Imprinting consistent quality and tireless product innovation into its DNA has catapulted Dipped Products (DPL) as a global leader in protective hand-wear, serving more than 70 markets worldwide. With a strong foothold in the natural and synthetic-latex based household and industrial gloves sector, the company commands an impressive 5% share of the global market. DPL operates five manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka and one in Thailand, serving an international clientele through its headquarters in Sri Lanka, and fully owned marketing subsidiaries in Italy, France and Poland.
DPL, in its ongoing commitment to enhance customer service and satisfaction, recently inaugurated a marketing office in the Middle East. This strategic move allows the company to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and African markets and provide improved support and solutions to customers in that area.
In the highly competitive landscape of the global safety glove industry, DPL holds a distinct advantage by leveraging its in-house technical expertise in hand protection solutions and state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) facilities. DPL remains committed to ongoing value-addition, continuously striving for innovation. The company provides customised sustainable hand protection solutions to meet the needs of longstanding world reputed brands, catering to Household, Industrial and Medical markets.
In March 2023, DPL experienced a truly momentous occasion as they unveiled their revolutionary sports glove complex, marking a significant milestone in their history. The company’s relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to sustainable practices is evident as they currently strive to attain Platinum LEED certification for this remarkable facility. This bold move to expand their product portfolio into the sports glove market exemplifies DPL’s forward-thinking growth strategy, empowering their team to meet the diverse needs of its global customer base.
Pushpika Janadheera, Managing Director of DPL says, “The inauguration of our new manufacturing facility for precision sports gloves reflects the ambition and spirit of innovation that drives us to expand our footprint across more hand protection segments whilst delivering consistent quality. We take immense pride in being recognised as a sustainable and premier hand protection solutions provider in the world.”
Sustainability is deeply-rooted in the company’s values. Relying primarily on agricultural input materials, DPL is aware of its duty towards responsible consumption, given its valuable relationships across latex supply chains, and plays a vital role in propagating good environmental and social practices. The company optimises natural resources in its processes while minimising adverse impacts on the environment to drive sustainable innovation across the product lifecycle.
As part of its social governance, the company focuses on uplifting farmers to enhance technical know-how and rubber yields by sharing technical information, nurturing rubber tree nurseries, distributing fertiliser and supporting the education of their children.
Fulfilling the company’s long-term sustainability aspirations, ‘DPL Pulse’ is being launched as the environmental, social and governance (ESG) roadmap for the company, with targets aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). DPL’s team of over 3,000 employees, engaged in both local and overseas operations, drive its strategic agenda, powering its growth, innovation and sustainability aspirations. DPL has also unveiled its corporate purpose during the year – ‘Protecting You Always’, which articulates the ultimate goal of the company.
DPL is part of Hayleys PLC, currently ranked Sri Lanka’s number one corporate, one of the nation’s most respected, diversified and socio-economically impactful businesses, which leads in key sectors. Accounting for USD 651 million of the country’s foreign earnings, Hayleys is a champion of sustainable innovation and represents one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories.
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