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British manufacturers offer to help fight COVID-19

24th March 2020
Joe Bush

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has issued a call to manufacturers seeking support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components as part of the response to COVID-19.

Despite a healthy order book for gas analysers, Signal Group has responded positively; formally expressing a willingness to help. “As a developer and manufacturer of precision gas analysis equipment, we are accustomed with the technologies involved in the reliable, measured flow of contaminant-free gases,” said Signal’s MD James Clements. “We have the necessary expertise, experience and appropriate manufacturing equipment, so we would welcome the opportunity to help in any way we can.”

The UK Government is also seeking organisations with skills in design/specification, rapid prototyping, product assembly and certification/regulation/testing to help in the fight against COVID-19, so Signal has also offered its services in this regard. Speaking on Monday 23rd March 2020, Clements added: “We are waiting to hear if our offer of help is accepted. For the time being, we are carrying on with our normal work, with as many staff as possible home-working and only essential staff coming in to the Camberley factory, whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing.”

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