Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, skin care manufacturer Linco Care has seen an unprecedented spike in requests for their private label hand sanitiser. The sanitisers work by disrupting the virus’s outer coat, thus decreasing infectious agents on the hands.
Companies began utilising Linco Care’s sanitiser production from mid-February 2020. Their collective aim was to quickly produce a hand sanitiser in hopes of replenishing a fast-depleting market due to concerns over the virus. Linco Care believe it is their responsibility to prioritise orders that affect the health of the general public which is possible due to their flexible lines reserved for contract manufacturing. Linco estimate that they will be producing in excess of a million pieces of hand sanitiser to combat the spread of COVID-19.
This is not the first time the manufacturer has responded to a national health crisis. During the outbreak of swine flu in 2009, the company’s on-site research and development team, who are based in the recently refurbished laboratory space, created a state-of-the-art formula for sanitiser to help prevent the spread of the disease. The staff worked double shifts and weekends to produce nearly one million litres of hand sanitiser to ensure needs were met.
Diverse production line machinery gives the factory the flexibility to produce most types of packaging for their various distributors, creating a seamless production of sanitiser. The 2,500m2 Linco Care factory is equipped with high-tech machines, which have a mixing capacity of up to 130,000kg per month and a filling capacity of over 1 million units per month. Agile in nature, the factory can produce 25,000 tubes, 10,000 jars and 15,000 bottles a day (per 8-hour shift), delivering a quick and reliable turnaround from manufacturer to distributer in short lead times.
Mr. Farhad Seka, owner of Linco Care, said: “The coronavirus is a very serious virus which has already had devastating consequences across the world. At Linco Care, we have seen an understandably high increase in requests for our private label sanitiser because people are naturally more cautious and want to use it to help protect themselves.
“We have designed our factory to be very versatile so that we can adapt it in order to meet the needs of our distributors, which in turn we hope will help prevent further spread of the disease.”