Guyson manufactures the Kerry branded 'Microsolve 250', a solvent-based ultrasonic cleaning machine, which provides precision cleaning of components used in the ventilators and at present supplies them to one of the OEM ventilator makers. Crucially, the cleaning process utilising the Guyson System is already cleared by regulators and can support immediate upscaling of production.

The VentilatorChallengeUK consortium has received formal orders from the government in excess of 10,000 units.

Having already supplied two existing demonstration units to the consortium, Guyson is now focusing its attention on the manufacture of new systems. Guyson employees have been diverted to this critical manufacturing task and are working longer shifts and worked right throughout the Easter period to deal with production of the machines. The first of the new units will follow the most recent refurbished system in two to three weeks, a manufacturing lead time which is usually eigth-10 weeks.

Mark Viner, managing director of Guyson's Blast & Wash Division, says: “The response from the team here at Guyson has been immense, everyone is very much aware of the importance of this initiative and is keen to do their bit, our welders, fabricators, fitters, electricians and test engineers offering literally whatever it takes to get the job done.

“Two of our team have even made the 10-hour round-trip to our electro-polishing supplier, a critical part of the Microsolve manufacturing process, saving us valuable assembly time.

“I’m very proud of the response from the Guyson team and we are all grateful to be able to play a small part in support of the real heroes on the front line in the battle with the coronavirus.”