About Us

The joy of Human Connection

Core Purpose

Our Purpose is to make every person, no matter what age, gender, colour, sexuality or ability, feel great about themselves. We will do this by always communicating authentic messages in the most positive way, creating products of outstanding quality and ensuring that every interaction with us or our products elevates their self-esteem.

Core Values

  • Integrity & Respect

    We have great respect for people and for the environment. We always act with high levels of integrity and in the best interests of the world around us.

  • Harmony

    We encourage robust debate, but when a decision is made, we all work towards the same goals.

  • Team Work

    We know that collaboration builds stronger companies and we encourage teams working together to create greatness.

  • Passion for winning

    We want to build a strong company that can serve all stakeholders well, and to do this we will always be passionate and competitive.

  • Entrepreneurialism

    From the every beginnings of our company an entrepreneurial spirit has flowed in our veins and it is a spirit we value and strive to maintain.

We are the lifestyles change to
Joy of Human Connection.

Billions of joyful moments
created every day
regardless of gender, race, sexuality,
ability, age or religion.

Our History

LifeStyles has a history dating back to 1905 when Eric Ansell first started making condoms in Richmond, Australia. Today LifeStyles is a Global leader in the sexual wellness sector, comprising a broad range of condoms, personal lubricants and other related products. LifeStyles is the world’s #2 condom company with leading latex brands such as LifeStyles®, Jissbon®, Manix®, Unimil®, Blowtex® and others, as well as the fast-growing, highly-innovative non-latex condom brand SKYN®. LifeStyles Healthcare was created on September 1, 2017 when the consortium of Humanwell Healthcare & CITIC Capital private equity purchased the Sexual Wellness division from Ansell.

Historical milestones for our company
  • 1893

    Dunlop UK establishes a pneumatic bicycle tyre manufacturing entity in Melbourne, Australia

  • 1899

    Dunlop UK sells its business in Australia and the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australia Limited is established.

  • 1905

    Eric Norman Ansell acquires the condom machinery owned by his employer the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company and founds the company that today is the LifeStyles company

  • 1920

    The Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australianralia Limited changes its name to Dunlop Rubber Company of Australia Limited and becomes a listed public company on the Australian Stock Exchange

  • 1929

    Eric Norman Ansell establishes the first Ansell entity: E. N. Ansell & Sons Pty. Ltd.

  • 1934

    The company changed its name from E. N. Ansell & Sons to The Ansell Rubber Co. Pty. Ltd

  • 1960

    The acquisition of the Nutex Rubber Company of Sydney is the start of a large-scale expansion into the US and European markets

  • 1969

    The Ansell Rubber Co. Pty Ltd is acquired by Dunlop Australia Limited (previously the Dunlop Rubber Co of Australia Ltd) The Group continues under the name "Ansell Rubber company"

  • 1975

    Start-up of the first offshore manufacturing plant in Melaka, Malaysia, in the midst of a period of explosive growth

  • 1988

    Acquisition of Mates, the brand originally launched by Richard Branson in 1987

  • 1989

    The plant in Surat Thani, Thailand, is created by Suretex

  • 1995

    Acquisition of French company Manix (created in 1985)

  • 1998

    Acquisition of Suretex (Thailand and India) condoms and gloves

  • 2002

    Company’s name changed to Ansell Limited

  • 2005

    The company celebrates 100 years of protection

  • 2006

    Ansell acquires Wuhan Jissbon Sanitary Products Company Ltd. From Humanwell healthcare (Jissbon), a leading fully integrated healthcare solution provider in China

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Blowtex (Brazil) and Unimil (Germany /Poland)

