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ANCA begins manufacturing components for ventilators

May 21, 2020
The Australian manufacturer of CNC machines is supporting the medical industry and fighting against COVID-19 through the NOTUS Emergency Ventilator program

ANCA has joined a consortium to rapidly manufacture invasive ventilators within Australia. This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive. Banding together with other Australian manufacturing businesses, the consortium aims to harness various industry capabilities to make more ventilators sooner.

ANCA has pivoted to COVID-19 related manufacturing to support national efforts to produce more ventilators. ANCA’s project team will support this venture while maintaining business-as-usual production, service and support for its customers.

ANCA, an Australian manufacturer of CNC machines that produce precision cutting tools, supplies to a wide range of industries. The organization has also been classified in the U.S. as an essential industry. ANCA exports 98% of its product and its machines have the capacity to machine components in brass, aluminium, plastic and steel.

"With an extremely tight timeframe, we’ve jumped in and started manufacturing the parts; it’s a team effort across the business to get it done," said production operations manager, Mark Patman. "A lot of the processes required to deliver this type of project are already in place at ANCA. We can leverage off all our systems to be able to deliver the project.”

ANCA is utilizing a cross-functional team comprising manufacturing, supply chain, project management, stores logistics, and safety to support this work.