SEAT Starts The Production Of Emergency Ventilators

Production of the emergency ventilators has begun after successful testing.

Added: 20 April 2020

SEAT Starts The Production Of Emergency Ventilators

SEAT has started the production of its emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities to help and assist with the COVID-19 pandemic. The device has been authorised by the Spanish Agency of Medicine for clinic investigation. 

The device is being built on the SEAT Leon assembly line and up to 300 ventilators can be produced each day. The emergency ventilator includes an adapted windscreen wiper motor, and each devices has more than 80 electronic and mechanical components. Once built the device then passes through quality control with ultraviolet light sterilisation. 

The project is being led by SEAT Vice-President for Production and Logisitcs, Dr. Christian Vollmer, "teamwork and collaboration is now more important than ever so that together we can try to meet the demand from health centres. At SEAT we have an advanced mass production system and in a situation like the present one it is our responsibility to make it available to Spanish society."

SEAT is also currently working on several projects to assist with slowing down the spread of COVID-19, the projects will be announced once they have passed all of the necessary health tests. The team of professionals from the areas of Production, Health and Emergencies, Development, Logistics and Quality, among others, have been working against the clock to make these projects become a reality. 

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