Aerospace industry steps up to the ventilator challenge

Companies across the Midlands are contributing

A consortium of UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK.

The consortium has been working hard to start production of a range of ventilator design options to meet a high-level specification for a Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator System developed by clinicians and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Over 20 Midlands aerospace manufacturers have stepped up to the ventilatorchallengeuk and have been putting in a brilliant effort to support the cause, some of which have been working night and day, over the last week, to meet the ambitious targets.

It’s not just the well-known aerospace brands that have been helping. Companies up and down the supply chain are all hard at work to help ensure the country gets the ventilators it needs, including suppliers of raw metals, makers of tooling for cutting machines, metal machinists, spring makers and companies putting special surface finishes on parts.

We feel proud every time we hear about another Midlands aerospace company joining the mission including:

  1. A&M EDM
  2. AE Aerospace
  3. Alloy Wire
  4. Arrowsmith
  5. Boneham and Turner
  6. CBE+
  7. Exactaform
  8. G&O Springs
  9. Gould Alloys
  10. HSM Engineering
  11. Manufacturing Technology Centre
  12. Meggitt
  13. Micro Spring and Presswork
  14. Nasmyth
  15. Poeton Industries
  16. Produmax
  17. Reginson Engineering
  18. Rolls-Royce
  19. Star Micronics
  20. Swiftool
  21. Technoset

If you’re not on our list yet, please let us know at and we’ll add you right away. We want to make sure every company that’s helping gets a mention!