CIE support for VentilatorChallengeUK shortlisted for AV in Action Award

18th October 2020

CIE Group successfully complete manufacturing and supply cable assembly contracts for VentilatorChallengeUK.

Vote for CIE Group in the AV Action Awards 2020CIE is proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the AV-in-Action Award, for our hard work and support for the Ventilator Challenege UK project this summer.

Following on from the UK Government and NHS calls for medical ventilators to address the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, specialist AV and electronics distributor CIE-Group successfully completed numerous contracts to supply custom-built cables and electronic components to the VentilatorChallengeUK.

Over the first few months of lockdown, CIE re-focussed much of their resources to support the critical manufacturing supply chain producing essential medical ventilators.

Supplying directly to key VentilatorChallengeUK members those included Penlon, McLaren, Ford, Airbus and Jaguar LandRover, CIE has now supplied over a quarter of a million bespoke cable assemblies and connectivity units in record time to meet the demands on the NHS during the pandemic.

'We are extremely proud to have successfully completed our contracts and to have supported the critical supply chain for VentilatorChallengeUK.'

CIE were approached by the Consortium to provide high volume critical electronic components for both existing ventilator models and approved new designs, requiring the CIE team to design, source, manufacture and deliver non-standard video and control cable assemblies in extraordinarily short time frames.

CIE Electronics Director Ben Yeardley said; "It's been an exciting challenge for us, having produced in excess of 250,000 cables - from initial tooling to product delivered to the factories - all within a very tight 2 month window. We are extremely proud to have successfully responded to this critical need and have supported the critical supply chain for VentilatorChallengeUK. It's been an honour for the CIE team to have played our small part in helping to alleviate the suffering in the UK resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic."

Available services to support critical manufacture and supply chain needs:

  • UK design, stock-holding & support facility
  • Highly skilled workforce & supporting engineering teams
  • Inspection & testing facilities
  • High speed tooling & prototype production
  • Specialised & Standard assembly and testing production lines
  • Bonded & secure warehousing
  • ISO9001, ISO13485, IPC member factory facilities
  • UK & overseas facilities


BEIS Approved supplier to ventilator manufacture

CIE-Electronics is acknowleged by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as a supplier to Ventilator Manufacture.

What is Ventilator Challenge UK?

Ventilator Challenge UK logoThe VentilatorChallengeUK is a consortium of major UK technology, manufacturing and engineering companies who have joined together to help meet the UK Government's and NHS' urgent requirements for medical ventilators during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Companies within the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium received formal orders from the UK Government to manufacture and supply in excess of 15,000 medical ventilators at the very earliest opportunity.

In response to the NHS' challenge  to treat unprecedented numbers of patients suffering with the coronavirus, many leading manufacturers, engineers, designers and medical equipment experts are prioritising the production and supply of these vital ventilators to serve the national need.



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