CarnaudMetalbox Engineering, the Shipley-based machine manufacturing division of Crown Holdings, Inc., begins parts production to help build ventilators to assist in the COVID-19 fight.
CMbE received a call from a fellow manufacturer, Altec Engineering Ltd, to help in the production of parts for portable ventilators. In a short time, the Engineering team were able to manufacture test component parts in the machine shop. These parts were delivered for validation to Altec and CMbE is now in full production.
The production of the portable ventilator with CMbE manufactured parts is now well underway with 350 ventilator units shipped for assembly, and a further 5500 to follow.
Andrew Truelove, General Manager at CMbE commented, “We are extremely proud to be involved in this project, a truly worthy cause. All efforts are being led by our fantastic employees working from both at home and in the factory, an amazing example of how a company can pull together during very difficult times. We would like to thank the NHS for this opportunity and all of our key workers who are making this a success, we support you every step of the way and are bursting with pride to be playing our part.”