The company has commenced production of hand sanitisers in its co-packing facility in Telangana. The move follows the global announcement of the business to help produce more than 1.1 million litres to meet the prevailing demand across the world. By Manya Saini​

Bacardi India, a private spirits company has started manufacturing hand sanitisers to meet the demand as the cases of Coronavirus in the country continues to rise. It has also assured that all hand sanitizer produced will contain more than the minimum alcohol content recommended by the World Health Organisation.​


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Apart from Telangana, the company has said it will roll out the process in other states with its co-packing manufacturing factories. It is working closely with local district authorities to establish a continuous supply chain to government hospitals for the safety of frontline medical workers.​

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

The initiative is already running in many of Bacardi’s production sites in the United States, England, Italy, and Mexico among others. The company has diverted its significant resources and processes to meet the demand for the essential in the countries hit by the Coronavirus need right now.​


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The company has also started a global campaign, #RaiseYourSpirits, pledging three million dollars globally to help the restaurant and hospitality industry affected by the Coronavirus shutdown.​

​Several liquor businesses have come forward to help the government and healthcare professionals fight the pandemic by manufacturing hand sanitisers. Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs had directed all state governments to grant licenses to distilleries and sugar companies, so that they may produce the essential at their facilities. As per the All India Distillers’ Association, over 150 are producing hand sanitisers to meet the surge in demand.