These may be ambitious goals but we do not set goals which are easy to attain; we set goals which are good for our business and good for our people. While the road towards success may be challenging, we believe that as we continue to work harder, faster and smarter and leverage advanced technologies, we will be able to overcome them just as we have in the past.