GM and Ventec Life Systems partner to ramp up production of ventilators

GM and Ventec Life Systems partner to ramp up production of ventilators

General Motors is partnering up with Seattle-area medical equipment manufacturer Ventech Life Systems on what it's calling Project V.

In an email to GM senior management late Sunday, Shilpan Amin, the company's vice president of purchasing, wrote that GM has commitments from Ventec's parts companies to supply 93 percent of the ventilator's parts to GM. The effort is apparently being dubbed Project V by folks working on the initiative, and when it's up and running, the plan is to build 200,000 ventilators.

Ventec will depend on GM's production, logistics, as well as acquiring to help develop even more ventilators quicker.

"With GM's help, Ventec will increase ventilator production".

General Motors stated it was collaborating with Ventec Life Systems to allow the medical device maker to leverage the US automaker's logistics and expertise to construct more ventilators.

Tesla's also offered to make ventilators at its California plant.

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GM suppliers have jumped into action, working to convert their facilities from auto parts to ventilators parts. USA Don't have enough fans to meet the looming demand.

"We are working through the protocols to start production in the coming weeks and ultimately produce over a million face masks per month to donate to first responders and health care providers", he wrote.

In the interim, the fourth US automaker, Tesla, is also working on plans to produce ventilators.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also said he will help make ventilators to help the United States health system fight the pandemic. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla and SpaceX employees were "working on fans, quot; and, despite a tweet from Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio That the machines were definitely necessary, Musk did not provide further details on when or where his companies would produce the machines".

Governments are enlisting automakers such as Ford, General Motors, Ferrari and Nissan to increase production of ventilators and other equipment they are short of to deal with the fast-spreading disease. He added that he expected Tesla to have about 1,200 to distribute this week.

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