Canadian auto parts makers team up to builder ventilators
- March 30, 2020
Canada’s biggest three auto suppliers have agreed to assist in the production of ventilators during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. They will assist on three projects that include ventilators built by Thornhill Medical of Toronto, O-Two Medical Technologies of Brampton, Ont. and General Motors Co. and Ventec Life Systems, which partnered to build ventilators at the GM plant in Indiana.
Magna International Inc., Linamar Corp., Martinrea International, the government of Ontario and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association agreed that the trio of suppliers will focus their efforts on helping manufacture ventilators.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Friday at news conference in Toronto that the provincial government has “an active order” for 10,000 ventilators, which the suppliers will help fill.
“This is going to be vital. We need to have these in our hospitals,” she said. “We’re…reaching out to Ontario companies who actively involved in changing their production lines, doing whatever they can to produce this supply.”
Source: Automotive News Canada, Financial Post