A visit to remember at TECHTEX

Two months after the commencement of the production of safety masks, TECHTEX received a visit from the Romanian Government, at the highest level. Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, the Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, Virgil Popescu, the Minister of National Defense, Nicolae Ciuca, and the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications, Lucian Bode, came to Maramureș to witness the production of safety masks and gear, to talk to the owners of the company, and to identify new ways to support Romanian manufacturing.

VVirgil Popescu, Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment:
“I visited the Techtex factory, of the Taparo Group, the first Romanian company to manufacture surgical masks and safety gear. With their help, we managed to solve some problematic situations when the pandemic crisis was at its peak in our country. I would like to thank them for finding solutions and coming up with concrete results. I would like to encourage all entrepreneurs in our country to “dare”, because they will receive our support. Romania has potential and together we can revitalize the economy.”

Ludovic Orban, Prime Minister of Romania:
“I have heard that here, in Târgu Lăpuș, very good masks are being made. Not only that, but they are also preparing to manufacture, for the first time in Romania, the filter layer of the surgical masks, the FFP2 masks – a filter layer providing the highest degree of protection. We have already seen where this capacity is going to be installed. It is very important that a Romanian company manage, in a very short time, to manufacture surgical masks, FFP2 masks and be ready to start manufacturing the much needed fabric, which is the basis for all health and safety gear: Masks, suits, scrubs, caps. We are here to encourage this company, which is taking very intrepid steps in an extremely important field.”

Ioan Filip, CEO of C.A. TAPARO:
“I believe that through the investment we made at TECHTEX, we contributed to the price decrease of safety masks and gear on the Romanian market. With the emergence of Romanian manufacturers, the importers were forced to lower prices. Our strategy and the business plan that we have substantiated and that has been supported and financed considers the manufacturing of all the layers necessary for the production of surgical and FFP2 masks, of the textile fabric for the production of all the safety gear involved. It is a much larger investment. Our goal was not to manufacture masks, but to secure production in terms of quantity, quality, and price.”

The representatives of the Romanian Government also went to Cicârlău, near Baia Mare, where, together with the owners of TECHTEX, they laid the cornerstone of the new factory to be built on an area of 19,000 sqm. The new unit will be completed in the last quarter of this year and will be the first medical textile factory with one hundred percent Romanian capital.