In Ploërmel, in Morbihan, the Celluloses de Brocéliande plant is preparing to relaunch the production of sanitary, surgical and FFP2 masks at the end of August… fifteen years after having stopped it. This Intermarché subsidiary, which produces diapers and sanitary napkins, has just received its first three machines. The factory is getting in line of battle to manufacture 130 million units by the end of the year, then 350 to 400 million masks per year from 2021.
The company is one of the five French manufacturers (Savoy, BB Distrib, BioSerenity, Chargeurs) requested at the end of April by the State to support the historical manufacturers of France: Valmy (Segetex), Kolmi-Hopen, as well as the ghosts Paul Boyé and Macopharma (which had ceased production for a few years). At the end of May, the state ordered a billion sanitary masks from French manufacturers (after 420 million at the start of the crisis), to be delivered by the end of the year. The goal? Replenish the stock