Automaker will help produce ventilators.
GM is joining forces with Ventec Life Systems and StopTheSpread.org to work on a collaborative effort that will enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ventec will leverage GM’s logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of their critically important ventilators. “With GM’s help, Ventec will increase ventilator production,” said Chris Kiple, Ventec Life Systems CEO. “By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more ventilators to more hospitals much faster. This partnership will help save lives.”
StopTheSpread.org issued the following statement: ”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.”