J.K. Ansell Ltd. (JKAL), the manufacturers and marketers of KamaSutra condoms is a 50:50 joint venture between the Raymond Group, India and Ansell International, the world leader in latex products such as gloves and condoms. JKAL has a condom manufacturing plant at Aurangabad in Western India that manufactures 250 million pieces per annum.
Prior to the formation of the joint venture in 1996, the condom division was a part of J.K. Chemicals Ltd., a subsidiary company of Raymond Ltd. It commenced operations in 1991 and launched KamaSutra the same year. KamaSutra, through its unique positioning and advertising, soon became the most significant product launch of the year.
Currently, J.K. Ansell enjoys a significant share of the commercial Indian market emerging as a second major player. It also provides condoms to the Government of India and Non Government Organisations (NGOs), and exports to over 50 countries around the world.
Asia: Bangladesh, Fiji, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, UAE, Vietnam and Yemen
Europe: Russia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Cyprus, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine
South America: Chile, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Surinam and West Indies
Africa: Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia