Hyundai teams up with Air Liquide to produce ventilators in India

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Hyundai Motor India on Saturday has declared that it has teamed up with French company Air Liquide Medical Systems for production of hospital ventilators in India, to help the nation reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker stated that in the first phase, it intends to produce 1000 ventilators. Furthermore, it aims to gradually increase the production […]

General Motors dispatches ventilators for coronavirus patients

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General Motors said on Friday it had started providing the first batch of 54 ventilators to U.S. hospitals which are treating severely ill COVID-19 coronavirus patients. The automaker said the Franciscan Health Olympia Fields hospital located in Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospitals will get shipments of 10 ventilators each through package delivery […]

General Motors says ventilators ready for delivery in the US

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General Motors has started mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The task is being carried out under contract to the US Department of Health and Human Services. In less than a month, Ventec, GM’s supply chain and its manufacturing, logistics, legal, and talent acquisition groups […]

General Motors starts production of ventilators for U.S. government

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General Motors stated on Tuesday it had started producing ventilators in the volume required to treat severely ill coronavirus patients and would make deliveries of the first batch of the medical equipment to the U.S. government this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nine contracts amounting to almost $2.6 […]

General Motors, Philips to supply 73,000 ventilators to U.S. in $1.1 billion effort

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The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Wednesday awarded two contracts worth over $1 billion to make ventilators required to treat severely sick coronavirus patients and prepares to declare five more contracts later this week. HHS awarded automaker General Motors a contract for $489 million to produce 30,000 ventilators, while it also declared […]

Ford converts Michigan plant into ventilator factory, promising 50,000 devices by July

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The Ford Motor’s Rawsonville Plant located in Michigan is being converted into a ventilator factory, as hospitals fighting the coronavirus have reported about shortages of the life-saving devices. Ford expects to start building the devices this month and increasing it to 7,200 a week.  The company has promised to provide 50,000 ventilators by July 4, which may be […]

Fiat Chrysler starts ventilator component production in Italy

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Fiat Chrysler (FCA) started ventilator parts to help Italy’s Siare Engineering boost its output of the medical equipment needed to treat patients during the coronavirus crisis, the automaker said on Friday. Automakers across the world are increasing production of critical healthcare products and machines to deal with the enormous demand during the pandemic. Italy, the […]

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

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Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

Trump invokes Defense Production Act but GM says it’s already moving fast

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About eleven days ago, American automaker General Motors put hundreds of employees on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But President Donald Trump, said the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which allows the government broad authority to direct […]

Ford, General Electric to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

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Ford Motor stated on Monday it will produce 50,000 ventilators during the next 100 days at a plant located in Michigan. The automaker will cooperate with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and can then construct 30,000 every month as needed to treat patients affected with the coronavirus. Ford stated the simplified ventilator design, which is licensed […]

Suzuki partners with AgVA to make 10,000 ventilators per month in India

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Maruti Suzuki on Saturday has announced that it is collaborating with the Indian manufacturer AgVA Healthcare to create ventilators, face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker has stated that it intends to rapidly increase the production of ventilators, up to 10,000 units monthly, which would be helpful for the health sector […]