Polopique is producing several types of medical supplies such as scrubs, hospital uniforms and masks, and already has numerous orders from several countries such as Germany, Belgium, England, France and Canada. According to economic newspaper Dinheiro Vivo, Polopique has certified several mask models both in international laboratories and CITEVE.
In Germany alone, the company has closed contracts amounting to several dozen million euro by the end of the year, while in Portugal they closed a contract with one of the largest pharmaceuticals distributors. The new production strategy demanded an investment of around 200 thousand euro to install automated machinery, as reported to Dinheiro Vivo by the CEO of the group, Luís Guimarães.
The company is successfully re-emerging from industrial confinement forced by the pandemic, restarting the production of the cotton and cotton with recycled polyester collections for the Inditex group and for Zalando, one of the largest online fashion platforms in Europe, which recently pulled out from the Portuguese market.
Polopique is one of the biggest Portuguese textile groups, and one of the few that are entirely vertical, from fibre to the finished garment. Based in Santo Tirso, the company’s employs a thousand people – who kept working throughout the confinement period – and has a sales volume of around 110 million euro.