Philips is working around the clock to ramp up production of hospital ventilators and other critical care products to help diagnose and treat patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As initially communicated in March, we are doubling our production of hospital ventilators in May and will achieve a four-fold increase by the third quarter of 2020.

 

Our efforts to increase production have included:

  • Hiring additional manufacturing employees and shifting current employees to support increased demand immediately;
  • Adding manufacturing lines and increasing the number of shifts to 24/7 shifts;
  • Working closely with Philips’ suppliers to secure materials supply to feed the increased production at our manufacturing sites;
  • Leveraging Philips’ innovation capabilities to re-purpose adjacent product ranges to address the increased demand;
  • Engaging with third party contract manufacturers Jabil and Flex

 

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