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Anglia forms COVID-19 task force to priorities the design and development of ventilators

Published: 30 March 2020 - Christian Lynn

Anglia Components has announced the formation of a COVID-19 task force to coordinate and allocate available inventory and FAE resources to support customers designing or manufacturing ventilators and other vital medical equipment, to help address the COVID-19 emergency.

Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia commented, “At Anglia, we are committed to doing everything that we can to get the design and production of essential medical equipment ramped up as quickly as possible, giving our amazing NHS staff the tools that they need to save lives. In order to make sure that these enquiries receive high priority, we have set up a dedicated COVID task force who can direct our FAE technical support and reserve any available inventory for these projects before we even receive an order – something we normally would never do. We are also enjoying fantastic support from our suppliers with this initiative, for which we thank them. For example, many of our suppliers are now supporting the supply to medical customers on a priority basis where we don’t have inventory ourselves, helping to greatly shorten the standard lead-times.”

He added, “Since responding to the Call for Help issued by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, we have already supported several customers in ramping up production quickly on medical ventilators and other critical products. It is worth noting that projects that need priority go beyond the ventilators themselves. We have customers, for example, who are involved in manufacturing critical systems that guarantee power to this vital medical equipment.”

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