McLaren Joins Push To Manufacture Ventilators

McLaren has joined forces with several other firms in a bid to increase the production of ventilators, to help in the fight against coronavirus.

McLaren promises to bring its technical expertise and resources from all corners of the business to aid with all aspects of production. McLaren will also turn its attentions to manufacturing important equipment to test the efficiency of the ventilators, as well as building the trolleys to fix the ventilators to in hospitals.

The Ventilator Challenge UK collective has received formal orders from the Government to manufacture at least 10,000 units. The consortium is led by Dick Elsy, CEO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult – a group of manufacturing research centres in the UK.

“This consortium brings together some of the most innovative companies in the world. Every day, their highly-skilled staff collaborate to create solutions that help millions of people, and this project is no different. They are working together with incredible determination and energy to scale up production of much-needed ventilators and combat a virus that is affecting people in many countries. I am confident this consortium has the skills and tools to make a difference and save lives.”

- Dick Elsy, CEO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Other companies involved in the consortium include Red Bull Racing, AMG Petronas F1 Team, Renault F1 Team, Microsoft, AirBus, Dell, BAE Systems, Siemens, Accenture and Unilever.

For more information and updates regarding the ongoing project, click here.

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