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Nutanix donates to Time Anchor Distillery in its bulk hand sanitiser production for the healthcare sector

Initiative launched with the aid of Nutanix’s .Heart programme to address sanitisation shortage amid global pandemic.

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has joined forces with Time Anchor Distillery, the maker of Mirari Gin, to establish a bulk supply of hand sanitiser for the healthcare sector in their local community. This means of support during a time of scarcity in the global pandemic is sorely needed, as the virus is combated with adequate health and safety measures. Those working on the frontlines in healthcare do not have the luxury of social distancing, and with supplies of sanitiser, among other supplies, being low in a time where getting new supplies is a challenging task, the donation is well received.

Mirari Gin is created by chief distiller Shanna-Rae Wilby from Time Anchor Distillery, nestled in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy Maboneng precinct. The distillery has a host of state-of-the-art equipment and stills that were cleaned out and re-appropriated, making use of their spirits on hand to produce 100 litres of sanitiser instead of alcoholic beverages. The sanitiser is based on the World Health Organization’s specifications. The batch of hand sanitiser quickly ran out and they realised there is much more of a demand than they could have anticipated. More batches have been made since, once the company's registration with SARS to produce was approved.

Time Anchor Distillery will be primarily donating this to the most vulnerable in our community, and their donation was well-received. Based on this exceptional work, Nutanix has identified Time Anchor Distillery as a beneficiary of its .Heart initiative in South Africa. “Our team has been working around the clock, shifting the entirety of Time Anchor Distillery’s operations to support our community during this pandemic, and we can do so with the support of Nutanix and donations from the community for the community,” said Wilby.

The Nutanix .Heart initiative aims to make an ongoing positive impact on the world by lending the company’s voice, time, expertise, products and funding to help solve complex social problems.

Commenting on the initiative, Paul Ruinaard, Regional Sales Director at Nutanix in South Africa, said: “Time Anchor Distillery has identified an issue within our country that has utilised their resources to make a difference that undoubtedly has a far-reaching impact in South Africa. As a donor, we have assisted the distillery with financial support and are proud to be associated with them.”


Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Organisations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. 

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