Who We Are

Dipped Products PLC is a global manufacturer of protective hand-wear. Our portfolio includes natural and synthetic-latex based supported and unsupported gloves with numerous applications for household, industrial and medical use.

Our roots run deep in Sri Lanka where we source our key raw material: rubber. As one of the pioneers in the global natural rubber industry, we’re favoured in the quality of the resources and our strength in innovation gives us a significant advantage in offering a world-class product.

Our operations are backed by an industrious workforce in our plantation sector with 14,000+ employees, while our main glove manufacturing operations are handled by 2000+ employees. In addition, we are headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka with manufacturing facilities in both Sri Lanka and Thailand, while our marketing arm in Italy, ‘ICO GUANTI’, supports all our growth efforts. 

“The constant need to outdo our own achievements allowed us to grow from the single line production facility in 1977 to offering 350+ products sold in 70 countries today.”

 

DPL’s subsidiaries include KVPL (Kelani Valley Plantations) and TTE (Talawakelle Tea Estate), which are among Sri Lanka’s leading regional plantation companies that produce a substantial amount of Sri Lanka’s tea and rubber production in more than 42 estates in five districts.

DPL is part of Hayleys PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s most respected and diversified business conglomerates that command leading positions across key sectors.

Our history with ICO GUANTI S.p. A, Italy

ICO GUANTI S.p.A, a protective hand-wear marketing and distribution company established in Italy in 1968, has partnered with DPL to expand its reach in Europe in 1978. In 2002, DPL acquired ICOGUANTI S.p.A and since then, we have worked towards the growth and distribution of high-quality protective handwear across the world.   

In 2022, DPL established DPL France as a subsidiary of ICOGUANTI S.p.A, to acquire the assets of Rozenbal France, which enabled DPL to expand its marketing operations in Europe with its wide distribution of network.

To be the preferred and most sought after provider of hand protection wear in the world.

DPL strives to be the preferred global hand protection provider. We are committed to the continual improvement of our business processes and systems. We shall comply with environmental and social obligations, meet the aspirations of our employees, suppliers and shareholders and build relationships of trust.

DPL strives to be the preferred global hand protection provider. We are committed to the continual improvement of our business processes and systems. We shall comply with environmental and social obligations, meet the aspirations of our employees, suppliers and shareholders and build relationships of trust.

With the global pandemic and an impending climate crisis, our company focuses on environmental compliance, socio-economic compliance and innovation as a response.

On climate action:

  • Review energy mix and reduce dependency on non-renewable sources by using saw dust as an alternative fuel instead of using wood chips. 
  • Investment in replanting
  • Continuous reductions in the carbon footprint through renewable energy, water recycling and process formulation
  • Installing biomass heaters, energy-efficient machinery and lighting solutions wherever possible. A 5,000,000 kcal/hr biomass Thermic Fluid Heater was installed at the Biyagama factory for energy efficiency

On community development:

  • Expansion of supply chains across Sri Lanka
  • Develop livelihoods through innovative supply chain initiatives such as field training sessions and sharing technology that will increase their farming potential.
  • Increase transparency along the supply chain through fair trade practices
  • Drive sustainability across the supply chain as a good corporate citizen.

On innovation:

  • Strengthen R&D
  • Automation and digitisation to increase operational efficiencies
  • Enhance brand equity through a stronger digital presence

With the global pandemic and an impending climate crisis, our company focuses on environmental compliance, socio-economic compliance and innovation as a response.

On climate action:

  • Review energy mix and reduce dependency on non-renewable sources by using saw dust as an alternative fuel instead of using wood chips. 
  • Investment in replanting
  • Continuous reductions in the carbon footprint through renewable energy, water recycling and process formulation
  • Installing biomass heaters, energy-efficient machinery and lighting solutions wherever possible. A 5,000,000 kcal/hr biomass Thermic Fluid Heater was installed at the Biyagama factory for energy efficiency

On community development:

  • Expansion of supply chains across Sri Lanka
  • Develop livelihoods through innovative supply chain initiatives such as field training sessions and sharing technology that will increase their farming potential.
  • Increase transparency along the supply chain through fair trade practices
  • Drive sustainability across the supply chain as a good corporate citizen.

On innovation:

  • Strengthen R&D
  • Automation and digitisation to increase operational efficiencies
  • Enhance brand equity through a stronger digital presence