Ontario invests $2.5M in Linamar retooling for ventilator production
September 15, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Linamar Corp. is receiving a $2.5 million investment from the Ontario government to support the retooling of its assembly line to manufacture ventilator components.
The project is for the production of 10,000 Ontario-made e700 ventilators at Linamar’s Guelph, Ontario facility.
O-Two Medical Technologies partnered with Linamar Corp. and other companies, including Bombardier, to produce the devices.
The investment is part of the $50-million Ontario Together Fund announced earlier this year, which provides financial support for manufacturers that retool to create products that aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Through the Ontario Together Fund, the government is delivering targeted investments that it says will increase the province’s stockpile of Ontario-made products and personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Businesses like Linamar, O-Two Medical, and Bombardier have stepped up with solutions to help at a critical time,” says Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade, in a statement.
“Ontario’s economic recovery would not be possible without the collective efforts of everyone in every corner of this province. We applaud our world-class manufacturing sector for helping ensure the province has the Ontario-made solutions to respond to the needs now and any future emergency, should it arise.”
Linamar supplies the automotive, agriculture, and aerial work platform markets.