Meanwhile established ventilator makers have been ramping up for a couple of weeks. Philips, Medtronic, GE and Breas have all dramatically increased production to meet demand, as have Draegerwerk in Germany, Hamilton Medical in Switzerland, Getinge in Sweden and Siare Engineering International in Italy. Many had been stockpiling components in recent weeks in preparation.
All of this highlights the challenges of quickly ramping production for medical equipment. We have yet to see the impact on the global supply chain, particularly on essential items such as high reliability film capacitors, ceramic capacitors and batteries: BMZ RAMPS UP BATTERY PRODUCTION.