  • 2017

    Humanwell and Citic together acquire the Sexual Wellness division from Ansell

Leadership Team

M'Lou Walker

Chief Executive Officer

M'Lou Walker

Chief Executive Officer

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Natalia Ryjoukhina

Chief Financial Officer

Natalia Ryjoukhina

Chief Financial Officer

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

William Zhang

General Manager China

William Zhang

General Manager China

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Ryszard Karas

Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA

Ryszard Karas

Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Nicole Hillier

Vice President Sales & Marketing ANZ&Japan

Nicole Hillier

Vice President Sales & Marketing ANZ&Japan

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Matthew Groskorth

Vice President Global Marketing

Matthew Groskorth

Vice President Global Marketing

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Kevin Schott

Senior Director Supply Chain

Kevin Schott

Senior Director Supply Chain

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

KC Nguyen

Vice President R&D and QARA

KC Nguyen

Vice President R&D and QARA

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Chris Kalazatis

Vice President Business Transformation

Chris Kalazatis

Vice President Business Transformation

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Diana Croitoru

Chief Human Resources Officer

Diana Croitoru

Chief Human Resources Officer

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Melanie Rice

General Counsel

Melanie Rice

General Counsel

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He has promoted and established multiple business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure.

Global Code of Conduct

LifeStyles regards good Corporate Governance as a high standard of ethical behaviour and legal compliance at every level within the company and in all dealings with customers, shareholders, government agencies, employees, suppliers and the community.

For the time being, our company still adheres to the Ansell code of conduct. Ansell's internal policies and guidelines outline expected standards and provide basic guidelines for situations in which ethical and legal issues arise.

Core policies and guidelines are contained in Ansell's Global Code of Conduct and include policies relating to the following:

  • Antitrust, Competition & Trade Practices Laws
  • Unlawful Harassment & Discrimination Laws
  • Occupational Health & Safety Laws
  • Environmental Laws
  • Intellectual Property Policy
  • Securities Laws
  • Bribery and Fraud Policy
  • Relationships with Public Officials
  • Drug and Device Laws
  • Computer, Email & Internet Policy
  • Books and Records Policy
  • Business Ethics
  • Social Accountability

Global Presence

LifeStyles is a significant player in the worldwide market for sexual wellness products. It manufactures, markets and sells condoms, lubricants, feminine hygiene productss and related devices through retail outlets. Condoms are also supplied through public tenders and through third party branded business.

There are 18 brands in the core portfolio. The 5 core brands are:
We also maintine acquired brands in local markets

Global Lifestyles Presence

  • UK
    Spain
    Italy
    France
    Germany
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
  • DRC
  • Madagascar
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Cameroon
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Cote d'ivoire
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • Mauritania
  • Western Sahara
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Uruguay
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • China
  • Presence

Awards and Accolades

  • 2018

    The Best Condoms in 2019

    GQ says: “SKYN is the king of all condoms. Why? It feels the #best. And it's incredibly tear resistant.

  • 2018

    Thai FDA 2019 Quality Award

    The Thai FDA regulates food, medicines and medical devices in Thailand. he Quality Award recognizes companies

  • 2018

    SKYN® arise™ packaging – the “roly poly” pill-holder

    Stratégies is the leading professional media for brands, advertising agencies, media and technology platforms in France

  • 2018

    Two 3R awards from the Thai government

    LifeStyles Healthcare prioritises #sustainable practices in its manufacturing facilities around the world, so it is with great

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Manufacturing Facilities

Lifestyles' manufacturing footprint is constantly evolving to meet ever-changing sales and marketing requirements and new product demands. At present, LifeStyles has two completely owned manufacturing facilities:

Suretex Prophylactics (India) Pvt Ltd

Plot # 74 to 91, KIADB Industrial Estate, Jigani II Phase, Anekal Taluka, Bengaluru, 560105, ​​​​​Karnataka, India

Tianjin Human-Care Latex Corporation

NO.223 West 14 Road, Pilot Free Trade Zone (Airport Economic Area), Tianjin China

Suretex Limited

31/1 Moo4, Suratthani-Thakuapha Road Tambon Khao Hua Kwai, Amphur Phunphin Suratthani 84130, Thailand