Our group’s involvement in the safety business can be traced back to more than 30 years ago when we started as the pioneer rubber gloves manufacturer in Malaysia. Since then our safety business has grown to include full range of safety products & services.
1983 – Incorporated Technical Rubber (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.
1983 – Started as the pioneer rubber gloves manufacturer in Malaysia.
1989 – Constructed & shifted to a new factory with land size of more than 150,000 sq. ft. in Penang.
2003 – Incorporated Safetyware Sdn. Bhd. and started the PPE distribution & export division in Penang.
2005 – Started a sales office in Kuala Lumpur.
2006 – Started the development & production of safety shoes.
2008 – Started a sales office in Johor.
2010 – Started a sales office in Melaka.
2010 – Technical Rubber (M) Sdn. Bhd. was renamed to Safetyware Industries Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – Started production of safety apparels & safety signage via Safetyware Industries Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – Nominated and won the Golden Bull award 2010 – Winner of the Emerging SMEs.
2010 – Nominated and won the SME 100 Fast Moving Companies Award.
2011 – Incorporated Safetyware EHS Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. venture into safety training & consultancy business.
2011 – Constructed another factory & warehouse with land size of more than 90,000 sq. ft. in Penang.
2011 – Nominated and won the SME Recognition Award – Recognition of outstanding Accomplishment and Contributions.
2011 – Nominated and won the Top Team 50 Enterprise Awards Malaysia 2011 – Winner of the 2nd Top 50 Enterprise Awards Malaysia.
2012 – Incorporated Safetyware (SG) Pte Ltd in Singapore.
2012 – Nominated and won the Asia Pacific Entreprenuership Awards 2012 (APEA) – Most promising entrepreneurship awards.
2012 – Nominated and won the Enterprise 50 – Malaysia’s Enterprising Spirit.
2012 – Nominated and won the Golden Bull Award 2012 – Winner of outstanding SMEs.
2013 – Incoporated Safetyware (UK) Limited in United Kingdom.
2013 – Marked the 30th Anniversary of Safetyware Industries Sdn. Bhd.
2013 – Marked the 10th Anniversary of Safetyware Sdn. Bhd.
2014 – Finalist of the Star Business Awards 2014 under the best brand category.
2014 – Started a new production line to produce safety shoe by using Direct Vulcanized Technology (DVT).
2014 – Expanded the printing production by adding advanced Graphtec Plotter from Japan and also HP Latex Printer.
2015 – Safetyware Industries Sdn. Bhd. is merged into the Safetyware Sdn. Bhd. to form a bigger and better safety solutions provider.
2015 – Introduced a new brand – QuickSign.
2016 – Will Start the construction of factory expansion which will add another 55,000 sq. ft of production space.
2016 – Expanded the printing production by adding state-of-the-art Summa Flatbed Cutting Machine from Belgium.
2017 – HQ expansion with 75,000 sq. ft.
2017 – Safetyware Academy was established
2017 – Introduction of new Rhino Shoe – Ultranite Series made with Direct Vulcanised Technology (DVT)
2004 – Established Safetyware Sdn. Bhd. (PG)
2004 – First office located at Taman Saga Jaya, about 3000sqf with 4 full-time employees
2005 – Established Kuala Lumpur Office
2005 – Relocation of headquarter from Taman Saga Jaya to Taman Perindustrian Beringin, about 6000 sq.ft.
2005 – Established Corporate Mission, Vision & Core Values (Facilitated by VA Partners)
2005 – Established business relationship with more than 100 corporate customers
2006 – Introduction of RHINO SHOE safety footwear – Our in-house brand which is positioned as high quality safety shoes with affordable price
2008 – Established Johor Office
2008 – Established more than 20 RHINO SHOE distributor throughout Malaysia
2010 – Established Malacca Office
2010 – Acquired Technical Rubber (M) Sdn. Bhd. And renamed it as Safetyware Industries Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – Safetyware Industries Sdn Bhd commence production of safety apparel, signage & labels
2010 – Achieved ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification
2010 – Started export of RHINO SHOE to Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines
2010 – Awarded the Emerging SME’s Golden Bull Award
2010 – Awarded with SME 100 Fast Moving Companies Award
2011 – Acquired a 2-acre industrial land in Bukit Minyak and completed the 1st phase construction with build-up area of 20,000 sq. ft.
