Leading Irish manufacturer Cosmetic Creations has increased its production of its newly launched hand sanitiser, Airmedica, by almost 100% to over 150,000 units per week, growing to 200,000 in the coming weeks, due to continued demand created by Covid-19.
The Mayo and Cork-based company has taken on 20 more staff, 20 new contractors and redeployed its sites to meet the demand for Airmedica, which was launched three weeks ago.
Initially planning to produce up to 80,000 units a week, the company this week produced 150,000 units, with output to increase week on week.
Cosmetic Creations is one of the few manufacturing companies in Ireland which can deliver hand sanitiser production to this scale and timeframe.
As well as formulating and manufacturing Airmedica on site, the company is also shipping and distributing the hand sanitiser to customers in the public and private sector, including frontline healthcare staff. From today, they will also be distributing to retail outlets nationally.
Aiden Corcoran, Owner and CEO of Cosmetic Creations, said: "We want to play our part in making sure supply lines of vital products stay open. At the moment, I’m on-site 24/7 and I am seeing first-hand the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who are also adapting to the necessary social distancing requirements.
"We have taken full advantage of our agility, international supply chain, state-of-the-art equipment and output capacity to turn this large-scale production of hand sanitiser around in just three weeks.
"While costs of alcohol, bottles and shipping have increased by over four times, we are conscious of ensuring hand sanitiser is accessible to everyone and are absorbing as much of that cost as possible. We have also published our recommended retail prices on our website.”
In recent months, the company has invested in advanced formulation and manufacturing technologies, significantly expanding their output capacity. For more information, contact [email protected]. Limited stocks are available through cosmeticsireland.com/shop