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Unprecedented mobilization of large manufacturers to produce 10,000 respirators


Macron announces 4 billion euros in orders. Air Liquide heads a French consortium.

"Before the crisis, we were producing 3.3 million masks per week, at the end of April we will be over 10 million, we will have more than tripled in a few weeks." On a visit to the mask factory in Kolmi-Hopen, near Angers, Emmanuel Macron drew up an inventory of French production. A symbolic visit, as the shortage of masks will be remembered as one of the highlights of this crisis.

Read also: Masks: France dependent on Chinese deliveries to come

Kolmi-Hopen, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medicom, is one of the four mask manufacturers in France, to which many companies have come to lend a hand by converting their factories. The head of state announced that new players, such as Faurecia, Michelin and Intermarché had joined the national effort. This rise in power of French industry will complement the billion masks ordered from China. In total, the French State has released an envelope of 4 billion euros to respond to the emergency in masks, drugs

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Source: lefigaro

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