- GM announced it is working with Ventec Life Systems for increasing the production of respiratory care products like ventilators to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
On Friday, GM announced it is working with Ventec Life Systems for increasing the production of respiratory care products like ventilators to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help the needs of a growing number of hospitals throughout the U.S.
Ventec is going to utilize GM’s logistics, purchasing, and manufacturing expertise for building more ventilators. And StopTheSpread.org is going to continue to unite business leaders across the country for collecting resources to complement and support government efforts.
Several other major automakers have also committed to ramp up ventilator production. Volkswagen said it is going to use 3D printers to make hospital ventilators. And Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that employees of the electric automaker is working on ventilators. Ford is also reportedly helping with the ventilator shortage.
“With GM’s help, Ventec will increase ventilator production. By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more ventilators to more hospitals much faster. This partnership will help save lives.”
-Ventec Life Systems CEO Christopher Kiple
“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.”
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra
“We are grateful for the partnership between GM and Ventec Life Systems, which will enable Ventec to drastically scale production of critically needed respiratory care products. This is a vital step in delivering relief to our healthcare system, which is threatened by the spread of COVID-19. As this virus continues to endanger the lives of countless Americans, StopTheSpread.org is working to unite the business community around a common threat to our economy and our way of life. We know the strength of this effort relies on urgent coordination between the public and private sectors in order to get through this crisis.”