Bacardi to produce 70,000 litres of hand sanitizer in Telangana

South India

The sanitiser produced in Telangana will be distributed to district government hospitals 

Bacardi Limited, producer of Bacardi, Martini, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Dewar’s, and Angel’s Envy brands liquor, will its co-packing facility in Telangana to to produce 70,000 litres of hand sanitiser to address its worldwide shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The company said in a statement that the sanitisers produced in Telengana will be distributed to district government hospitals across the state. The company has plans to roll out the production in other states where it has co-packing manufacturing facilities.

This is part of Bacardi's global announcement of its commitment to help produce more than 267,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of hand sanitizers, worldwide to help fight the pandemic, the statement said adding that Bacardi-owned manufacturing sites across the United States, Mexico, France, England, Italy, Scotland and Puerto Rico are already part of this effort.

The company facilities will be making use of alcohol in stock, and has also set aside designated quantities of alcohol, for production.

"We, at Bacardi, have always endeavored to support local communities, especially during difficult times like these. By boosting the supply of hand sanitizers, a critical need of the hour, we hope to strengthen the fight against COVID-19," Bacardi India Operations Director V Muthukumar said.

Bacardi is one of several liquor manufacturers that have started manufacturing hand sanitizers to meet surge in demand. According to All India Distillers' Association (AIDA) over 150 distilleries are producing hand sanitizers in the country at present.

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