Bickford’s Will Start Making Hand Sanitiser From Today

Mar 26, 2020


Production starts on Thursday on the first 60,000 bottles of hand sanitiser at Bickford’s Group Salisbury manufacturing site.

According to The Advertiser:

Bickford’s Group managing director said Angelo Kotses said the idea to transition to hand sanitiser came from the need to keep their own workers safe.

“Ethanol is the key ingredient of hand sanitiser, and we already produce ethanol for our alcohol products,” Mr Kotses said.

“We originally planned a small run of only 1500 cartons, but when the Queensland government approached us we were more than happy to help by providing hand sanitiser for essential needs throughout the state.”

While the bulk alcohol is being produced at its rum-producing Beenleigh Distillery in Queensland, the 250ml bottles of sanitiser are being made and packed in Adelaide.

The 250ml retail packs of 12 will be sold via the Wheel and Barrow website with a restriction of one carton per customer.