Coronavirus: Hand Sanitiser Makers See 10-Fold Increase In Demand

With the cases of novel coronavirus is increasing, the hand sanitizer manufacturers have witnessed upto 10-fold jump in demand.

Amidst running out of stock from the market, the companies have increased the production of hand sanitizers.

“We have seen a 10 times demand for hand sanitizers over the last month,” The Himalaya Drug Company CEO Philipe Haydon told reporters.

He further said, “We are ramping up our production line to cater to the demand of sanitizers and handwashes nationwide that can help people take precautionary measures. We launched awareness drives on hand hygiene in the year 2000.” FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) said.

“We have ramped up our production capacity. We are also trying to ramp up through our vendors also,” Godrej Consumer Products Ltd CEO (India and SAARC) Sunil Kataria said.

HUL, which sells Lifebouy hand sanitizers, has also redoubled its efforts to make the products accessible in such time.

“Given the surge in demand for hygiene products, we have redoubled our efforts to ensure that consumers have access to products that keep them safe such as Lifebuoy hand sanitizers and hand wash,” said an HUL spokesperson.

ITC, which is present in the segment through its brand Savlon, said it is ensuring that there is an adequate supply of hygiene products in the market.

“ITC is ensuring adequate supply of Savlon hygiene products in the market. Savlon continues to focus on enhancing awareness about hand hygiene and urges consumers to maintain good hygiene practices,” according to an ITC spokesperson.

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