Bremont offers to switch to ventilator production
Bremont has offered to switch production at its Henley-on-Thames facility from watchmaking to the manufacture, assembly and testing of precision parts for ventilators. Co-founder Nick English says the company has already put a bid in to government to offer its services. The technology and engineering required to manufacture medical equipment is remarkably similar to that of watchmaking. In Switzerland, the EPHJ Geneva show has medical equipment manufacturing equipment promoted side-by-side with watchmaking technology. “A ventilator is made up of many different parts and no one company can make one overnight. However, there are parts which we certainly could manufacture if given the plans. We have got a whole factory which is full of machines which are capable of making these parts.” Nick English explains in the local newspaper Henley Standard.