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SHOWA stands for the highest degree of hand protection and innovation. Our technology has forever changed our industry, what our hands are capable of and the impact we make on our environment.

We pioneer the quality, performance and protection to give ordinary hands extraordinary abilities.


Showa means “finding a balance between different elements” in Japanese. This principle is much more than just a formula. It is at the heart of our approach and requires full control of all stages. Showa continues to innovate to provide each wearer with a product that matches expectations. This autonomy, impervious to competitor methods and concepts, is based on constantly surpassing what has been done before ensuring that everyone enjoys comfort and optimum safety.


Showa fully controls its industrial ecosystem and has a decisive advantage over other companies. Beyond its design and production process, Showa also designs and makes its knitting machines and yarns. Another major point is that the company also makes its own hand formers to achieve the perfect ergonomics of a glove that naturally fits a hand’s anatomy.

All the production sites established around the world use advanced industrial techniques and provide a seamless supply of all models. As the pioneer in this field, Showa was the first glove manufacturer to implement a fully automated plant operating 24 hours a day. All of our production sites around the world are ISO 9001 certified and embrace our relentless pursuit of excellence.


Each time Showa develops a new concept, it improves wearer comfort and safety. This ability to anticipate needs and provide solutions that eventually become benchmarks is based on unrivalled technological expertise and is fully autonomous. This independence extends to developing our own hand formers, yarns, coatings, polymers and unique manufacturing process through inspection and packaging to give us 100% quality control at every level.

Over 100 researchers, designers and engineers devote all their energy to developing new models in close synergy with production sites. Each project follows a number of steps within parameters that are inseparable from design and production. Once the prototype is developed, it is tested under real conditions on our customers’ sites. Subsequently the product might be modified and then validated by our technicians to be finally put into production. The active cooperation of all these actors in this cycle demonstrates our commitment to constantly seeking perfection.

The performance of our gloves is based on both our expertise in formulating and combining fibers and materials and the exclusive design of our models that respect the anatomy of the hand. At an equivalent level of protection, it will always be the Showa glove that provides the most comfort and ease in movement. In addition, it preserves the wearer’s health, improves their productivity, and will cost less to the company.

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