Connectrans Supports Virox Technologies as it Doubles its Production of Disinfectants Amid COVID-19
Updated: May 13, 2020
Virox Technologies Inc. has depended upon Connectrans Logistics to manage the inbound transportation of their raw materials and packaging supplies for more than 15 years. This strong partnership has taken on a further significance as Virox ramps up its production.
As announced on May 6th, the Ontario government is providing Virox financial support from the Ontario Together Fund to double its production of specialized disinfectants and create local employment opportunities. Virox is planning to install a high-speed manufacturing assembly line to ramp up production of its Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide products. It is estimated that the new equipment will allow the company to produce 6,000 cases per day, which will help meet increased demand from the health care sector and general consumer market during the outbreak. The project will add 20 full- and part-time positions to their Oakville workforce.
“We are pleased to respond to the government’s call to action to help stop the spread of this outbreak,” said Randy Pilon, President and CEO, Virox Technologies Inc. “We pride ourselves on offering sustainable hydrogen-peroxide based disinfecting solutions and making products that are safe for people, animals and the planet. By ramping up our production with new equipment and upgrades, we will help meet the growing need in hospitals, and communities across Ontario and Canada.”
“We recognize the vital role we play in supporting the Virox supply chain as we face the challenges of this unprecedented global health crisis” said Al Fernie, Founder and Managing Partner of Connectrans Logistics. “In these difficult times, our entire team is inspired by our business partners who have found creative ways to support our communities, care for people, and expand their business”.