INEOS delivers on ten day promise for sanitiser

INEOS new hand sanitiser plant at Newton Aycliffe, near Middlesbrough started up at the weekend, well within the ten-day time frame. 

The plant is running three shifts around the clock with its aim to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitiser per month.  

Hand sanitisers are a critical weapon in the fight against the Corona virus and remain in critically short supply across the UK and Europe. Commencing on 31 March, the bottles produced from the INEOS plant were issued to the NHS for free.

A German sister plant is also in production and plans are being drawn up for a third plant in France. 

The INEOS Board has had a daily call on the progress of building the plants. 

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of INEOS, says; “I am extremely proud of the INEOS team who have built these two major production facilities in literally a few days. I believe these hand sanitisers will play a key role in the fight against the Corona virus and will help protect our NHS front line staff who deserve all the help we can give them.” 

 

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