Karex Berhad started as a family business with a manufacturing capacity of only 60 million pieces of condom per annum in 1988. In November 2013, Karex was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Today, Karex has 3 manufacturing facilities across Pontian (Johor), Port Klang (Selangor) and Hat Yai (Thailand) together with a workforce of 3,000 employees with the capacity to produce 4 billion pieces of condom per annum making us the largest condom manufacturer in the world.
We export to more than 110 countries across Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Our list of clientele consists of commercial global brand owners, government and non-government agencies. Karex also manufactures condoms under its own brands namely “Carex” and “INNO” which are mainly exported to the Middle Eastern countries. Karex acquired US Based, Global Protection Corp in 2014, the company that consummated the “ONE” brand condoms. We are currently on an expansion plan to increase our capacity to 7 billion pieces by end of 2017. This expansion will be carried out across all 3 manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Thailand. Our new manufacturing plants will be a green factory, built in accordance to Green Building Index (GBI) and Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) standard.
As part of our future expansion plans, we intend to enhance our automation process by integrating and automating the electronic testing and foiling functions into one machine. This will help to reduce our reliance on manual labour and increase operating efficiency.