Just one day after CEO Mary Barra told the world that the corporate might of General Motors is ready to fight Coronavirus, the company has announced a collaboration with a ventilator manufacturing company, Ventec Life Systems.
The two companies, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, are working together to increase production capacity of Ventec’s respiratory products. The company produces much needed ventilators that are currently in short supply.
The partnership will allow Ventec to leverage GM’s “logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of their critically important ventilators.”
Quote from Ventec:
“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”
Quote from StopTheSpread.org:
“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.”
Quote from General Motors:
“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. “We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.”