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SA company invents mobile touchless hand sanitizing station

Published Jun 5, 2020


DURBAN - The challenges of Covid-19 are being met head-on by many companies but local entrepreneur, Arnold Jardim, has come up with a truly innovative and practical first for South Africa – a touch-less, mobile hand sanitising unit that doesn’t rely on electricity.

According to Jardim, the war against the highly contagious virus will be best fought with soap and water – and should be delivered through a handwashing solution that is as touch-less as possible.

“We realised early on in the outbreak that as a truly South African company we wanted to be part of the solution and we needed to find a way to help contain cross-contamination. We set out to find a way to minimise surface contact coupled with the most effective approach to rigorous hand sanitising.

“We believe our new mobile made-to-order handwashing units are a practical solution for safe hand sanitising on the move and will help stop the spread of deadly germs,” he said.

Each self-contained station has a built-in-basin and comes standard with a pump, plumbing, and water storage (50-litre capacity). The units are fully customisable and can be manufactured with a conventional turn on the tap or a touch-free option that’s activated with motion sensors – limiting physical contact with the unit and any possible germs.

“Schools, boutiques, retail outlets, conferencing venues, hotels, sports venues and churches all need to prepare for the management of the outbreak in the long-term and we can manufacture them in a bespoke manner that fits in with their brand,” he said.

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