Produmax, an aerospace company based in Shipley, is manufacturing thousands of parts that will be assembled on the new ventilators being produced to help the NHS save lives.
The new ventilators have been designed, tested and approved in record time by the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium, and the government has issued formal orders in excess of 10,000 ventilator units so far.
With the support of their team Produmax has implemented split shifts around the clock to produce vital parts at speed from their Baildon site.
Produmax will have switched to making ventilator parts on their lathes over the next few weeks, and over 60,000 brass, steel and plastic components will make their way onto the air flow control units of Penlon and Smiths Medical ventilators.
Mandy Ridyard, Produmax Financial Director said “We’re proud to be part of this vital fight against Covid 19. We’d like to thank our fantastic team of engineering superheroes for taking up this challenge to help save lives.”
The Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium is chaired by Dick Elsy, CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Companies and Groups involved include:
• BAE Systems
• Ford Motor Company
• GKN Aerospace
• High Value Manufacturing Catapult
• Inspiration Healthcare Group
• Siemens Healthineers and Siemens UK
• Smiths Group
• Ultra Electronics
• UK-based F1 teams: Haas F1, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull Racing, Racing Point, Renault Sport Racing, Williams