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Virox Technologies receives $850K for disinfectant production from Ontario fund

May 6, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Virox Technologies, a manufacturer of disinfectants, will scale up its production with $850,000 in funding from the Ontario government’s program that helps businesses retool to make COVID-19-related equipment.

Virox is the first manufacturer to receive money from the Ontario Together Fund announced last month.

The announcement was made today by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

Virox is planning to install a high-speed manufacturing assembly line to ramp up production of its accelerated hydrogen peroxide products, which are used in households and professional settings.

It is estimated that the new equipment will allow the company to produce 6,000 cases per day, which will help meet increased demand from the health care sector and general consumer market during the outbreak.

The project will create 20 full- and part-time jobs and help retain 120 positions in Oakville.

“We are pleased to respond to the government’s call to action to help stop the spread of this outbreak,” says Randy Pilon, president and CEO of Virox Technologies, in a statement.

“By ramping up our production with new equipment and upgrades, we will help meet the growing need in hospitals, and communities across Ontario and Canada.”

The Ontario Together web portal appeals to Ontario’s manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators to provide essential supplies and equipment to support front line workers in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

All submissions received through the portal are being reviewed and prioritized to focus on solutions that can respond to where the need is greatest and can be implemented quickly.

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