Hydropod a hit for Antrim firm

A practical but multifaceted portable hand washing station aimed at helping in the protection against the coronavirus has been developed by an Antrim manufacturing company.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 9:50 am
CEO of Jans Composites, Ronan Hamill, pictured outside their new facility in Antrim

Jans Composites Ltd, a company known for the manufacture of bus and automotive products, has applied their expertise and know-how to the new Hydropod product which has the potential to help protect consumers against coronavirus.

Hydropod is the brainchild of CEO, Ronan Hamill.

He said: “For me the idea was simple, why do we need a hand sanitising unit, why can we not just wash our hands. I came into work, briefed my colleagues and as a team we set about the design, the development and then the manufacture of a portable handwashing station which can be dropped into any location to service any organisation in any sector.”

Graphic of Jans Composites Hydropod

“From an antibacterial gel coat on the GRP (glass reinforced plastic) to programmable sensor taps and a hands-free paper towel dispenser, water filters, polycarbonate screens which are vandal resistant, sink and dispenser heights, adjustable to comply with wheelchair regulation, this modular station has many practical and easy to clean features.”

The Hydropod can be dropped into to any location without the need for a constant water or power supply.

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