Tasmanian Hand Sanitiser
Tasmanian Hand Sanitiser (Ethanol 80% Hand Sanitiser) originated as an idea between two Tasmanian Pharmacists in early 2020. Born and bred in the north of the state, Matthew Will and Martin Quinn wanted to manufacture a pharmaceutical grade product using local suppliers. To assist setting up a local distribution network the pair brought Tasmanian businessman Charles Beaumont on board. Together the three formed M2 Logistics, based in Launceston, which now co-ordinates manufacture and supply of Tasmanian Hand Sanitiser to the local and national market.
Since March 2020 the team have co-ordinated manufacture and distribution of over 60,000L of medical grade Hand Sanitiser. In addition to this M2 Logistics now provides a wide range of cleaning and sanitation products as well as Personal Protective Equipment. Our range continues to expand to service the needs of our Customers all over Australia. Customers include the Tasmanian Government, TT-Line and numerous sporting clubs and organisations as well as businesses.
With our various suppliers and partners at Caled Containers (located at Franklin in the south of the state), Label Home Tasmania (in Hobart), Dev Design, Think Big and various couriers we love working with the Tasmanian team that are helping to bring our products to market.
Our hand sanitiser liquid itself is manufactured at Tasmanian Alkaloids – a registered Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) manufacturing facility, making it fully compliant with the TGA’s Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Excluded Goods – Hand Sanitisers) Determination 2020. The product is made in strict accordance with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended hand rub formulation, using pharmaceutical grade products.
As a result, unlike a number of sanitisers currently available, the 80% Ethanol product is fully compliant with the TGA determination and is suitable for use in medical and health services.
The hand sanitiser is available direct to the public and businesses from this website as well as local ‘The Importer’ stores, Tasmanian pharmacies, IGAs and some independent businesses. Business customers are also able to purchase direct from their wholesalers including Symbion Pharmacy, Millen Wholesale and Phil Hughes Office Solutions.
In supporting our product you support nine Tasmanian jobs directly and many more indirectly via the other businesses that we work with.
It is with great pride that we use the Tasmanian wordmark in our branding and imagery. Developed by Brand Tasmania, with their permission we have incorporated the wordmark into our soon to be released packaging and advertising materials. To quote Brand Tasmania, ‘it’s different in Tasmania’. It is and we are proud to be #Tasmanian
Tasmanian Hand Sanitiser
Who Are We?
Martin is a pharmacist with twenty-five years experience in Australia and Britain in hospital and community pharmacy including twenty years oncology medication experience. Martin has a national pharmacy profile as an industry analyst. Martin has completed pharmacy oncology manufacturing training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Martin previously owned and operated Kings Meadows Capital Chemist in Launceston (now Epic Pharmacy Kings Meadows) and established it as one of the first ‘Advanced Care Pharmacies’ in the country. Martin has a strong focus on quality customer service and efficiency in delivery of services. In his spare time, Martin enjoys bike riding and spending time with his family.
Matthew is a pharmacist with fifteen years oncology pharmacy experience in Australia and has superior medical logistics and pricing knowledge. Matthew has completed pharmacy oncology manufacturing training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre along with further training at Baxter Pharmacy services and Medisca Australia. As a previous owner and operator of Kings Meadows Capital Chemist in Launceston (now Epic Pharmacy Kings Meadows), Matthew was integral in establishing Tasmania’s first privately run pharmacy sterile clean room located at the Launceston Eye Institute. In this role, Matthew co-ordinated dispensing and supply of medicines and chemotherapy to patients on a nationwide scale. Matthew is also well versed in sterile preparation and industry standards. Matthew is a keen bushwalker and can often be found taking people on historical tours in his other role as a professional tour guide.
A seventh generation Tasmania, Charles completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in biochemistry and medical microbiology & immunology at the University of Tasmania. A former member of the Cascade Brewery operations team he was involved in production planning & logistics, quality control and brewing. During this time, he studied a Diploma in Brewing (formerly AME) at the Institute and Guild of Brewing. Charles is the current owner/director at The Importer, a well-known Tasmanian furniture and homewares retailer that has been family owned and operated for over 45 years. Charles is experienced in international trade negotiations and establishing long term supply chains with a focus on bilateral benefits. Charles is an avid bushwalker who enjoys the off-track aspect of this pastime when he isn’t taking more leisurely walks with his family.