Malaysia condom maker mixes business and pleasure

PONTIAN, Malaysia – The array of cheeky condoms on Goh Miah Kiat’s desk — multi-colored, textured and flavored with different shapes– would make most business executives blush.

They come with grape and strawberry flavors, pleasure-boosting textures, barber pole-like striping, a “Baggy” model and its opposite, the missile-shaped “Powershot.”

They hardly seem the stock and trade of a rural-based family business in Muslim-majority Malaysia, but Goh’s Karex Industries has big plans.

Karex already claims to be the world’s biggest condom maker by volume, producing three billion annually, more than any other single manufacturer. They already is the world’s giant condom company now. In order to sell their volume production, they had bought some condom brands, which will confirm their market share.