MANN+HUMMEL supports Ford in medical equipment production with HEPA filter supply


MANN+HUMMEL is collaborating with Ford Motor Company to rapidly develop and produce powered air purifier respirators as the shortage of medical equipment becomes a critical issue.

The German manufacturing group will supply the HEPA filter in the Ford-produced respirator, which will be worn by healthcare workers when treating coronavirus (Covid-19) patients.

To date, MANN+HUMMEL produces, tests and ships 3,500 HEPA filter elements per day for this application, from their manufacturing sites in the US and Germany.

According to Ford, the automotive manufacturer is able to produce 100,000 respirators over the next two months.

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