A Thirsk-based toll and contract manufacturer has produced over 100,000 litres of hand sanitiser over the last few weeks to help battle the pandemic.
Despite having never before manufactured hand sanitiser, Cod Beck Blenders began production in mid-March after receiving derogation from the HSE to produce it during the current pandemic.
Packaged in 450ml and 500ml bottles, the hand sanitiser is destined for hospitals, care homes and local government services in Yorkshire, and Cod Beck Blenders has also been supplying its own customers in order to help them to continue their vital operations.
“The opportunity to produce the hand sanitiser came about via a connection of one of our existing customers who recommended us,” said Steven Meyer, MD of Cod Beck Blenders.
“The business, like many others, had a massive supply problem as its usual routes had stopped. Fortunately, as a third-party processor, working with some of the leading names across a wide range of sectors, we had the expertise and technology to help out very quickly.
“As a company, we are committed to being a trusted partner to our customers, acting as an extension to their operations.
“While ensuring that we keep our 100-strong team safe, we are proud that we have proved able to support some of the valuable initiatives our customers have been undertaking – as well as dedicating a significant part of our operation to hand sanitiser production, we have also been manufacturing larger volumes of disinfectant than ever before.”