The Client: A large global healthcare company that supplies 50% of UK NHS hospitals and clients worldwide.
The Brief: The client was already well-established in providing disinfection solutions to a global market and sought to expand their range to include universal cleaning wipes and hand hygiene products to remain competitive in a market under heavy supply pressure by the pandemic.
The Challenge: As the client was already aware of from market observations, COVID-19 had put unprecedented demand and stress on supply chains, causing weak points to crack and fail, leaving some products unobtainable and suppliers unable to meet customer expectations. The customer was keen to avoid these same pitfalls of an offshore supply chain and ensure a robust supply of the OEM products that they were looking to launch into the market.
The Supply Source Solution: Conducting extensive market research, Supply Source considered market requirements and the customer needs to propose a OEM product range from nearshore manufacturers. Working closely with a UKAS accredited testing laboratory, all products were supplied with certification for the following standards:
Hand hygiene products
- EN1500:2013 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Hygienic handrub
- EN12791:2016 Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Surgical hand disinfection
- EN13624:2021 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity in the medical area
- EN14476:2013 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area
- EN1499:2013 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Hygienic handwash
Surface care products
- EN16615:2015 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Quantitative test method for the evaluation of bactericidal and yeasticidal activity on non-porous surfaces with mechanical action employing wipes in the medical area
- EN14676 – Leather – chemical tests – determination of volatile matter