Battery manufacturer the BMZ Group has converted production to Li-ion batteries for several applications in the medical sector, particularly ventilators.
The manufacturer is accelerating the production of Li-ion batteries in this field in response to customers who are currently producing ventilators asking for support, some of which have seen a 50% increase in inquiries.
BMZ Founder and CEO Sven Bauer said of the decision: “We are all going through an unplanned stress test at the moment. Each of us is affected by the Coronavirus, and we can see its consequences everywhere we look. We have all taken precautionary measures, and we discuss the situation in a daily Skype call, while gathering information first-hand from our international subsidiaries.
“For us, health protection is paramount. That is why we didn’t hesitate for a moment when we received a distressed call from manufacturers of urgently needed ventilators. We are in the fortunate situation of having access to an extensive inventory, allowing us to increase the number of batteries we produce for use in medical technology.
“BMZ immediately assembled a team to ramp up production. We’re not leaving anyone behind.”
BMZ Group produces batteries from power tools, to storage units, to industrial e-Mobility such as forklifts, excavators and e-Bikes.
The Group joins the likes of performance cycle clothing manufacturer Santini of Bergamo in turning its manufacturing attention to the Coronavirus effort, which has converted its production to that of surgical masks to assist those fighting the spread of virus.
Likewise, Scicon Sports is now manufacturing a line of face masks and glasses designed in response to the virus, which are now on sale here.