Romanian company invests €20 mn in medical textile factory
April 16, 2020 - Romania
Techtex, a member of Romanian Furniture manufacturer Taparo Group, recently launched two more automated technological lines for manufacturing surgical masks. Taparo announced it would invest €20 million in Techtex to transform it into the first medical textile factory with full Romanian capital. The production of personal protective equipment (PPE) began two weeks ago.
“At this moment, Techtex is the only non-woven material manufacturer (TNT) from Romania and can provide the necessary quantity for the production of two of the three layers of surgical masks as well as disposable suits, robes, caps and bed linen….The output goes to Romanians who are in the front line in the fight against COVID-19,” the company said in a press release.
The company will invest €20 million in a brand new factory to produce the third lawyer of surgical masks, which it currently imports. The project is supported with a loan from state-owned lender Eximbank, to be repaid in seven years, a Romanian newspaper reported.
Techtex will immediately start the construction of the new plant in Baia Mare. The term of completion of the investment is 8-10 months. During this period, the production of medical textiles, sanitary protection and hygiene equipment is being carried out in the spaces already set up within the Taparo Group, located in Oradea and Targu Lapus.