2011 – Established Safetyware EHS Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. to focus on EHS training & consultancy service
2011 – Awarded the SME Recognition Rising Star Award
2011 – Awarded the 2nd Top 50 Team Enterprise Award
2012 – Established Safetyware (SG) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
2012 – Awarded the Outstanding SME’s Golden Bull Award
2012 – Awarded with Malaysia’s Enterprise Spirit Award by Enterprise 50
2012 – Awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Emerging Entrepreneur category)
2012 – Awarded the Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award by APEA (Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award)
2013 – Established distribution network in more than 30 countries
2014 – Acquired new office in Kuala Lumpur
2014 – Introduction of RHINO SHOE Classic+ series
2014 – Embarked on automation journey
2014 – Embarked on Organization Development Programme with VA Partners
2014 – Awarded the National Mark of Malaysian Brand for both Safetyware & RHINO SHOE brand
2014 – Finalist in The Star Business Award (Best Brand Category)
2015 – Launch of Safetyware 2.0 Blueprint to emphasize on 4 selected pillars
2015 – Renamed Safetyware Industries Sdn Bhd to Quicksign Sdn Bhd, to fully focus & expand on the signage & label business
2015 – Formation of S.H.E Alliance which consists of Safetyware, MyCO2 and VA Partners
2016 – Successfully upgraded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) standard to ISO 9001:2015
2016 – Won the Sin Chew Business Excellence Award for Product & Service Excellence category
2016 – Won the Golden Eagle Award, awarded by Nanyang Siang Pau
2016 – Awarded 4 Stars from DOSH (OSHA SME) for Door to Door Programme
2016 – Started the company transformation programe – to prioritize the development of our own Safetyware & RHINO SHOE brand, and to transform from PPE distributor to Total EHS Solution provider with strong manufacturing capability.
2017 – Completed Penang HQ factory expansion with total build-up area of 75,000 sq.ft.
2017 – Safetyware Academy was established to offer quality EHS training
2017 – Introduction of new RHINO SHOE Ultranite series, made with Direct Vulcanised Technology (DVT)
2018 – Expansion of safety apparel production – added the capability of heat transfer & embroidery
2018 – Established rubber compounding section to produce the NBR compound needed for safety shoe production
2018 – Established a R&D laboratory to focus on product development and quality control
2018 – Launch of RedHippo safety shoe brand
2019 – Established Pahang office
2019 – Established Sarawak office
2019 – Became the licensed manufacturer of Lenzing Flame Resistant apparel
2020 – Established Sabah office
2020 – Incorporated Safetyware Australia Pty Ltd as an associate company
2020 – Established Hygiene & Sanitisation production — to produce sanitizers and disinfectant
2020 – Established masks production — to produce face masks & particulate respirators (N95/FFP2/P2 masks)
2020 – Established the production of Non-Woven Disposable Products (Mob Cap)
2020 – Establisehd the production of Plastic Disposable Products (PE Gloves, CPE Shoe Cover)
2020 – Expanded the safety apparel production by tripling the number of sewing machines & equipment
2020 – Set-up Safetyware Store Online – Our own flagship online store to capture the consumer market
2020 – Expanded the production capability of Quicksign Sdn. Bhd. by adding addional HP Latex Printer, Digital Printer, Laser
Cutting/Engraving machine and UV Flatbed machine. Product range has been significantly widen.
2021 – Expanded face mask production capacity with added machines & equipment
2021 – Set up retail store in Melaka
2021 – Obtained certifications from Medical Device Authorities (MDA) on face masks / respiratory protection products
2021 – Established new plant (P2) for hygiene & sanitisation production
2021 – Obtained certifications from National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) on hygiene & sanitisation products
2021 – Established new plant (P3) for disposable plastic & non-woven products and plastic injection products.
2021 – Expanded safety footwear production to add-on Cemented Safety Shoes, PU Safety Shoes, and PVC Wellington Boots.