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Royal visitor viewed production process behind Unicorn Group’s flagship Pursan alcohol hand cleanser product

Unicorn Group, which manufactures a range of washroom products, medical bins for hospitals and floor tiles, welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to its Lambeg headquarters today (7 October 2020) where it has ramped up production of its Pursan alcohol hand cleansing product in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


The visit saw HRH tour the factory and learn about the manufacturing process behind the company’s flagship product as well as discovering the other elements of the market that Unicorn Group has successfully developed over its history.

Established over 20 years ago, Unicorn Group employs more than 80 staff and exports its extensive portfolio of products including hand and surface hygiene range, washroom products, medical and recycling bins, vending machines and floor tiles globally.

A surge in demand for hand cleanser during the current pandemic has seen the firm increase production of its Pursan product range, primarily its 70% alcohol hand cleanser. 

HRH The Earl of Wessex navigated the manufacturing process for the hand cleanser and dispensers and learned about its quality position in the market. He was explained the vision for the 17.5-acre site, which boasts 250,000 sq. ft of factory and office space and is currently being redeveloped as a mixed-use manufacturing and office space with a campus feel, including its on-site gym and plans for a café.

Speaking about the visit, Roger Pannell, CEO of Unicorn Group said: “It was an honour to meet HRH The Earl of Wessex and show him round the facility. It was the perfect antidote to the pressures and uncertainty that have come hand in hand with this pandemic. 

“Our staff have worked tirelessly over the past six months to ensure our increased demand is met, against a backdrop of challenges that have left no business or home untouched. Their commitment across the Group has been a huge help during this difficult time. Being able to showcase their efforts to HRH The Earl of Wessex was a moment of pride and gratitude for Unicorn Group.

Unicorn Group is made up of various separate brands that have the common goal of servicing and improving the lives of everyone in the workplace or at home. Collectively they export to 42 countries internationally.

Among the brands are Unicorn Hygienics, Grit Bins, Flexi-Tile, Unicorn Urban, PF Copeland Ltd, PFC Rainwater Systems Ltd and Belgian firm Ecoloc, which it acquired and relocated just over three years ago.