ALUM innovates to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:27


•  The Company developed a hand liquid disinfectant using locally purchased ingredients

• This new product awaits the approval of the National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research "Cantacuzino" before being produced and used at Company’s level

• Additional specific safety protocols and procedures have been implemented since the onset of the sanitary crisis to ensure business continuity and the health of the employees

Tulcea, 29 June 2020 – ALUM S.A. (BSE, ATS segment - AeRO: BBGA) the only calcined alumina producer in Romania, continued to focus on the health and safety of its employees and the community where it operates through extensive and comprehensive safety measures. Additionally, the hand liquid disinfectant developed in ALUM’s Research and Development Laboratory based on the local production guide of the World Health Organization has passed the bactericidal and fungicidal activity tests of the National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research "Cantacuzino" and awaits approval from the commission of the biocidal products.

"We continue to be cautious regarding the effects of the current health crisis by implementing additional internal measures to prevent COVID-19 related outcomes, but also prudent, by creating new tools to protect our staff, to ensure safe working conditions and the continuity of our operations”, said Gheorghe DOBRA, CEO of ALUM. “However, the scope of our measures has concerned not only our employees and clients but also the whole community. Thus, our R&D team developed our disinfectant that is in the process of obtaining the approvals from the competent authorities. We aim at producing internally enough disinfectant for the needs of the Company and the safety of our employees and partners", added Gheorghe DOBRA.

To protect the employees, ALUM provided medical and protective equipment, constantly disinfected and sanitized all the common areas, implemented alternative/ rotational shifts to minimize the interaction and working from home programs for the employees that can perform their activity remotely. Moreover, the Company has been among the first in Romania to install disinfectant curtains in the entryway and temperature scanners in the access points.

To ensure its operations run safely and in normal parameters, ALUM activated a Business Continuity Plan, while performing numerous simulations in which one or more employees would be infected with COVID-19.

The alumina producer has also donated RON 100,000 to Tulcea County Hospital for protective and medical equipment, antiviral medication, mechanical ventilation devices and monitoring of vital functions, supporting thus the efforts of the authorities to combat the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.

Currently, ALUM’s management closely observes the evolution of the pandemic and all the directives and guidance from the Romanian Government and international organizations to do the best for the employees, suppliers and clients.

For further information, please contact:

Florența Ghiță


Phone: +40 744 644 004




ALUM is the only Romanian producer of calcined alumina, used for the production of aluminium and has an alumina refinery with a production capacity of 600,000 tonnes of alumina per year. The alumina produced by the company is supplied both on the domestic market to ALRO S.A., part of the Vimetco Group, and internationally. ALUM is listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange since December 1997 on RASDAQ and migrated towards the ATS segment, AeRO category in May 2015. Its shares are traded under the symbol “BBGA”. 

ALRO Group

 ALRO S.A. and its subsidiaries are collectively referred to as ''ALRO Group'' or ''the Group''. The companies part of ALRO Group are: Alro S.A. – the aluminium producer, Alum S.A. – the alumina producer, Sierra Mineral Holdings I, Ltd. – the bauxite mining company, Vimetco Extrusion S.R.L. – extrusion processing business line, Conef S.A. – Alro share portfolio management, Global Aluminium Ltd. – holding entity and Bauxite Marketing Ltd. Having this structure, the Group created an integrated production chain, assuring the raw materials for ALRO.  

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