LVMH converts perfume manufacturing facilities to produce hand sanitiser

LVMH Coronavirus

LVMH, the French luxury conglomerate, is to convert is perfume manufacturing facilities to make hand sanitiser instead to help stem the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19.

The Paris-based group, whose perfume brands include Dior, Loewe and Guerlain, has responded to a nationwide shortage in France, Reuters has reported.

It will produce the sanitiser and distribute it for free to hospitals and healthcare establishments. France is currently on “lock-down” with only essential services open.

“LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands […] to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday,” LVMH said in a statement. “These gels will be delivered free of charge to the health authorities.”