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Woolworths Shop Local for Hand Sanitiser Dispensers.

September 3, 2020

Woolworths Shop Local for Hand Sanitiser Dispensers.

COVIDSafe work environments require a lot of hand sanitiser and something to dispense them. But who creates those dispensers?

Innovative Northern Beaches company, Black Lab are the ones taking up the mantle in keeping Northern Beaches shoppers COVIDSafe.

Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski MP visited the Frenchs Forest based company to see how they are operating in a COVID world.

“I am very impressed with the team at Black Lab, including their leader, Daen.” Mr Falinski said.

“Their innovative response to the COVID Pandemic is inspiring. The hand sanitiser dispensers will be extremely valuable to Woolworths, but more importantly, they will keep shoppers a little bit safer from the virus.”

Mr Trent Mason, General Manager, Facilities Management of Woolworths has praised Black Lab for assisting in making their stores COVIDsafe.

"We're big supporters of local suppliers through our Australian First Sourcing Policy and Black Lab have been a great partner for us during the pandemic.” Mr Mason said.

“They have worked tirelessly to support us with our in-store response to COVID and being local has been a big advantage. They have helped us with checkout screens, hand sanitisers and door openers, all of which are an integral part of our efforts to keep our teams and customers safe."  

Mr Daen Simmat of Black Lab expressed his excitement at being involved with the project. He also encourages other corporations to look to Australia for manufacturing.

"It's really exciting that our Australian Manufacturing Company can make products that interface with every Australian that will go into a Woolworths store in their life at some point" said Mr Simmat. 

"If the client's that we work with are prepared to invest a little bit more time in design, then we can guarantee we beat China on price, delivery, time frame and quality."

"It's been great to be a case study for how good Australian Manufacturing really is." 


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