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  • Equine healthcare manufacturer produce hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19, with Adelphi filling machine

    April 1, 2020


    Adelphi Manufacturing’s customer Connolly’s Red Mills is a leading name in the animal feeds, agri-services and equine healthcare products industries. They develop and manufacture their products at a state-of-the-art site in beautiful Goresbridge, Ireland, with 50% of the grain used in all feeds grown locally.

    From humble beginnings in 1908, Connolly’s Red Mills have expanded onto the world stage, and in 2012 they became the first feed company to secure a license to import horse feed into mainland China. Their on-site testing laboratories quality-test every ingredient upon arrival, and monitor for Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances through every step of their feed-making processes.

    Their latest – and arguably most remarkable – venture has been to begin producing hand sanitizers, to play their part in the worldwide fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Adelphi are proud to have been alongside Connolly’s Red Mills during this journey, to assist with their production expansion.

    After meeting Adelphi Manufacturing’s Sales Director Dean Willis at the Process & Packaging Machinery (PPMA) Show in September 2018, Connolly’s Red Mills’ Operations Director John Walsh completed the purchase of a Response Benchtop Filler in 2019. The filler is versatile, hygienic and easy to use, and a single head is suitable for filling liquids, pastes and solids-in-suspension in to all types of container. Thanks to three standard sizes of honed pump sets, fill volumes can range from 10ml to 1 litre in a single shot, with exceptional filling accuracy of ± 0.25%.

    After taking the decision in early 2020 to mobilise the resources at his disposal to produce badly needed hand sanitizers, John says that the confidence instilled by his first purchase meant that he was immediately comfortable purchasing a second Response Benchtop Filler to assist production. “It’s a simple machine that does what it says it will”, he says.

    The Response can be configured to be suitable for use in ATEX Zone 1 Category IIB 2G c T5 (100C), and when fitted with EPDM seals, it can fill high ethanol content gels, including hand sanitizers.

    “Dean understood the urgency of the situation”, says John. “I was able to get through to him any time I needed”.


    This Response ATEX Filler is now being used to fill 250ml, 500ml and 5L containers of hand sanitizer, for use in the front-line fight against COVID-19. It was delivered 5 working days after the order was placed, and John enthuses that “it arrived mostly assembled, so was up and running within a couple of hours of delivery”.

    When the current situation returns to relative normality, John looks forward to using his new ATEX Response Filler to fill Connolly’s Red Mills’ other liquid based products, including oils, and their equine healthcare products.

    Are you looking for speedy delivery of an intuitive machine, to help produce hand sanitizers or other personal hygiene products? Adelphi Manufacturing have many items available off-the-shelf, and have taken the decision to remain open in this challenging situation, to continue to assist businesses such as Connolly’s Red Mills, who require our products and services. Don’t hesitate to contact us today on +44 (0)1444 472300 or email info@adelphi.uk.com.


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