Ansell Limited is the new name of the Company Formerly known as Pacific Dunlop Limited. The Company’s name was changed in April 2002 as a result of a strategic repositioning of the Company to concentrate on its core business, protective products and services in a broad healthcare context, and following the disposition of a series of other business units that did not fit within the strategy.
The new direction now being taken by the Company leverages the solid foundation provided by the Ansell Healthcare business that has been a major part of the parent company’s portfolio of businesses since it was acquired in 1969. Ansell Limited, as the company is now known, has a long and distinguished career dating back to when its first business, pneumatic bicycle tyre manufacture, commenced in Australia in 1889. Since its commencement, the company has changed its name on many occasions to reflect the nature of the businesses in which it was involved at the time. Ansell Limited is an Australian publicly listed company with its Corporate Head Office located in Richmond, Australia. The Company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as its home exchange.