Hygiene, PPE businesses booming under the new normal
For many businesses, coronavirus has resulted in major economic catastrophes. In contrast, it has also created opportunities for those trading in essential goods and services.
The use of personal protective equipment, fumigation and/or decontamination of products and spaces is an essential to ensure the spread of the virus is curbed. Businesses that specialise in sanitary and hygiene related work are more in demand than they’ve ever been. Companies or individuals that provide the above mentioned are gaining commercial recognition.
This has resulted in many new sanitation companies being established during the start of lockdown and many have been growing ever since.
Lungile Ncanana, co-founder of ProHygiene said that his main revenue stream was from an events company but due to lockdown he had to think of another way to create an income.
“Covid-19 showed us what’s essential and what isn’t. Our company was created from looking at what’s essential during this time. Cleaning is required everywhere right now and that’s how we thought of it.”
Many other individuals who lost their jobs due to lockdown started making and selling masks to ensure an assured revenue stream as everyone requires masks.
Carimo Banze, who is a contractor says that lockdown eliminated any chances of him working so he started a business that specialises in masks.
“I just realised I may be unemployed for a while. Everyone needs masks so I started my own stall, business has been very good.” Said Banze.
Banze sells and makes masks in a variety of design to cater to every individual.
Pictures: Proyhygieneza Instagram/Nontsikelelo Qulo