THE EBOLA outbreak in Africa has left a Stratford firm busy trying to meet rocketing demand for hand sanitizer.
DCS Group has been furiously manufacturing its own Enliven brand as well as distributing other brands to meet soaring orders for the anti-bacteria cleanser since the outbreak of the deadly virus in West Africa.
The Timothy’s Bridge Road-based firm is currently producing 64,000 bottles a week.
DCS Group CO Denys Shortt said: “Phone enquiries have been coming in from Africa for urgent supplies. We are helping as much as we can and we are currently planning to urgently produce over 500,000 bottles for a customer in Nigeria.
“We will do everything possible to make sure all our customers have stocks. We are sourcing plastic bottles from anywhere to get them immediately filled and shipped to West Africa.
“We are pulling out all the stops and will work night shifts to fulfil customer needs”
The surge in orders has not surprised Mr Shortt.
He added: “When swine flu was around we saw huge spikes in demand for hand sanitizer. Ebola seems to be causing the same scenario.”
DCS is looking to send 500,000 bottles to Nigeria. (s)