Up to a million bottles of INEOS' new hand sanitiser have started being delivered to NHS hospitals across the UK just ten days after the plan was announced.
- The project initiated by Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now being supported by Sir Dave Brailsford and Team INEOS.
- The initial deliveries are going from the INEOS production plant at Newton Aycliffe in the North East to 28 hospitals around the country.
- INEOS is now producing almost 200 different products that are being used in drugs, testing kits, ventilators and protective clothing in the fight against the Coronavirus and the US Dept of Homeland Security has described many as being “critical to national resilience” from basic sanitation through to the search for a vaccine.
- Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder and chairman of INEOS, says, “Getting the hand sanitiser into production in just ten days was a huge team effort and Team INEOS, led by Sir Dave Brailsford have made a great contribution alongside the rest of the INEOS family. We knew there was a massive shortage of hand sanitisers across the UK and that speed was crucial. We believe these INEOS sanitisers will play a key part in the fight against the virus, helping protect our NHS front line staff and vulnerable people across the country.”
Working closely with NHS Trusts, as of today, INEOS hand sanitisers are being delivered to 28 hospitals across the UK including Grangemouth, Halton, Teesside, Derby and London. Wider distribution will follow as the plant reaches full capacity.