May 26, 2020

The support of CIEL Textile for the fight against COVID-19

CIEL Textile in Mauritius and Madagascar, a member of CIEL Group, like the MITCO Group, joined forces in the fight against COVID-19 by producing protective masks matching international sanitary standards to support the communities.


CIEL Textile in collaboration with the Mauritius Export Association has rapidly adapted its production lines to produce protective masks in partnerships with the C-Care team, a private hospital based in Mauritius, forming part of the healthcare cluster of CIEL Group. The Research & Development team has been working assiduously to develop the best alternative protective mask to fight the transmission of the virus and protect the population in the given actual context.


Since March 2020, 4.5 million masks have been produced and more than 200,000 masks have been donated to the local authorities and NGOs in Mauritius and Madagascar.


The textile cluster of CIEL Group has built enough capacity to produce masks for exportation and the local market which can be ordered through their website They have also started to produce gowns which are suited to the medical practitioners.


It is remarkable to see a whole team adapting and innovating within a short period of time during a crisis situation. Kudos to the CIEL Textile Team!


About CIEL Textile:


CIEL Textile is an internationally renowned player in the textile sector. In operation since 1972, CIEL Textile has continued to expand internationally and employs more than 18,000 people in 20 production units in Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh. CIEL Textile has become a key regional player in the textile sector thanks to the vertical integration of its operations and thus offers solutions from yarn spinning to clothing.  Through its 3 segments, Woven, Knitwear, and Fine Knits, CIEL Textile is able to offer a wide variety of products to its customers worldwide.