The growing demand for wellness and health products during the crisis caused a global shortage of hand sanitiser.
The rising rate of infections, along with the international campaign about the importance of personal hygiene, led to a significant increase in hand sanitiser sales across every region in the world.
INEOS recognised that it had the capability to help tackle the global shortage by producing its own range of hand sanitiser products at extremely short notice.
To make it happen, INEOS selected UM Terminals as the ideal partner to assist with the manufacturing and delivery of hand sanitiser.
Within one week of discussions, both parties were able to outline a clear strategy. This incorporated a comprehensive governance procedure, to ensure all relevant health and safety guidelines were met efficiently, and a full review of the key requirements detailed by INEOS.
Once authorisation was received from HMRC, a new bespoke product was created using an in-line blending system at the UM terminal in Hull.
UM Terminals was then able to provide the necessary operational cover to facilitate the increase in product movements via vessels and road vehicles.
Karl Pass, The UM Terminals’ Terminal Manager at Hull East, said: “Covid-19 has presented a variety of challenges to many businesses, including UM Terminals.
“We were delighted to collaborate with INEOS to enable this project to go ahead. I would like to thank the Operations Team at UM Terminals, Hull East, who showed great resolve and selfless commitment. A project executed with outstanding professionalism from all parties involved.”
INEOS hand sanitiser products can be purchased on their website: www.ineoshandgel.com/en