Ferrari and FCA ready to convert car factories for coronavirus emergency1 min read
FCA and Ferrari are ready to make their factories and collaborators available to accelerate the production of lung ventilators for intensive care.
As a matter of fact, the two Italian carmakers are in talks with the nation’s biggest ventilator manufacturer to help to boost the production of the life-saving machines that are urgently needed in the coronavirus crisis.
The only Italian ventilator manufacturer, Siare Engineering, despite having canceled all foreign orders, is unable to keep up with the demand from Italian hospitals and the commitment to deliver 125 life-saving machines per week, 2,000 devices by July, but it has the strength of a small producer with less than 50 employees.
The Italian Army has already sent 25 of its technicians to face the work peak in the Siare plant in Valsamoggia. Now Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have opened the doors of their sites to also support the production of components and the assembly of ventilators, making available in particular the local systems, network and expertise.
Gianluca Preziosa, CEO of Siare, underlines that in the construction of lung ventilators the skills of electronics and pneumatics are fundamental, which juggles the automotive sector well.