Diageo to manifacture hand sanitisers

Story By: Indre Varnelyte
Saturday, March, 28 2020 - 15:51

Amid a growing demand and a clear shortage of personal hygiene products in the market, Diageo India said it will manufacture hand sanitisers at its 15 units across the country.

The company said, their units should be able to produce around 300,000 litres of sanitiser.

In addition, it said it will also donate 500,000 litres of Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) to the sanitiser industry to make 2 million units (of 250 ml each) hand sanitisers. ENA is a key raw material derived from sugar molasses and grain, and used to make sanitizers, as well as spirits.

“We stand united with the Government and Citizens of our country in the fight against the coronavirus. The demand for sanitisers is increasing by the hour, and we would like to use our manufacturing units to join in the effort to fill the demand-supply gap for sanitisers, so critical at this hour. Healthcare providers are at the forefront of this fight, and donating masks is a token of our appreciation for their selfless dedication to fighting the epidemic,” said Anand Kripalu, Managing Director and CEO, Diageo India.

Sales of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, germ-killing soaps, and home cleaning products have surged over the past few weeks as consumers take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the highly contagious coronavirus.


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