Air Liquide: 10,000 ventilators in 50 days


Faced with the urgent need for ventilators to treat the patients most severely affected by coronavirus (Covid-19), Air Liquide is leading a group of French industrials to produce 10,000 ventilators in 50 days – a direct request from the French Government.

Whilst its subsidiary Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS) has already begun tripling its production capacity to produce the first 1,000 ventilators, Air Liquide will lead a task force, comprising Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo and 30 purchasing and industrialisation experts, to produce a further 9,000 pieces of the vital medical equipment between the beginning of April and mid-May.

To meet the immense challenge of 10,000 ventilators in 50 days, the task force will need to:

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