Bacou-Dalloz re-energizes its North American glove business

By Plant Engineering Staff February 14, 2007

With the recent announcement that its Perfect Fit Glove brand is streamlining its product offering, Bacou-Dalloz is revitalizing its hand protection business unit with a focus on growth and profitability in the North American market.

Perfect Fit Glove announced plans to streamline its product offering by rationalizing a number of slow-moving products, improving the unit’s flexibility to respond to current market conditions. As a result of the rationalization announcements, Steve Spotts, vice-president and general manager, announced a reorganization plan along with a work-force reduction of 36 employees at the company’s manufacturing facility in Buffalo, NY. This reorganization is intended to maximize production efficiencies and operational procedures.

This move is in preparation for completion of the final phase of integration of the Perfect Fit Glove product line into the main distribution center, located in Columbus, OH. These changes, along with a focused effort on improving supply chain management within the organization, will help increase service levels and on-time delivery. The plans include detailed inventory transition plans to ensure that service levels will be maintained.

Also, as part of the reorganizing and re-energizing plan, Perfect Fit will launch a new mix of products within the palm-dipped glove family in March.