The Bortex Group of Companies has announced that it has switched its local production capacity to produce face masks and medical scrubs.
The initiative undertaken by the group is being taken in support of the Maltese COVID-19 response movement with the aim of assisting hospitals and clinics in Malta.
The company has taken various measures in its various locations around the world in order to abide by the instructions being given by the local authorities. These include the closure of its manufacturing plant in Tunisia which will remain shut until the curfew in that country is lifted. Furthermore, all Bortex and Gagliardi retail stores both in Malta as well as overseas will remain closed until health authorities in each market give the green light to re-open.
On the other hand, the Group’s CEO Peter Borg, said that the Maltese production facility will focus exclusively on the production of face masks and medical scrubs to support the Maltese healthcare authorities as well as to supply private organisations with their needs to the full extent that this will be possible. Mr Borg said that the local production capacity is expected to reach anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000 pieces per month.
Bortex is Malta’s longest established and most respected name in formal men’s tailoring. Maltese entrepreneur Sunny Borg established the company in 1964. It continues to supply the best names on the European high street with private label product as well as its own Gagliardi ranges.