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SHOWA Best Glove,
Two Powerful Companies. One Powerhouse in Protection.
We are now SHOWA Best Glove, Incorporated, as a result of the October 2007 acquisition of Best Manufacturing by SHOWA Glove, a leading Japanese hand protection manufacturer.
Over the 18 months since the acquisition, the two companies have worked to integrate all operations. Today, that integration is complete in North America: Our customers now have one point of contact, one source for products, one comprehensive web site (ShowaBestGlove.com), one customer service organization, and one integrated SHOWA Best Glove team.
Our company is an acknowledged leader in the hand protection industry. With U.S. headquarters in Menlo, Georgia, and manufacturing and sales operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim, we offer more than 1800 individual glove choices in a variety of styles for use primarily in the industrial, construction, automotive, healthcare, retail and commercial fishing industries.
Our customers enjoy best-in-class technology, a comprehensive hand protection portfolio, extensive channel coverage, and global production facilities - all offered by a team that is committed to the world's highest quality hand protection and customer service.
Recognized internationally for innovative technology and superior quality, we manage our entire production process, from research and development to manufacturing to product management. This strict "start-to-finish" control over production processes provides the foundation for the enhancement of existing products and new product development. Atlas®, the world's most popular brand of flat-dipped, latex-palm-coated gloves, and N-DEX®, the industry's first non-latex, non-vinyl disposable glove, are both groundbreaking examples of our R&D innovation.
We also provide customers with the industry's most comprehensive chemical resistant guide, Chemrest. This guide is free online at www.chemrest.com and is powered by one of the world's most comprehensive hand protection websites, ShowaBestGlove,com. As Showa-Best Glove, we continue to sell our products and services through our network of authorized distributors.
Active Memberships: Industrial Glove Association (IGA); Safety Equipment Distributors Association; International Hand Protection Association; American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Society for Testing and Materials; European Standardization Committee (CEN); National Fire Protection Association and the Industrial Safety Equipment Association.