Bulgari continues its support of the scientific and medical community in their fight against coronavirus. One month after announcing an important donation to the Spallanzani Hospital to acquire a new state-of-the-art 3D high definition microscope, the Roman jeweler has decided to manufacture, together with its historical fragrances partner ICR (Industrie Cosmetiche Riunite, Lodi), several hundred thousand hand gel bottles to be supplied in priority to all medical facilities through the Italian Civil Protection Department.
“I believe as a major economic actor and symbol of Italy, Bulgari has a responsibility to contribute to the national effort to help prevent, fight, and eradicate COVID-19. Thanks to our fragrances expertise, we have been able to develop together with ICR a 'hand cleansing gel with sanitizer,' which will be manufactured in our Lodi Factory already making our high-end perfumes and hotels amenities. Aware of the difficult situation we are experiencing, we believe it is our duty to contribute with our know-how and production facilities and we thank the Italian Civil Protection Department who will take care of the collection and distribution,” said Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.
The hand gel, contained in recyclable 75ml bottles, will be distributed to Italian hospitals and medical facilities via the Protezione Civile. Bulgari plans to manufacture hundreds of thousands of bottles in the coming two months.
Bulgari is part of the LVMH Group, which recently announced a similar support to French health authorities, manufacturing in its perfume & cosmetics laboratories around 50 tons per week of sanitizing gel to be distributed across French hospitals.