KUALA LUMPUR: Mah Sing Healthcare Sdn Bhd, which is property group Mah Sing Group Bhd‘s venture into glove manufacturing, expects its first shipment of gloves to be delivered in May-June 2021.
The company said on Monday it had secured sufficient raw materials to meet orders and interests from its buyers and distributors serving markets such as the United States, Canada, Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Russia and Latin America.
Mah Sing said operations had started in the factory in Kapar, Klang and it had received its business license and other relevant licenses/permits.
It had also received the export licence from the Malaysian Rubber Board, which would facilitate the export business for the group’s glove manufacturing operation.
“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, ” it said.
Mah Sing said there would be six production lines on track to be operational in 2Q2021, followed by another six production lines in 3Q2021.
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 one of Mah Sing’s glove manufacturing business.
If demand continues to outstrip supply, Mah Sing would expand phase two – which consists of another 12 glove production lines.
Phase two 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, ” it said.
The glove manufacturing venture is part of Mah Sing’s plan to strengthen and expand its manufacturing division by venturing into the export-oriented, resilient healthcare sector. This will complement the group’s existing property division as the property market is cyclical and focus more on the domestic market.
(Pic below– Mah Sing Group’s glove manufacturing business has started production. There would be six production lines on track to be operational in 2Q2021, followed by another six production lines in 3Q2021.)