Companies Offering Hand Sanitizing Stations
ProcurementIQ provides a list of vendors offering hand sanitizing stations
OH-based GOJO is most commonly known for their Purell product line. The company also provides a range of hand sanitizers and dispensing solutions under various brands, including Purell, Provon and Micrell. GOJO provides both wall mounted and floor stand sanitizer dispensers that utilize either manual or automated dispensing methods. The company sells their products through distributors, and not directly to consumers. Availability through distributors varies, but many retailers are sold out of popular dispensing units. GOJO has increased production capacity at its factories in Ohio and France, which have been operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GOJO is also in the process of leasing a warehouse in Stark County, OH to function as an additional storage and shipping facility. As businesses nationwide begin to reopen, GOJO has noted a renewed demand for sanitizing solutions. GOJO has stated their dedication to helping provide sanitizing solutions where they are most needed, such as grocery stores and hospitals. Consequently, buyers outside of the prioritized markets are experiencing delays and availability of products online and at retail locations remains limited.
TX-based Kimberly-Clark is a personal care company that primarily sells paper-based care products, such as toilet paper, tissues and paper towels. Kimberly-Clark Professional (K-C Professional) is a division of the company that focuses on care products for workplaces, such as sanitation stations, which include wall mounted sanitizer dispensers. Their products include electronic and manual dispensing units under their Scott brand. K-C Professional has announced that as a result of the coronavirus, demand has exceeded their supply of products and product shipments have been experiencing delays. The company has stated that they are dedicated to providing their sanitation products where needed and they have accelerated production to help meet demand. Their exact inventory and backlog are unknown.
OH-based Kutol is a leading vendor in the soap and hand sanitizer markets. Sanitizer dispenser solutions focus on wall mounted dispensers in both manual and automatic types. In addition to traditional volume dispensers, Kutol offers large volume dispensers that accommodate an 8L bag of sanitizer. Kutol sells their products through distribution partners, not directly to the general public. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and the resulting high level of demand, the company is not accepting new distribution partners. Currently, the lead time for sanitizers is about six to eight weeks; the lead time for no touch dispensers is about 16 weeks. The company is limiting quantities to 150.0% of the distribution partner’s previous year quantities per SKU and are limiting purchases to a two-month supply. In an effort to expedite orders and eliminate back orders, the company requests that buyers purchasing soap and hand sanitizer products split the items between two separate purchase orders.
GA-based Newell Brands is a major manufacturer and distributor of household items and has an expansive portfolio of brands, including Rubbermaid. The company provides products to commercial markets through their Rubbermaid Commercial product line, which includes hand sanitizing stations. The company offers both wall mounted and floor stand style hand sanitizer dispensers in both automatic and manual operation models. The company sells their own sanitizer refills as well. Rubbermaid has not revealed the level of inventory that they have on hand or are able to meet. However, many dispensers are currently available for purchase through major retailers. On the Rubbermaid website, buyers can find which products are currently available and from which retailers they may be purchased.
WI-based S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (SC Johnson) produces an extensive range of household cleaning supplies and chemicals through its subsidiary Deb Group. Deb Group offers hand sanitizing stations under the Deb Stoko product line. Products are manufactured in the United States and include manual and automatic wall mounted dispensers. Buyers may choose to customize the dispensers with logos, images or text. SC Johnson announced that although they have increased production of hand hygiene products up to five times the normal amount, demand still exceeds capacity. The company is prioritizing the healthcare sector and has been focusing on providing assistance to frontline workers by shipping large quantities of disinfectants and related products to police, fire and medical personnel across the United States. As such, the divergence of products to these workers has placed pressure on their inventory levels and, like other companies, is expected to cause shipment delays.
CA-based manufacturer Simplehuman provides personal care products to consumers and businesses for use at home and in the workplace. Simplehuman offers sanitizing stations in the form of tabletop sanitizer pumps. All of their sanitizer pumps are automatic, offering both battery powered and rechargeable pumps. Simplehuman sells their products directly to consumers and through distributors. The company has donated more than 2,000 sensor pumps to various organizations across the country (e.g. medical facilities, homeless shelters and assisted living facilities) to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. As the company continues to allocate supplies for ongoing support of prioritized organizations, there is limited inventory available for purchase. The company has not provided information on the exact inventory of their products, but has stated that they are receiving very high demand for sensor pumps. Currently, only the mid-range “rechargeable sensor pump” option is available in select finishes for purchase on their website. Products that are in stock ship within two days.
Sweden-based Essity Hygiene and Health (Essity) provides personal hygiene, personal care and bathroom products, including wall mounted hand sanitizer dispensers, through its Tork brand. Tork sells their products through distributors and offers a variety of styles and both automatic and manual dispensing capabilities. The company has not stated their current capacity or any availability constraints as a result of high demand. However, many of their leading dispensers are in stock, available for purchase through major retailers, indicating that Tork is able to provide an adequate supply.
- In partnership with JCDecaux, the city of Paris is installing nearly 2,000 hand sanitizer stations in locations with high pedestrian traffic. The dispensers are being added to three-quarters of bus stations (1,500) and all public toilets (435) across the city, with the installations anticipated to be completed by the end of June. Major cities in the United States may follow suit as the economy begins to reopen and city officials seek to implement strategies to limit the transmission of the coronavirus and keep the public healthy.
- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has recently started testing hand sanitizer dispensers at four locations for possible use across more stations. The dispensers are touch-free and are located on platforms and at station entrances. As an estimated 400,000 people are returning to work in Phase 1 of New York’s reopening plan, the MTA is expected to continue installing hand sanitizer stations as well as distribute face masks in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus in crowded subway stations.
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