Wave of solidarity between companies with production plants of different nature. Thus, the textile and technological industries are joined by several beverage manufacturing firms.
Pernod Ricard, Nivea, Gonzalez Byass and Bacardi are some of the companies that have made their plants available to the Government in order to manufacture hydroalcoholic gels in them to stop the expansion of the coronavirus.
Gonzalez Byass, owner of Vinas del Vero, Bodegas Beronia, Tio Pepe, London Nº1 or Lepanto brandy, also reported today that he made available to the Administration the technical and human resources of his plants in Chinchon (Madrid), Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) and the distillery of its subsidiary Bodega Las Copas de Tomelloso (Ciudad Real), to manufacture and supply sanitary alcohol and hydroalcoholic gel.
The Spanish winery thus joins the wave of solidarity from companies such as Pernod Ricard Spain, owner of brands such as Beefeater, Ballantine’s, Seagram’s, Havana Club or Ruavieja, which has also made its Manzanares (Ciudad Real) plant available to the competent authorities ) for the manufacture of hydroalcoholic gels, used as a means of prevention against coronavirus.
Another multinational dedicated to spirits that has also adopted a similar measure has been Bacardi, which has allocated the world’s largest rum distillery, the one located in Catano (Puerto Rico) and in which more than 80% of the rum is produced. of the company, to manufacture more than 1.7 million units of hand sanitizers to face the shortage of this product and stop the expansion of the coronavirus.
The multinational has teamed up with Olein Refinery, a manufacturer based in Puerto Rico, to supply it with the raw material necessary to make these products.
Bacardi has indicated that the temporary change in production began on March 17 and will continue as long as necessary, while specifying that this “emergency” measure will not interrupt the production or supply of its Bacardi rum.
The perfume and cosmetics sector is also turning
But not only the companies dedicated to distillates join this measure, so the perfume and cosmetics sector is also turning at the moment to alleviate the shortage of these products necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Thus, Beiersdorf Manufacturing has also offered the Ministry of Health the product production plant of Nivea Spain, which is located in Tres Cantos (Madrid), to produce hydroalcoholic solutions after the health alert for the expansion of the coronavirus.
The multinational makes available to Health the technical and productive capacity of its Madrid plant in Nivea to manufacture hydroalcoholic solutions with the formulation recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In this way, the Spanish perfume and cosmetics sector is also focused on this matter and already has dozens of companies willing to modify their production plans, which are increasing their full potential and transferring all their capacities for the production of this type of solutions and being able to give the greatest possible response.
The National Association of Perfumery and Cosmetics (Stanpa) has indicated that the main companies in the sector, whether or not they are manufacturers of this type of product, are immediately transferring capacities from their manufacture of perfumes, dyes or other products with alcohol to manufacturing. of hydroalcoholic solutions.
Large multinationals in the sector, national companies and many other small and medium-sized companies are participating in this process.
From Stanpa, the priority in these moments of expansion of the pandemic throughout the national territory is to contribute from its capabilities to provide a sanitizing solution to health professionals, other professionals at the service of collective interests and all people who require this protection. .