Lucio Tan’s distillers now into ethyl alcohol production
MANILA – Lucio Tan Group’s Tanduay Distillers, Inc. and Absolut Distillers Inc. (ADI) bgun producing ethyl alcohol now distributed to the Department of Health and other medical facilities.
“The health of our front liners remains essential in our fight against the spread of COVID-19. Tanduay has some of the most modern and best distillers in the country. Producing alcohol for disinfection is one way we are doing our part in helping keep our communities safe,” ADI chief operating officer and over-all general manager for distillery operation of the LT group Gerry Tee said.
Tanduay as part of the LT Group donated the first batch of 5,000 4-liter bottles to the DOH, and gave another 5,000 bottlers to other non-government organizations for distribution to medical facilities.
“During these challenging times, it is important that we step up and help each other. We have transformed out distilleries to produce ethyl alcohol to supply the need of our kababayans. From Luzon, we aim to deliver next to Visayas and Mindanao,” Tee added.
The LT Group has several distilleries in the country, including Absolut Distillers, Inc. in Lian, Batangas, and Asian Alcohol in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. These were established to support its main alcohol business, Tanduay Distillers, Inc. The company also has 30% shares in Victorias Milling Company, which is involved in integrated raw and refined sugar manufacturing as well as ethanol and potable alcohol production. (Melo M. Acuña)
Gerry Tee, COO of Absolute Distillers and Over-All General manager for Distillery Operations of the Lucio Tan Group Gerry Te (third from left) witness the turnover of disinfectant ethyl alcohol to the different healthcare institutions. (Eggshell Photo)