Ansell creates packaging 50% faster with WebCenter

Worldwide leading brand owner in health and safety protection solutions, Ansell, uses Esko WebCenter to streamline global packaging operations and cut production time in half.

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Company size
A team of
15,000 members
in 55 countries

Group turnover
$1,6 Mil

health and safety protection solutions


Leading supplier of personal protective equipment

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being.

A global company, Ansell employs more than 15,000 people in operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia.

Ansell’s global position as the leading supplier of personal protective equipment and medical gloves means the company produces approximately 10.000 SKUs.

Our previous process made it difficult to get a holistic view of where the job was and what needed to happen next. There was no way to track changes or monitor revisions.

Maïa Barbier, WebCenter Project Manager for the Industrial Global Business Unit, Ansell, France

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The challenge

Packaging requirements for a portfolio of global products

Like many companies, Ansell relied on a homegrown solution to manage their packaging production process. The solution utilized project management software, email and the valiant efforts of Ansell’s Project Managers.

As a result, managing the production of complex packaging projects was not keeping pace with the numerous language, size and regions variations. It required users from across the globe to manually manage communications, track versions, and approvals.

This process was time consuming, taking anywhere from 60 to 90 days to create a package.

We have reduced packaging production time by 50%.

Will Credicott, Senior Specialist Digital, Corporate Communications & Marketing

The solution

Bringing stakeholders together

The combination of Esko’s range of products, long-term expertise and profound understanding of the packaging process was exactly what Ansell needed to bring discipline and transparency to their packaging design and production.

Ansell adopted Esko WebCenter and branded it as the Ansell WebCenter. WebCenter is a unique and powerful web-based platform that manages packaging pre-production specification, approval and project life cycle.

The solution gave Ansell employees worldwide a resource that streamlines collaboration, updates approvals, and provides better tracking and reporting.

Our previous process took anywhere from 60-90 days. Now, it's half the time. In some cases, we implement a change to a package in as little as 21 days.

Eric Humbert, WebCenter Project Manager for the Medical Global Business Unit, Ansell, USA

The benefits

The shift to global collaboration

Everyone involved in the production process at Ansell is pleased with the results that Ansell WebCenter has brought to their organization.

The Esko WebCenter solution gave Ansell employees worldwide a resource that:

  • streamlines collaboration,
  • updates approvals,
  • provides better tracking and reporting,
  • keeps everyone up-to-date on the project and accountable for his or her part of the project,
  • allows printers and outsource manufacturers to download final artworks and upload digital proofs themselves.
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