Coronavirus emergency: Campari Group and Intercos Group join forces to produce hand sanitizer
Thanks to the collaboration between the two companies, cleansing gel will be produced for healthcare workers in Lombardy hospitals
Milan, 2nd April 2020 - Campari Group, one of the major global players in the spirits sector, and Intercos Group, leading company in the formulation and production of cosmetic products, join forces to produce hydro-alcoholic gel hand cleaners. The gel will be delivered to Lombardy healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the fight against the Coronavirus Covid-19 emergency.
The alcohol donated by Campari Group has been transformed and bottled in the Intercos Group plant of Cosmint (Olgiate Comasco). This partnership will enable a first production of a batch of fifteen thousand hand sanitizer bottles.
"Aware of sanitizing gel shortage in hospitals and in all sanitary facilities, we have decided to donate an amount of pure alcohol, originally intended for our production lines, as it is the essential raw material for this type of sanitizing liquid - said Bob Kunze- Concewitz, CEO of Campari Group - For the production and bottling of the finished product, we have decided to join forces with Intercos Group, a world leader in its sector of Lombard origins like Campari. Through this initiative, following our contribution to public healthcare institution ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco in Milan, we wish to further express our commitment to tackling the epidemic by giving support to health workers who are at the forefront of the fight against the Coronavirus emergency in the Lombardy region” concluded Kunze-Concewitz.
“We are glad to bring our support to the hospitals of Lombardy in this period of health emergency. The Intercos Group is confronted with the Covid-19 emergency since months, first with its Chinese plants and now in Italy and USA, and knows very well the importance of supporting the health professionals in the communities exposed by the epidemic. We are therefore proud to provide our formulas and production capacity to join Campari Group in this initiative” – commented Renato Semerari, Intercos Group CEO.
Campari Group and Intercos will also handle the logistics of the finished product, in order to deliver the gel sanitizers where most urgently needed.