VUHL Automotive starts production of protection equipment for medical personnel in Queretaro

QUERETARO — VUHL, the Mexican OEM of ultralight supercars, has started the design and manufacture of overalls, gowns and shoe covers, targeting specific areas in its plant, under strict standards of isolation, respiratory protection and hygiene.

This initiative promotes the Personal Protection Equipment to the Health sector, with an initial capacity of 10,000 articles per week.

The manufacture of the articles is carried out within the Aerospace Cluster of the City of Querétaro, Mexico, where VUHL has installed its assembly plant as well as the Center for Advanced Composite Materials specialized in the production of carbon fiber.

At VUHL today carbon fiber is exchanged for medical textiles specially designed to mitigate various biological contaminations as well as health risks, manufacturing medical material under the ISO and AS9100 standards that the Center for Composite Materials has.

“We take advantage of state-of-the-art technology in engineering and production processes to cope with the high demand for specialized material supplies and thus ensure that medical personnel have the necessary tools,” said Iker Echeverría, general director VUHL.    

The manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment is carried out under aerospace grade quality standards, however it represents a logistical challenge to meet an unprecedented demand.

The protection kits will go to hospitals and health centers to initially support 10,000 doctors and progressively increase their production and distribution capacities, until they reach the limit for as long as it takes to win this battle against Covid-19.

This project was coordinated jointly with more than 45 Mexican workers and entrepreneurs who are located in 4 States of the Republic: Querétaro, CDMX, State of Mexico and San Luis Potosí.

For its part, the engineering department, as well as the research and development department, will be focused on finding solutions to the current needs of medical personnel.

The Composite Materials Center will go back to normal activities once the World Heatlth Organuzation (WHO) issues an official statement about the Covid-19 recession and there is an evident decrease in demand for surgical equipment.

Source: Cluster Industrial