Coronavirus: Louis Vuitton owner to produce hand sanitisers

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The French luxury conglomerate also owns watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari
// LVMH will begin manufacturing hand sanitisers in bid to prevent coronavirus
// The gels will be delivered free of charge to the health authorities

Louis Vuitton parent company LVMH has announced it will start making hand sanitisers in a bid to prevent the coronavirus spread.

It will use its perfume production lines to start making the hand sanitisers to tackle the shortage of the anti-viral products.

“These gels will be delivered free of charge to the health authorities,” LVMH said on Sunday.


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“LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday.”

The factories normally produce perfume and makeup for luxury brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy.

The French luxury conglomerate also owns watchmaker Tag Heuer and jeweller Bulgari.

“LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities,” the company said.

Meanwhile, rival Kering which owns Gucci, has put its manufacturing activities on hold in Italy following the lockdown as it takes precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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