StarFish leads the Canadian Emergency Ventilators project, part of the Canadian Government’s plan to mobilize industry to fight COVID-19. Click image to enlargeCelestica Inc. has won a program to build 7,500 ventilators for StarFish Medical Inc., a Canadian medical device company, at Celestica’s operation in Newmarket, Ont. 

The company will begin manufacturing the ventilators in May 2020 and intends to deliver the finished products on behalf of StarFish Medical to Health Canada for distribution early in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

“We are proud to partner with StarFish Medical in supplying the ventilators that healthcare professionals must have to treat COVID-19 patients who are in critical condition,” said Kevin Walsh, vice president of HealthTech at Celestica. “It’s a Canada-for-Canada alliance that will help to ensure our hospitals and healthcare workers have the equipment they need to save lives.”

“We’re working on a very short timetable, and Celestica’s expertise and capabilities across the entire product development cycle will ensure we can meet the deadline and deliver products of the highest quality,” said John Walmsley, EVP Strategic Relationships, StarFish Medical Inc.

StarFish leads the Canadian Emergency Ventilators project, part of the Canadian Government’s plan to mobilize industry to fight COVID-19. That plan includes Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) initiative to build capacity through superclusters. The initiative will quickly bring to market more than 30,000 ventilators in Canada to meet the demand for lifesaving medical equipment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Magna group to focus on emerging technologies

Magna International wants to make sure it's on the leading edge of technolgoies for the automotive industry and it's setting up a "technology advisory council" to provide direction to the company and help to identify business opportuniities.

Machining group launches new event

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), in partnership with Mazak Corp., Iscar Tools and Sandvik Coromant, is launching an educational event for educators and for industry.

Machining group to launch skills training centre

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) has announced the creation of a new training and development centre to address the skilled trades shortage.

BDC sets up $250 M fund for legacy industries

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has launched a $250 million venture capital fund to foster innovation and digitization in legacy Canadian industries including agriculture, resource extraction and manufacturing.

Welding group launches post secondary awards program

The CWA Foundation has introduced the Post Secondary School Awards program for Canadian welding students.

Magna outlook 2016: 15.7% rise in production sales

Magna International's forecast for a 15.7% increase for global production sales may be an early sign of an economic turnaround for manufacturing.

$62+ M for two Quebec aerospace firms

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

Elliott to distribute Hurco machines

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, ON, has signed a distribution agreement with Hurco CNC Machine Tools to represent the machine too builder's products and technologies in Canada. The agreement expands the Canadain distributor's growing list of manufacturimng principals for the Canadian metalworking industry.

Canada, Ontario support auto investment

The Federal and Ontario governments have created a sub-committee under the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to promote investments in automotive manufacturing in Ontario.

Canada's economic plan offers some manufacturing support

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes the $100 billion federal stimulus package aimed at creating one million jobs over the next three years.

Quebec trailer company gets $600k fed funding

Armorteck Inc., a trailer manufacturer in Magog, Que., has received $600,000 in federal support.

Manufacturing hits record-high growth: Survey

The manufacturing sector hit record-high levels in June, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), registering 57.1, up from 56.2 in May and the highest reading in  more than seven and a half years of data collection.

Guidebook for manufacturers crossing the border

A group of manufacturing industry associations has created a guide for business travellers crossing the U.S.-Canada border for work in the manufacturing supply chain that's critical to regional economies in both countries.

US companies using tariffs to hike prices, Linamar CEO says

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, says "opportunistic" US companies are taking advantage of 25 per cent tariffs on metals introduced by President Donald Trump to hike the prices they charge.

McMaster opens $11 M engineering hands-on learning centre

McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering has opened a 28,000 sq ft student centre for hands-on learning.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn