Ansell Healthcare Products Inc. Announces Glove Contract with Amerinet, Inc.

RED BANK, N.J. -- Ansell Healthcare Products Inc., a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products, has been awarded two three-year glove contracts by Amerinet, Inc., a St. Louis based healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO). The multi-source surgical agreement and the dual-source examination agreement call for Ansell to provide its full line of latex and latex-free surgical and examination gloves to Amerinet's 20,000-plus members.

The contracts deliver significant savings and renew existing agreements to maintain a long-standing relationship between Amerinet and Ansell. Ansell's status as a preferred glove supplier for Amerinet members caused the GPO to select Ansell, even as it reconfigured its examination gloves portfolio from multi-source to dual-source.

"We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Amerinet," said Harry Bontrager, Ansell's manager of national accounts. "By choosing Ansell to be one of a select few glove manufacturers to contract with, they are validating the quality of product and service we continuously strive to provide."

As part of the agreement, Amerinet members will have access to all Ansell educational programs.

With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments: Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market; Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying sexual health products and consumer hand protection.

Amerinet is one of the most innovative and effective healthcare group purchasing organizations in the United States, leading the industry in flexibility with Amerinet's commitment to providing supplier choice for its members.

Source: Ansell