Safran builds 1,000 respirators for Mexico
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MEXICO – Safran Mexico built a thousand respirators for the Federal Government, which will be used to treat patients affected by Covid-19.
Collaboration with Mexican authorities emerged as a way to support the country in the midst of the pandemic, since, being a global health crisis, the market suffered a shortage of this type of medical devices, explained Daniel Parfait, president of Safran in Mexico.
"We have had a presence in Mexico for 30 years, we are the first aeronautical employer in the country, so whenever there is a problem, a disaster or a crisis, we feel responsible and we try to do something to help," he said.
Parfait highlighted that this operation carried out for the Federal Government was carried out non-profit, adjusting the operations so that each respirator could be manufactured covering only the costs of the device.
“This is a contribution from us to overcome this crisis in the country. We are proud to have reached the production of a thousand respirators, "he said.
In conjunction with the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) and with government support, Safran installed an exclusive production line to carry out the manufacture of 36 high-precision components and assemble the devices. Once all the parts were in place, it took about four hours to finish a respirator, he noted.
To achieve this task, the French company approved an audit of good practices by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), with the aim of guaranteeing the cleaning conditions and viable work areas for medical grade materials, the company noted.
While the collaboration between Safran and the authorities came to an end with the delivery of the 1,000 respirators, Parfait said they are open to dialogue should their technological capabilities be required again.
In addition to respirators, the company delivered more than six thousand face masks in the state of Chihuahua, 192 Aerobox Shields (structures for the protection of medical personnel during patient treatment), 101 thousand masks and transfer cabins for Covid-19 patients.